Cheryl McGee

Clinical Practicum Coordinator, Sessional Instructor

M.Sc., School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC, 2006
B.Sc. with Honors in Psychology, U of A, 2001

Contact

Phone: (604) 822-3318
Fax: (604) 822-6569
E-mail: cheryl.mcgee@audiospeech.ubc.ca

 

 

After graduating from the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences in 2006, Cheryl began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Calgary, working with stroke clients at the Fanning Neuro Rehabilitation Unit and remained there for eight years.  Here she developed strong clinical skills in the areas of aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, cognitive-communication disorders and dysphagia.  She is a certified clinician in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), SPEAK OUT!® and trained in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™).

For two years, Cheryl worked with school-age children at a private school for students diagnosed with a Learning Disability (Grades 2-12).  It was here that she discovered the importance of collaborating with teachers regarding how to support students with phonological awareness and literacy needs. She also had the privilege of co-teaching with classroom teachers focusing on narrative language skills and social skills.

Cheryl has a lot of experience in acute care settings, working in the area of clinical dysphagia assessment and management. She worked causally at Foothills Medical Centre and Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, and also worked within the Fraser Health Authority for 14 months, providing causal coverage at Peach Arch Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital, Delta Hospital and Burnaby Hospital.

A passion for student mentorship and education was ignited when Cheryl supervised Speech-Language Pathology students from various graduate programs in Canada. Giving back to the profession by mentoring students was one of the highlights of her career.  In 2012, Cheryl received the Clinical Educator of the Year award from the U of A Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Since starting as a Clinical Practicum Coordinator in 2017, Cheryl has connected with many Clinical Educators and Clinical Faculty all over BC, either in-person or virtually. Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with UBC’s supportive clinical community is one of the best parts of her job.

Cheryl moved back to the West Coast in 2016 and now resides in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband, daughter, son, and Miniature Australian Shepherd. When she is not commuting via ferry or float place to UBC, she enjoys exploring new hiking trails, camping, trying new restaurants all over the Island, and spending time with her family.

Cheryl thoroughly enjoyed her introduction to teaching as a Sessional Instructor in January 2017 when she taught the Motor Speech Disorders portion of Audi 524 – Disorders of Speech Production, and was invited to teach this course again in January 2018.  Cheryl also enjoys co-teaching Audi 545 – Clinical Practice and Externship Preparation and Audi 555 – Issues in Professional Practice with her colleagues on the Clinical Teaching and Coordinator Team.  She particularly enjoys teaching and mentoring students in Clinical Readiness.

Along with the other members of the CTCTeam, Cheryl organizes and plans student clinical placements for the following courses:

AUDI 590 – Speech-Language Pathology, Externship I
AUDI 591 – Speech-Language Pathology, Externship II
AUDI 593 – Speech-Language Pathology, Externship III
AUDI 594 – Speech-Language Pathology, Externship IV