UBC SASS graduate Kevin Frew featured on CTV demonstrating the use of iPads for the treatment of language disorders following a stroke. One of the apps was developed by Megan Sutton, a regular contributor to the School’s Aphasia Mentoring Program.
All are welcome to attend the following MSc thesis oral presentation and defence. The presentation, by Heather Holliday, will be held in the Friedman Bldg, Room 354, at noon tomorrow.
Wednesday March 27th 2013, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
(We will have a brief break before 1 pm so that people can leave if they need to)
UBC Friedman Bldg, Room 354
“YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER…”:
PERSPECTIVES ON HEARING HEALTH IN OLDER ADULTS FROM
FOCUS GROUP EVALUATIONS OF AN EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION
HEATHER V. HOLLIDAY
SASS team participates in the AMSSA 2013 Diversity Health Fair (http://www.amssa.org/). Our team – first year students Yiwan, Chelsea, Gill (Audiology), and Helen (Speech); Surrey Hearing Care staff Maria and Normand; and Darlene and Sharon – saw over 80 individuals from various ethnic and linguistic backgrounds for hearing screening and discussion.
Thank you to all SASS students and faculty, and to Surrey Hearing Care staff who attended and worked so hard to make the event a great success.
Congratulations to Ms. Bailey, Dr. Barker, Dr. Bernhardt, Ms. Bryant, Dr. Carrillo, Dr. Durbach, Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Kinach who were recently awarded the 25 or 45 years of Service Awards. The awards allow the University to recognize staff and faculty who have contributed 25 or 45 years of dedicated service to the University and the School.
The administration at the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize the following 2012 recipents:
Ms. Jacquelyn Bailey, Clinical Program Assistant- 25 years
Dr. Kathleen Barker, Clinical Assistant Professor- 25 years
Dr. May Bernhardt, Professor – 25 years
Ms. Susan Bryant, Graduate Program Assistant- 25 years
Dr. Marilou Carrillo, Clinical Associate Professor- 25 years
Dr. Miriam Durbach, Clinical Instructor- 25 years
Dr. John Gilbert, Professor Emeritus- 45 years
Dr. Vera Kinach, Clinical Instructor- 25 years
Congratulations to Allison Ruth Mackey for successfully defending her thesis titled “Maturation of Skull Properties with Implications for the Fitting and Verification of the Soft Band Bone-Anchored Hearing System for Infants and Young Children” on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013.
Special Olympics BC held their annual Healthy Athlete event last Saturday, for which the School of Audiology & Speech Sciences ran the Healthy Hearing program. This is only the second year Healthy Hearing has been included in the many health promotion stations at the event. Over 150 athletes attended, along with their coaches and families.
Running our program were Sharon Adelman and UBC students from both our Audiology and Speech programs, as well as Clinical Faculty members Darlene Hicks, Mark Hansen, Henry Lam and Allison Love, and Industrial Audiometric Technicians Steve Polinksy and Norm Carriere. We screened hearing and made recommendations for over 80 athletes, and serviced several hearing aids.
Working with athletes in this program was challenging, rewarding, and fun! We plan to meet many others from all over BC when we attend the Special Olympics Provincial Games in Langley in July.
The Rotary Hearing Foundation of the Rotary Club of Vancouver has donated $132,700 to the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences to purchase state-of-the-art equipment used by speech language pathologists to diagnose and treat speech and voice disorders. Located in the Clinical Speech Technology Teaching Laboratory, which will be named in honour of the foundation, the equipment can be easily accessed by students for practice, projects and research.
Our annual poster symposium in AUDI 575 (Language Development and Disorders in the School Years) will be held next week, on Wednesday Dec 5, between 11am and 12:30pm, and on Friday Dec 7, between 1pm and 2:30 pm in room 354.
Different groups of students will be presenting on each day.
This is an exciting educational experience for all involved and you are invited to come and see the interesting projects that the students in the class have been working on , and to share your knowledge and insights with the presenters.