News & Events

Moko Chen`s Thesis Defence
You are cordially invited to attend Moko Chen’s thesis defence on Friday, December 20 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, in Room 354 in the Friedman Building. Her thesis will be on the effect of stimulus duration on the acoustic change complex in four-month-old infants. Read More >

Call For Colloquium Speakers
Please note that we have time slots for the SASS colloquium series scheduled for Tuesdays from 4-5pm or 5-6pm and Wednesdays from 12-1pm. If you or someone you know (colleague, student, etc.) would like to present a 50 minute colloquium talk, please let us know. Read More >

UBC Audiology majors visit YVR’s Noise Abatement Facility
The senior Audiology class and Instructor Sharon Adelman visited the Vancouver Airport Authority’s Engine Run-Up and Noise Abatement facility at YVR in early November.  This was the capstone to our course on Noise and Hearing Conservation.  We were hosted by Mark Cheng, Supervisor of YVR’s Noise Abatement and Air Quality programs, and Kevin Hong, Manager […] Read More >

Poster Symposium
Our annual poster symposium in AUDI 575 (Language Development and Disorders in the School Years) will be held next week, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, between 11:30 am and 1 pm, and on Friday, Nov., 29, between 1pm and 2:30 pm in room 354. The students in the class have put a lot of thought and […] Read More >

SASS Colloquium Series Presenter
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Geoffrey Stewart Morrison as a SASS Colloquium Series Presenter. Title of Talk: “Forensic Speech Science: A preliminary acoustic and statistical forensic analysis of the disputed utterance in Bain v R [2009] NZSC 16” Please join us on Wednesday November 20th from 12:30-1:20pm in Room 355 of Friedman Building at […] Read More >

2013 Clinical Faculty Awards
The 2013 Clinical Faculty Awards were presented at UBC SASS on October 29. We are pleased to announce the recipients. The Elizabeth MacLeod Award for Excellence in Clinical Education (Speech-Language Pathology) was presented to Kelly Kovach. Kelly is a Clinical Instructor in our School and works as an SLP for Vancouver Coastal Health. The Noelle […] Read More >

SLP-PPIG Donation Ceremony
The BCASLPA SLP Private Practice Group has donated $20,000 to provide continuing support of the School’s Margaret Elaine Clemons Award. This award was established by the BCASLPA SLP Private Practice Group in honour of Margaret Elaine Clemons. Mrs. Clemons was one of the first speech-language pathologists in Vancouver. She set an outstanding example for all […] Read More >

SASS Colloquium Oct 2, 2013 at 12:30pm-1:20pm
Please welcome Dr. Pierre Divenyi as our first speaker in the 2013-2014 SASS Colloquium Series. Title: “The Cocktail-Party Effect and Auditory Scene Analysis in Aging” Time: October 2nd from 12:30-1:20pm in Room 355, Friedman Building Read More >

SASS Faculty research article featured by Dr. Francois Grosjean
Research article by SASS faculty Stefka Marinova-Todd featured on blog by prominent bilingualism researcher, Dr. Francois Grosjean. The post (found at: has been read by 2500+ people since it was posted few days ago. Congratulations, Stefka! Read More >

BC Special Olympics Games July 2013
UBC students, Faculty and Clinical Faculty, once more attended a BC Special Olympics Healthy Athlete program, where we ran the Healthy Hearing service.  This included hearing screening, cerumen management, and hearing aid checks.  Independent Industrial Audiometric companies assisted with donations of their vans and personnel. Research has shown that individuals with intellectual disabilities are both […] Read More >