News & Events

SASS Aphasia Mentoring Project makes the news
The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences’s Aphasia Mentoring Project received mention in Issue #28 of the TREK magazine under the title, “Living with Aphasia”. The full article can be found on: For more info on the Aphasia Mentoring Project, please go to:  Aphasia Mentoring Project Read More >

2010 Harold F. and Anne Bedner Uphill Scholarship Recipient
Shannon Osmond (Year 2 Audiology) is the recipient of the 2010 Harold F. and Anne Bedner Uphill Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the College of Health Disciplines to a female First Nations student in a health profession program, on the basis of academic performance and leadership in Aboriginal health. Read More >

Clint Meyers the new school Administrator
We are pleased to announced that Clint Meyers has joined the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. He is replacing Michelle McCaughran, who is retiring in December, in the position of School Administrator.  Clint is a highly educated CGA and UBC Alumni. Prior to joining the school Clint held a senior position with UBC Finance. […] Read More >

Clinical Faculty Awards 2010
The School announced the 2010 recipients of our Clinical Faculty awards at the BCASLPA Awards Dinner on October 15, 2010. Mary Lou Iceton received the Elizabeth MacLeod Award for Excellence in Clinical Education (Speech-Language Pathology) for 2010.  Ms. Iceton practices at the Kelowna General Hospital and has been a UBC Clinical Instructor since 1992.  Ms. […] Read More >

Collins and Shyng receive 2009 awards for excellence in Clinical Education
February 10, 2010 – The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) awarded clinical faculty members Grace Shyng and Dina Collins the first Noelle Lamb Award in Audiology and the Elizabeth MacLeod Award in Speech-Language Pathology, respectively. In a simple ceremony at the Friedman Building headed by SASS Director Valter Ciocca, and faculty emeriti Noelle […] Read More >

SASS Celebrates 40 Years
The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) is marking forty successful years.  The only program in British Columbia to educate audiologists and speech-language pathologists, the School has much to celebrate as it enters its fourth decade. In 2008, SASS moved into renovated teaching and research facilities in the $19 million, energy-efficient Friedman Building. The […] Read More >

Recipients of the First SASS Clinical Faculty Awards Named
The School announced the first recipients of the new clinical faculty awards at the BCASLPA Annual General Meeting on October 17th. The awards allow the School to recognize a speech-language pathologist and an audiologist who demonstrate excellence in and commitment to the clinical education of the School’s students. The Elizabeth MacLeod Award for Excellence in […] Read More >

40th Anniversary Colloquium Series
Wednesday, October 28: 12:35-1:25 pm: *Sue Scott, M.Sc., SLP(C)*. “Spreading (sharing?) our Knowledge: Training the First SLPs in Bangladesh”. Sue Scott takes us to Bangladesh through her description of  training SLPs in Bangladesh. Wednesday, November 18, 12:35-1:25 pm: *Nick Haywood, PhD, *Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Valter Ciocca. “The perceived continuity of a tone through noise […] Read More >

UBC Team provide audiologic screening at the BC Special Olympics
This year, for the first time, audiologic screening was offered as part of a Healthy Athlete Program at the BC Special Olympics.  Besides the Healthy Hearing activities, the Healthy Athlete program offered Special Smiles, Fit Feet, Open Eyes, and Health Promotion services.  These programs have been provided for several years by Special Olympics North America […] Read More >

Premier Gordon Campbell opens Friedman Building
Premier Gordon Campbell was joined today by faculty, staff and students to celebrate the reopening of the newly-renovated, $19-million, energy-efficient Friedman Building, the University of British Columbia’s state-of-the-art facility that houses the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences [More] Read More >