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, Jeff||Other health sciences; communication; Dementia; strategies; memory training; hearing loss; Accessibility; Stigma|
We are thrilled to have Chelsea Larkman (MSPA-CPSP) as our first presenter for the School’s 2023/24 colloquium series! WHEN: Wednesday, 4 October 2023 @ 4:00pm (note the later start time) WHERE: Friedman Room 355 or virtual (see below for link) TITLE:...
Seeking to expand your knowledge on the aerodigestive tract? In search of the latest updates in cutting-edge research? Search no further and welcome to our first ever AeroDigest symposium! During this FREE two-day hybrid event (in-person and virtual), we will host multidisciplinary sessions by...
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Paola Colozzo has been appointed interim Director at SASS, effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2025. Congratulations, Dr. Colozzo! We are excited to have you at the helm during this progressive time at the School. Many thanks go to Dr. Lorienne Jenstad and...