Audiology and Speech Sciences
Master of Science
The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC is the only program in British Columbia that educates speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The School offers a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
The School gives students a strong theoretical foundation, equipping them with problem-solving abilities that will last throughout their careers. The academic component is enhanced by externships: real-life experience in the field, where students learn and work alongside practitioners. State-of-the-art teaching labs, research, and study areas create an ideal learning space, while the city of Vancouver provides an enjoyable and beautiful locale.
|Black, Alexis||Cognitive sciences|
|Ciocca, Valter||Auditory System; Perception and Representation; Recognition of Speech; Speech and Language Development Disorders; Auditory grouping of speech and non-speech sounds, also known as "auditory scene analysis"; perception and production of normal and disordered speech|
|Colozzo, Paola||Developmental language disorders; language and cognition; discourse, assessment and intervention for children with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds|
|Herdman, Anthony||Auditory System; Visual System; Audiovisual, Visual, Audio and Written Communications; Electrophysiology; Language and Cognitive Processes; Neuroimaging Methods (EEG/MEG); Central auditory processing; Auditory and visual perecptions related to reading acquisition (1st and 2nd languages); Brain computer interface|
|Howe, Tami||Acquired language disorders, aphasia|
|Jenstad, Lorienne||Other health sciences; hearing aids; Aging; audiology; hearing health; amplification|
|Marinova-Todd, Stefka||bilingualism, second language acquisition, language development, literacy, ESL children, children at risk of language difficulties, language disorders in bilingual children and adults, Second language acquisition; language development and language learning difficulties of bilingual children|
|Shahnaz, Navid||Hearing, noise, audiology, ears, effect of personal listening devices (iPods) on hearing, hearing in infants and adults, high frequency thresholds, Diagnostic audiology, including multifrequency tympanometry and acoustic reflex studies in adults and newborns|
|Skoretz, Stacey||Dysphagia; Swallowing disorders; Artifical Airways; Mechanical ventilation; Integration of multiple systems and biomarkers during swallowing; Swallowing following artificial airway use and/or non-invasive ventilation; Cross-species conceptual frameworks of feeding and swallowing rehabilitation; Dysphagia risk profile; Early identification of dysphagia; Biomechanical and biomarker analyses; Clinical practice pattern assessment; Clinical practice guideline development for those with artificial airways|
|Small, Susan||Pediatric audiology|
|Small, Jeff||Acquired language and cognitive communication disorders, including dementia and aphasia; adult language processing/psycholinguistics|
On World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd), Dr. Paola Colozzo, Associate Professor in the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, shares things to pay attention to in early communication development, and resources for parents. Check out the UBC Language Sciences’ article here.
Supporting Early Social & Communication Development through Parent Coaching April 23, 2021 9:00 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time Presented by Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D; Paola Colozzo, PhD, RSLP; Veronica Smith, PhD; Wendy Ungar, PhD and other members of the PACE Coaching team The findings of this...
UBC SASS’s Dr. Stacey Skoretz, along with Dr. Martin Brodsky (Johns Hopkins University) will be presenting at the April Dysphagia Research Society Institute for Education (DRSIE) Continuing Education Webinar Series: Complex Dysphagia in Adult ICU Survivors – Impact of COVID-19 Grand Rounds...
The School of Audiology & Speech Sciences would like to congratulate three students from our program who were awarded scholarships from Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC): Gagandeep Cheema, awarded the Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children Gordon Leslie Memorial Scholarship Regina...
Face masks, plexiglass barriers, and physical distancing are amplifying communication challenges for many people. UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences’ Dr. Lorienne Jenstad, along with UBC School of Population and Public Health’s Dr. Brenda Poon, share some timely communication...
Please join us for our first colloquium of the Spring term on Wednesday, February 24th, 12:30-1:30PM (PT), with Dr. Andrea MacLeod! RSVP details can be found below. Assessing multilingual children: A collaborative approach towards local norms Andrea A.N. MacLeod, PhD, Professor Communication...