News & Events


The passing of Professor Emeritus André-Pierre Benguerel
July 14, 2015Andre-Pierre Benguerel It is with great sadness that I report the death of André-Pierre on June 25 2015 following a long period of leukemia. A Professor Emeritus of the School Andre-Pierre was the first faculty member I hired from Gordon Peterson’s lab at the University of Michigan, to join the Division of Audiology and Speech […] Read More >

SASS student wins SAC 2015 Isabel Richard Student Paper Award
May 20, 2015Congratulations to Selena Vermey, year 2 Audiology student, who has won the SAC 2015 Isabel Richard Student Paper Award (Below Doctoral Level).  This award recognizes an SAC student associate at the below-doctoral level for the best paper written on a specific topic related to the professions. Selena’s paper is entitled “Improving Effective Communication With Families […] Read More >

Dr. Bernhardt launches new website for the Phonological Development Tools and Cross-linguistic Phonology Project
April 14, 2015Dr. Bernhardt’s website went live this morning hosting a variety of tools and information on the Cross-lingustic Phonology project. For more info, please click here. Read More >

Dr. Jenstad presents at Canadian Hard of Hearing Association AGM
April 14, 2015Dr. Lorienne Jenstad will be presenting at this years Canadian Hard of Hearing Association AGM on the topic of “What consumers know and want to know about hearing health care” “Lessons from health psychology: health behaviour and hearing care” For more information and how to register, please click here. Read More >

SLP graduate wins grand prize in business challenge
April 7, 2015Congratulations to Nathan Hoffart, a SLP graduate from our School who has been awarded the grand prize in the Futurpreneur Thrive North Business Challenge. The young entrepreneur plans on using his prize to start a speech pathology clinic in northern Canada and provide services to remote communities and First Nations people. It’s great to see […] Read More >

Can children with autism learn two languages?
April 1, 2015April 2 2015 marks World Autism Awareness Day. Bilingualism expert, Dr. Stefka Marinova-Todd, Associate Professor at UBC’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences and Director of UBC’s Centre for Intercultural Language Studies, debunks the perception that bilingualism hampers language development in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Several years ago, you and your colleagues decided […] Read More >

Announcing the creation of a new donation fund benefiting the Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp
February 27, 2015Starting today, a new donation fund will go towards the Sea to Sky Aphasia camp participants. Donations collected will be used to support and create social-recreational opportunities for people with aphasia and their family members. All funds raised will be used to ensure low-income campers get to be a part of this meaningful experience. For […] Read More >

An anniversary for ALL
January 5, 2015From left to right – Ada Ko, Kevin Lee, and Dr. May Bernhardt Speech-language pathologists and former UBC graduates Bosko Radanov and Riley Rosebush When May Bernhardt first met Kevin Lee, she saw something in him that others didn’t. “He had only a couple of signs, and a few speech sounds,” recalls Dr. Bernhardt, a […] Read More >

Congratulations to the Class of 2014
November 27, 2014November 26 marks the graduation ceremonies for the Graduation Class of 2014. Congratulations to all our Graduates!               Read More >

Associate Professor Stefka Marinova-Todd has been invited and sponsored by the ASHA Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline committee and the Autism Topic committee to present a seminar on Bilingualism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
November 21, 2014Associate Professor Stefka Marinova-Todd has been invited and sponsored by the ASHA Cultural and Linguistic Considerations Across the Discipline committee and the Autism Topic committee to present a seminar on Bilingualism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Her invited talk will be held on Nov 21st, 2014 Summary of session: This session was developed by the Convention Program Committee to […] Read More >