News & Events


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 >

Hearing, Health and You
November 14, 2014On November 28, join UBC’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences for a free older adult hearing health event Are you over fifty and looking to learn more about hearing loss or tinnitus? Or perhaps you’d like to find out what kind of assistive listening device or hearing aid may be best for you? Join […] Read More >

UBC prepares for big jump in speech-language pathology students
September 16, 2014The University of British Columbia will be educating more speech-language therapists, thanks to a boost in provincial funding. The number of first-year slots for a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences will grow from 23 to 36 – a 56 per cent increase – by 2016, an […] Read More >

It’s back to school: meet one of our audiology students
September 10, 2014As part of the Faculty of Medicine’s back-to-school series, we sat down with one of our students —Phoebe Wong — to talk about her interest in pursuing a career in in audiology, what excites her about the upcoming year, and where she sees herself in five years from now. Phoebe Wong – Class of 2016 […] Read More >

SASS celebrates the new students of the 2014 academic year with a potluck
September 5, 2014The school welcomes back all students to the new 2014 academic year and a special congratulations to our new first year students. We celebrate the end of the first week with a potluck dinner outside the Friedman Building. All SASS faculty, staff and students are welcome. Good luck in the new school year! Read More >

SASS Accepts ice-bucket challenge in support of ALS awareness and research campaign
September 4, 2014[youtube]http://youtu.be/uNbBGByLpWY[/youtube] A group of SASS students and faculty accepted the challenge of the SLPs of the BC Centre for Ability to raise awareness and to donate funding for research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The School nominated: Dr. Bill Miller, Associate Dean Health Professions Education in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, the SLPs of the […] Read More >