Rick Olney

BA Linguistics Program Advisor, Instructor in Linguistics

Rick has been a member of Wycliffe since 2013, which is the same year he came to CanIL to start the Masters of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis. In 2014, he met his wife Hannah, who also came out to do a Masters degree at CanIL, and they were married in 2016. Rick finished his degree […]

Dr. Doug Trick

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Linguistics

D.Min. Bible Translation, Gordon-Conwell Seminary; M.A. Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington; B.R.E., Providence College.

Bob Rowe

A big welcome to Bob Rowe, our newest member to the CanIL Board of Directors. Bob graduated from UofC in 1972 with a B.PE and earned a Masters degree in Ministry from Prairie Graduate School in 1996. His career spanned thirty seven years in negotiations and contracts in oil and gas related businesses, both national and international. […]

Dr. Paul Arsenault

CanIL Tyndale Program Director, Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Dr. Arsenault has worked as a linguist with SIL International and its partner agencies since 1997. He has lived and traveled extensively in South Asia doing language research, teaching linguistics and providing consultant support to non-governmental organizations involved in literacy, translation and other language development projects. Education 2002. Ph.D., University of Toronto 2002. M.A., University […]

Dr. James Hafford

Assistant Professor of Linguistics

James and his wife, Lois, joined Wycliffe and began a New Testament translation in 1995 among the Wuvulu people of Papua New Guinea (PNG).  In parallel with the translation work, James started vernacular schools, and conducted workshops on orthography, grammar, lexicography, and literacy. The translation team dedicated the Wuvulu New Testament in 2005, with Prime Minister […]

Alistair Jackson

Vice President of Development

Alistair came to Canada, from Scotland, at age 10. After high school, he attended Bible school and became a missionary in France, thereby realizing an unfulfilled dream of his grandmother. Living in France yielded a deep interest in worldview and linguistics, and eventually a passion for teaching French in Canada, then graduate studies in servant […]

Dr. Steve Nicolle

MALT Program Director, Associate Professor of Linguistics

After completing a PhD in Linguistics at the University of York, UK, and working for a couple of years at a university in London, Steve and his wife, Ali joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and spent 8 years in a language development project among the Digo people on the south Kenyan coast. For the next 6 […]

Ali Nicolle

Academic Administration Coordinator

As a student of linguistics and Swahili at the University of York (UK), Ali was asked what possible use she could make of such a degree. The answer came in marrying fellow student Steve, joining Wycliffe and serving with the Digo language project in Kenya, Digo being a language closely related to Swahili. During their […]


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