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LANG (Language Advisory Networking Group)
Chair: Dominique Scheffel-Dunand

Multimedia Centres for Learning in the Humanities
University College, 15 King’s College Circle,
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H7, Canada

Affiliated Departments:
East Asian Studies: K. Nakajima, H. Wu:

French Studies: D. Scheffel-Dunand and R. Wooldridge

German Studies: U. Sherman

Italian Studies: R. Longo Lavorato, B. Magliocchetti

Near and Middle Eastern Studies: S. Günther

Slavic Languages and Literatures: I. Tigountsova, Kat Tancok

Multimedia Centres:
The Multimedia Centres for Learning in the Humanities consist of two language instruction labs and two Research and Development facilities. Access to the labs and to the R & D facilities, and all issues of academic usage of them, are exclusively within the prerogatives of the Director, Paul Ruppert, who is appointed by the Associate Dean for the Humanities. Damion Renner, LANG member and Multimedia Specialist for the Multimedia Centres, provides support and training on lab software, equipment, and web development for staff and faculty, and handles lab scheduling requests, access cards, and announcements.

CHASS is a computing facility within the Faculty of Arts & Science of the University of Toronto. It was created on May 1, 1996 by merging two computing centres: the EPAS Computing Facility and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, which – for the previous decade – had been separately serving Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines at the university. The Facility's broad mandate is to promote computing in research and teaching within the Humanities and Social Sciences departments.

CHASS also provides support to a number of institutes, centres, and other units within the University of Toronto, which – though not falling directly under CHASS’ mandate – entered into separate agreements with the Facility. These agreements vary in scope and duration and are tailored to meet specific needs of our users.

On the national and international scenes, CHASS maintains and operates the highly successful CHASS Data Centre, a collection of Social Sciences and general interest databases (e.g., Canadian Census, CANSIM, IMF, World Bank Tables, etc.). Thanks to our agreements with Statistics Canada and other institutions, the CHASS Data Centre is used by over 25 subscribing universities from Canada and the United States.

CHASS’ staff participates in a number of projects aimed at promoting instructional and research computing, and monitors developments in these areas around the world. (

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