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Welcome everyone!

A warm welcome and welcome back to all our students today! We wish you every success in the upcoming year.

Remembering André-Pierre Benguerel

As you know André-Pierre Benguerel passed away recently. Some of his friends would like to dedicate a bench to him in Stanley Park, where he would often walk and take pictures. An ‘in memory fund’ has been set up to receive donations towards the cost of the bench. Donations are considered charitable donations and therefore […]

The passing of Professor Emeritus André-Pierre Benguerel

Andre-Pierre Benguerel   It is with great sadness that I report the death of André-Pierre on June 25 2015 following a long period of leukemia. A Professor Emeritus of the School Andre-Pierre was the first faculty member I hired from Gordon Peterson’s lab at the University of Michigan, to join the Division of Audiology and […]

SASS student wins SAC 2015 Isabel Richard Student Paper Award

Congratulations to Selena Vermey, year 2 Audiology student, who has won the SAC 2015 Isabel Richard Student Paper Award (Below Doctoral Level).  This award recognizes an SAC student associate at the below-doctoral level for the best paper written on a specific topic related to the professions. Selena’s paper is entitled “Improving Effective Communication With Families […]

Dr. Bernhardt launches new website for the Phonological Development Tools and Cross-linguistic Phonology Project

Dr. Bernhardt’s website went live this morning hosting a variety of tools and information on the Cross-lingustic Phonology project. For more info, please click here.

International Phonology Website Launch!

International Phonology Website Launch!

            After months of work and collaboration with our students, phonologists and speech-language pathologists across over a dozen countries, our international phonology website spearheaded by Dr. Bernhardt and Dr. Stemberger has finally launched and you can view it here. A special thanks to all who contributed locally as actors and […]

SLP graduate wins grand prize in business challenge

Congratulations to Nathan Hoffart, a SLP graduate from our School who has been awarded the grand prize in the Futurpreneur Thrive North Business Challenge. The young entrepreneur plans on using his prize to start a speech pathology clinic in northern Canada and provide services to remote communities and First Nations people. It’s great to see […]

Can children with autism learn two languages?

Can children with autism learn two languages?

April 2 2015 marks World Autism Awareness Day. Bilingualism expert, Dr. Stefka Marinova-Todd, Associate Professor at UBC’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences and Director of UBC’s Centre for Intercultural Language Studies, debunks the perception that bilingualism hampers language development in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Several years ago, you and your colleagues decided […]

Announcing the creation of a new donation fund benefiting the Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp

Starting today, a new donation fund will go towards the Sea to Sky Aphasia camp participants. Donations collected will be used to support and create social-recreational opportunities for people with aphasia and their family members. All funds raised will be used to ensure low-income campers get to be a part of this meaningful experience. For […]

An anniversary for ALL

An anniversary for ALL

When May Bernhardt first met Kevin Lee, she saw something in him that others didn’t. “He had only a couple of signs, and a few speech sounds,” recalls Dr. Bernhardt, a speech language pathologist and professor at UBC’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. “But I could see the language in him because he could […]