News & Events


Please welcome Dr. Alexis Black to the School’s faculty!
The School is delighted to announce that Dr. Alexis Black will be joining our School as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Developmental Communication Disorders, starting January 2020. Read More >

Come attend Veronica Letawsky’s master’s thesis presentation and defence
We are delighted to invite you to Veronica Letawsky's MSc thesis oral defense on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Friedman Building, Room 354. Title: Determining the feasibility of assessing salivary biomarkers and swallowing perception in those with Sjogren's syndrome and healthy controls. Read More >

The International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference 2020 is less than one year away!
IARC 2020 will be held at the UBC campus from June 18 to 20, 2020. The keynote speakers include: Aura Kagan from the Aphasia Institute in Toronto; Nina Simmons-Mackie from Southeastern Louisiana University in Louisiana; and Carole Pound from London, UK. Read More >

Aphasia on Stage Presents: A Tribute to Queen
In light of Aphasia Awareness Month, 'Aphasia on Stage' would like to invite you to attend a special showcase on June 20, 2pm. They are preparing to pay tribute to Queen and aim to raise awareness about aphasia and its impact on their lives. Read More >

Summer season at the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences!
The halls at UBC may be quieter, but during the summer there is a hive of activity at the School and in the field with 98 students either finishing or mid-stream in their externship program. Read on to hear more about this exciting time of year! Read More >

Register Now for the 2019 Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp!
The Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp is based on a community-university partnership that brings together people with aphasia, their family members, and students from a wide variety of health professions. This year's 10 year anniversary weekend will take place in September in Mission, BC. Read More >

National Clinical Certification Exam Award: Congratulations Martine!
The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences would like to congratulate our grad, Martine Schlagintweit, for receiving the SAC National Clinical Certification Exam Award! Martine was awarded the prize for attaining the highest score on the 2018 Audiology clinical certification exam. Read More >

How to reduce the risk of hearing loss at work
Dr. Navid Shahnaz, Associate Professor here at the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, recently featured on a BC Today podcast discussing how to reduce the risk of hearing loss at work. Listen now! Read More >

Clinical Faculty Awards
Congratulations to our two deserving Clinical Faculty Award winners: Julie Lewis and Margret Orme! Every year, UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) recognizes members of its clinical faculty who demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to the clinical education of students. Read More >

4pm Colloquium with Dr. Jeff Crukley on Tuesday 14 May
Come attend the School's next 50th anniversary colloquium at 4pm on Tuesday 14 May, with a talk by Dr. Jeff Crukley, Manager and Senior Research Scientist in Audiology Research and Hearing Science at Starkey Hearing Technologies. The title of the talk is: "Connected Audiology: Trends Informing Modern Audiology Care". Read More >