Why Study with Us?

Why study at the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences?

Audiology and speech-language pathology are in-demand careers.
Many SASS graduates receive job offers before they graduate. The majority are currently working in health authorities, school districts, and private clinics throughout B.C. and across Canada. The School’s graduates have been very successful in finding work within their chosen profession.

PhD graduates in audiology and speech-language pathology are in high demand.
There is a shortage of academic personnel throughout North America. The School’s Ph.D. graduates have been successful at obtaining positions at academic institutions, as well as leadership positions in the professional community.

The School values career-essential skills in problem-solving.
The School provides education and training that integrates foundational knowledge, research, and evidence-based practical skills. This learning experience will allow you to adapt to changes throughout your career as an audiologist, a speech-language pathologist, or an academic.

The School values and respects cultural and linguistic diversity.
Our graduates develop a working knowledge and respectful appreciation of cultural and linguistic differences, and they learn to engage in culturally safe and competent clinical practice with people of all backgrounds.

The School offers experience in diverse community-based clinical settings.
SASS offers externships, ensuring that you experience clinical settings that reflect the diverse realities of practice. Externships are taught by experienced clinicians who understand the needs of clients and their families.

The School graduates excellent practitioners and scientists.
The combination of a solid evidence-based education, externships in actual clinical settings, and interaction with world-class faculty ensures that our graduates consistently score above average in national certification exams, and become knowledgeable and effective practitioners and/or academics.

The School offers world-class teaching and research facilities.
The School’s facilities include state-of-the-art teaching and research labs, seminar rooms for group work, and ample student study space.

Location: Canada’s west coast.
SASS is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, BC. This stunning and popular location provides you the opportunity to lead a balanced, healthy lifestyle throughout your education and – if you choose – throughout your career.