News & Events


Celebrating 30 years of Cochlear implants
UBC Audiology students have a cochlear implant course with Dr. Sipke Pijl, Clinical Associate Professor. The cochlear implant programs at St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital have offered a number of clinical placements to our Audiology students and they have ongoing research collaboration with UBC students and faculty. We are very pleased to be […] Read More >

2012 Clinical Faculty Awards – Door Prize Winner
Monica Francella, SLP at Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA), was the winner of a UBC door prize offered to one lucky Clinical Faculty member at the BCASLPA Awards Reception.  This beautiful ceremonial silver spoon with Northwest Coast Aboriginal design is from the Museum of Anthropology. Read More >

2012 Clinical Faculty Awards
The 2012 Clinical Faculty Awards were presented at the BCASLPA meeting in Richmond on October 13.  We are pleased to announce the recipients. The Elizabeth MacLeod Award for Excellence in Clinical Education (Speech-Language Pathology) was presented to Dorothy Mathews-Dana.  Dorothy is a Clinical Instructor in our School and works as an SLP for the Cowichan […] Read More >

Dr. Martin Ball, First speaker in the 2012-13 SASS Colloquium Series
Please welcome Dr. Martin Ball as our first speaker in the 2012-2013 SASS Colloquium Series. Title: “Toward Evidence based Practice in Therapy for Rhotacism in English” Time: September 12th from 12:30-1:20pm in Room 355, Friedman Building.   Read More >

CASLPA’s 2012 National Clinical Certification Exam Award
Congratulations to last year’s graduate Yvette Reid, for winning CASLPA’s 2012  National Clinical Certification Exam Award in Audiology! Yvette obtained the highest score of all candidates writing the Audiology certification exam. Read More >

MSc student awarded the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association’s Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship
Congratulations to current MSc Audiology student Elissa Robb, a recipient of this year’s Canadian Hard of Hearing Association’s Dr. Charles A. Laszlo Scholarship. Read More >

Dr. Marshall Chasin- Governor General’s Silver Jubilee Award
Congratulations to Dr. Marshall Chasin- recipient of the 2012 Governor General’s Silver Jubilee Award for his volunteer services with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences is enormously proud of Dr. Chasin and of the great honour he has brought to our University as a former graduate of our […] Read More >

2012 CASLPA Student Excellence Award
Congratulations to MSc students, Katie Mary MacDonald (Aud) and Riley Rosebush (S-LP) who have been awarded the 2012 CASLPA Student Excellence Award. This award is given to one CASLPA student member in each of the speech-language pathology and audiology training programs in Canada who is felt to be the best all-round future professional. Considerations include grade point average, […] Read More >

Dr. Barbara Purves received the Eve Kassirer Award
The School is very pleased to announce that Dr. Barbara Purves was awarded the Eve Kassirer Award for outstanding professional achievement 2012. The award is presented to a CASLPA member who has made a significant contribution in the areas of education, clinical services, administration, or public awareness and has fostered the development and advancement of the […] Read More >

SASS students, staff, and faculty ran a Hearing Screening and Information program at community event in Vancouver
SASS students, staff, and faculty ran a Hearing Screening and Information program at the AMSSA Diversity Health Fair at the Croatian Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, on March 3, 2001 The SASS group saw about 70 adults and children for hearing screening, and spoke to others about hearing loss, hearing aids, and loud music (the last was easily […] Read More >