50th Anniversary

This year UBC’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a leader in educating audiologists and speech-language pathologists, as well as research in communication and related disorders.

What have the past 50 years looked like at the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences? (Click to enlarge)

Save the Date: September 13, 2019

On September 13, 2019, the School’s community will gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary with a day of events, which will include an open house at the Friedman Building, where guests will be able to tour the upgraded facilities and spend time meeting with faculty and reuniting with alumni and practitioners. Later in the day it will include a poster session, discipline-related lectures by eminent scholars, and a gala dinner with entertainment at UBC’s new Robert H Lee Alumni Centre. School founder John Gilbert will be in attendance and give a brief history of the School. All alumni, faculty, clinical faculty, students, and staff are welcome.

A full schedule and online registration will be available soon!

We will also be hosting a special 50th anniversary colloquium series throughout the year. Those at the School look forward to the opportunity to celebrate the considerable accomplishments it has achieved over the years.

Read more about the School’s history and anniversary plans here.

Share your stories with us!

We would also love to hear about your own memories and experiences at the School over the years to share on our website and social media. Contact director.assistant@audiospeech.ubc.ca to feature!