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.
|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
|Developmental language disorders; language and cognition; discourse, assessment and intervention for children with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds
|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
|Acquired language disorders, aphasia
|Other health sciences; hearing aids; Aging; audiology; hearing health; amplification
|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
|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
|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
|Other health sciences; communication; Dementia; strategies; memory training; hearing loss; Accessibility; Stigma
Join us Wednesday, February 7 at the SFU Career Festival! Representatives from the School will be there to answer any questions you may have about the program and the admissions process. To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.sfu.ca/students/career/workshops-and-event/fair.html.
Navid Shahnaz (Associate Professor) and Winnie Wong (Graduate Student Programs Manager) will be at the SFU Career Festival on February 7 to answer any questions you may have about the School, the program, and the admissions process. To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.sfu.ca/students/...
February 1 is the deadline to apply for September 2024 entry to the MSc Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology programs. Ensure that your application and all other documents are submitted by the deadline! If you have any questions and would like to schedule an admissions advising appointment,...
Please join us for our first winter term speaker in the School’s 2023/24 colloquium series, Nancy Lin, who will be presenting, ‘Psychosocial Research Intentionally Excludes People With Disabilities After Acquired Brain Injury: How Rehabilitation Disciplines Can Help‘ WHEN: ...
Congratulations to Dr. Navid Shahnaz and the other recipients of the Canadian Hearing Services (CHS) Global Partnerships for Research & Innovation grants! The funding will support research to improve the quality of life for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Dr. Shahnaz’s research,...
Age-related hearing loss is common, but it can be tough for family caregivers to talk to loved ones about getting hearing aids. UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences’ Dr. Lorienne Jenstad shares some advice on Care.com that can help you prepare to discuss the subject of hearing aids: ...