Student Linguists at MUN (SLAM)


Student Linguists at Memorial (SLAM) is the undergraduate and graduate student society for the Department of Linguistics at Memorial University. 

Contact information 
SLAM Executive
Emma-Jean Thomson

"My name is Emma-Jean Thomson and I am excited to be this year’s SLAM President! I am a fourth-year Linguistics major and Psychology minor. I look forward to meeting you all this year when we “hopefully” return to campus!"




Emily Murphy

"Hi everyone! I'm Emily, this year's SLAM vice president! I'm in my 3rd year of Linguistics and Psychology. When I'm not studying, working or volunteering, I am known to be an avid nap taker! I can't wait to meet new people and see all the things we get to do this year."




Courtney Pearce
Events Coordinator

"Hi! My name is Courtney and I am a 4th year linguistics major with a minor in psychology. In my free time I’m an avid reader and I love to geek about anything MCU or Star Wars. I’m so excited to be the events coordinator this year and I look forward to meeting you all soon!"


Leah Bugden
Social Media Coordinator

"My name is Leah Bugden and I am excited to be the Social Media Coordinator for SLAM this year. I am a fourth-year Linguistics major, with a minor in French, and I am hoping to get a bachelor’s degree in Education afterwards. I also teach pottery classes and love crocheting!"










Grace Carey


"Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I am so excited to be a member at large this year! I am a third year linguistics and psychology major with aspirations to continue into Speech Pathology. In my free time I love to knit and drink more tea and cold brew than is healthy. I am looking forward to meeting you all!"




Cassidy Benson

Member at Large

"My name is Cassidy Benson and I’m a 2nd year Linguistics Major and Psychology Minor and am excited to be a member at large with SLAM! In my spare time I like to play volleyball and I love to hike."