News & Events

AV Upgrades
Over the summer months we have had some major upgrades in our teaching spaces and student study areas. Our two main classrooms Rm 354 and 355 have had two new AV systems installed. These systems will improve the teaching and learning experience in a number of ways. The offer instructor’s the ability to demonstrate multiple […] Read More >

Attend the Fifth Annual Walk2Hear!
The CHHA is sponsoring their fifth Walk2Hear event, taking place this Sunday, September 27 at Jericho Beach. This is a great opportunity to exercise and bond with your SASS-2015 Team, all while supporting a good cause. To register, please go to: Read More >

Remembering André-Pierre Benguerel
As you know André-Pierre Benguerel passed away recently. Some of his friends would like to dedicate a bench to him in Stanley Park, where he would often walk and take pictures. An ‘in memory fund’ has been set up to receive donations towards the cost of the bench. Donations are considered charitable donations and therefore […] Read More >

International Phonology Website Launch!
        After months of work and collaboration with our students, phonologists and speech-language pathologists across over a dozen countries, our international phonology website spearheaded by Dr. Bernhardt and Dr. Stemberger has finally launched and you can view it here. A special thanks to all who contributed locally as actors and scriptwriters – […] Read More >

The passing of Professor Emeritus André-Pierre Benguerel
Andre-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
Congratulations 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
Dr. 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
Dr. 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
Congratulations 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 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 >