The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO, is an annual opportunity for high school and CEGEP students in the US and Canada to take a day off from school and try solving some toy linguistics problems at a university host site. McGill Linguistics was proud to host 14 high school and CEGEP students from Montreal to participate in NACLO on January 25th. Laurestine Bradford and Andrea Kim invigilated and facilitated the competition, after hosting weekly hybrid practice sessions during the fall and winter alongside Brandon Chaperon and Zlata Odribets.

To learn more about NACLO at McGill, contact Laurestine Bradford (

French-speaking high school and CEGEP students still have the opportunity to participate in the Olympiade linguistique canadienne francophone (, to be hosted online on March 16 and 17th by a team from the University of Ottawa and the Université de Montréal.