Support SASS Programs

Students often bear significant extra costs
associated with a clinical education. For some students, these
costs will come from travel and lodging expenditures during a
placement outside the Lower Mainland. For all students, additional
costs come from travel associated with visiting local clinical
facilities for observations and externships. There is no
application process for the majority of these awards; students are
recommended by the Faculty.

You can help and encourage our students by donating
to one of the following:

  • The Dr. Judith Johnston Fellowship in Child Language

    The Dr. Judith Johnston Fellowship in Child Language will support a Ph.D. student whose research focuses on child language and child language disorders. It was established by a legacy gift from Dr. Judith Johnston, whose brilliant intellect led to the advancement of research investigating the developmental relationships between language and cognition.


  • The Campbell Purves Aphasia Education Fund (Aphasia Camp)

    The Campbell-Purves Aphasia Education Fund was established to
    support a multidisciplinary health professional approach to aphasia
    management. This fund supports a variety of health professions
    (including speech-language pathology, physiotherapy, occupational
    therapy, therapeutic recreation, nursing, and medicine professions)
    to collaborate in inter-professional teams. Funding will provide
    educational opportunities for healthcare students to learn together
    alongside people with aphasia and their families to best mitigate
    communication challenges of aphasia, in addition to other
    consequences of acquired brain injury. This includes the annual
    Aphasia Camp,
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  • John H.V. Gilbert Annual Lecture

    Dr. John Gilbert, Founding Director of UBC’s School of
    Audiology and Speech Sciences, has been a seminal leader in the
    education of health professionals in British Columbia, Canada, and
    internationally. In the early part of his career he pioneered
    linguistics and psychology as the basis of practice for
    speech-language pathologists and audiologists. In the latter part
    of his career it was his vision and leadership that led to the
    concept of interprofessional education being developed as a central
    tenet of team-based collaborative patient-centred practice and
    care. John founded and directed the School from 1969 to 1988. The
    John H. V. Gilbert Annual Lecture Series was established to
    recognise his contributions to the School, the University, and the
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  • SASS Externship Support Fund

    This fund was established to help students in audiology and
    speech-language pathology meet some of the expenses involved in
    undertaking their clinical externships around the Province.

  • Bike Aksu SLP Externship Award

    This award was established by Judith Johnston to celebrate good
    teaching and to commemorate her ten years as Director of the
    School. The award supports SLP students in clinical placements
    across the province. DonateButton_SupportUBC-resize60%

  • 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 her colleagues through her theoretical
    knowledge, her clinical expertise, her empathy for her clients, and
    her encouragement and support of others in her field. This is
    awarded annually to students who demonstrate both academic and
    clinical excellence. DonateButton_SupportUBC-resize60%

  • Audiology and Speech Sciences Trust Fund

    This fund provides scholarships and bursaries to students in
    audiology and speech language sciences programs. DonateButton_SupportUBC-resize60%

  • Audiology and Speech Sciences Support Fund

    To assist SASS raising funds for specific initiatives in achieving
    the School’s academic mission and assisting students in need.

Cheques can be made payable to the University of British Columbia.
Please note in the memo field which fund you would like to support.
All donations are income tax deductible. For cheque processing,
please mail to: Lisa Slater Development Officer UBC Faculty of
Medicine 317 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC
V6T 1Z3 Phone: 604.822.7087 Email:

Our Donors


Vancouver Foundation Eric W Hamber Foundation Rotary Club of

Supporters of our Teaching Facilities

Campbell McLaurin Foundation John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation

Supporters of our Students

Audio Controle Inc BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists
and Audiologists BC Early Hearing Program Cynthia & Jamie Bruce
Elaine Clemons and Family (Alan B Clemons Prize) Speech-Language
Pathology Private Practice Group and Family and Friends
(The Margaret Elaine Clemons Award) Canadian Academy of Audiology
Canadian Assoc of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
Canadian Progress Club of Greater Vancouver Judith R Johnston (Bike
Aksu Award) Phonak Canada Unitron Industries WorkSafe BC