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||Language Acquisition and Development, Language Acquisition, Understanding and Production Mechanisms, Perception and Representation, Infant / Child Development, Cognition and Language|
|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||Hearing Disorders, Aging Process, Quality of Life and Aging, Recognition of Speech, Auditory System, Interpersonal Communication, 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|
It is with great sadness that we announce that our wonderful colleague, Divina Ridley, passed away, on July 4, 2020. Divina joined our School in the summer 2018 as Aboriginal Student Community Learning Experience Coordinator. In her role, Divina helped students find Indigenous community visits for...
The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences would like to congratulate two of our School’s 2019 grads, Jessica Niemela (Audiology) and Brianne Senior (SLP), who won the SAC National Clinical Certification Exam Award! Brianne and Jessica were awarded the prize for attaining the highest scores on the...
Congratulations to our three deserving Clinical Faculty Award winners: Don MacAskill, Sherri Millham, and Allen Shoolingin! Every year, UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) recognizes members of its clinical faculty who demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to the clinical...
Invitation to SLPs to be part of a Study: “Identification of whole word accuracy in preschool children’s speech by SLP listeners in both familiar and unfamiliar languages”. Increasingly, SLPs need to work with clients who do not speak the same language(s) as the SLP. Between July and December 2020...
It is with great sadness we learn of André Lafargue’s passing. André was part of the class of 1976 at the School and went on to to pioneer an audiology and speech language pathology department in central Newfoundland. Please view the obituary notice here. On behalf of everyone at the School,...
Please join UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences’s Dr. Paola Colozzo and ECPS at University of British Columbia’s Dr. Pat Mirenda on April 30th from 3-4PM (pacific time) for their talk, ‘What Can I Do with My Child All Day?’ This free one-hour webinar, hosted by ACT-...