The Noelle Lamb Award for Excellence in Clinical Education (Audiology)


This award allows the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences (SASS) to recognize an audiologist who demonstrates excellence in and commitment to the clinical education of audiology students.


The award is presented annually to an audiologist with a current clinical faculty appointment in the Faculty of Medicine who has demonstrated excellence in clinical education in audiology. The recipient will have demonstrated the ability to create an environment that fosters learning, respect, enthusiasm, and open communication in the clinic or classroom. She or he will be a provider of a comprehensive clinical experience appropriate to the students’ abilities, and will demonstrate a willingness to supervise students from SASS on a regular basis.


The recipient’s name will appear on a plaque permanently displayed at the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. In addition, the recipient will be presented with a personal memento of the award.


Candidates may be nominated by SASS students, recent graduates, clinical faculty, clinical educators, and academic faculty. The nominator must complete the nomination form.


Selection of the recipient will be determined by the School’s Clinical Faculty Awards Committee. The nomination will be valid for two consecutive years. The award cannot be presented to the same individual more than once in a five-year period.


The award will typically be presented to the recipient at the BCASLPA Annual Conference. Announcements will be submitted to professional newsletters and UBC publications.

About Noelle Lamb

Noelle Lamb (B.Ed., M.Sc. Aud (C)) was a member of the Faculty at the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences from 1976 to 2001, initially as Instructor and later as a Senior Instructor. Early in her career with SASS, Ms. Lamb taught all clinical audiology coursework. As additional audiology faculty members were hired, she began to focus more specifically on Introduction to Clinical Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation courses. Ms. Lamb also served as the Clinical Coordinator in audiology — scheduling student observations and externships, and providing essential support to students and their clinical educators in the community. Her great joy is seeing students become colleagues, making important contributions to the profession and providing excellent service to their clients. Ms. Lamb feels that the dedication and teamwork of other faculty members, clinical coordinators, and community clinical educators has always been essential to this worthwhile outcome.

Ms. Lamb is honoured to have the Noelle Lamb Award for Excellence in Clinical Education established in her name. The inauguration of this award coincides with the School’s 40th anniversary.