In October 2008 the following professors from different faculties and departments of the University of Ottawa agreed, in principle, to support the creation of the new research center and to assume different levels of membership with the Centre’s structure, once it was established.
Nathalie Bélanger, Faculty of Education Linda Cardinal, Faculty of Social Sciences Richard Clément, Faculty of Social Sciences, OLBI Director Pierre Foucher, Faculty of Law Juana Liceras, Faculty of Arts, Department of Modern Languages and Literature Shana Poplack, Faculty of Arts, Department of Linguistics Larry Vandergrift, Faculty of Arts, OLBI, Founding Director of CCERBAL (2007-2009) Luise von Flotow, Faculty of Arts, School of Translation and Interpretation
Ma’moun Alshtaiwi, Official languages and Bilingualism Institute (University of Ottawa)
Angel Arias, School of Linguistics and Language Studies (Carleton University)
Susan Balinger, Department of Integrated Studies in Education (McGill University)