School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

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.

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Ciocca, Valter 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 Audiology; visual perceptions, attention, language and memory
Howe, Tami Acquired language disorders, aphasia
Jenstad, Lorienne 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
Small, Susan Pediatric audiology
Small, Jeff Acquired language and cognitive communication disorders, including dementia and aphasia; adult language processing/psycholinguistics

Stories

Lareina Abbott

Student
Master of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences (MSc)

Osamu Takai

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Audiology and Speech Sciences (PhD)