Clinical Practicum Coordinator
I graduated from UBC SASS in 1995 and spent many years leading a stellar group of clinicians at a non-profit clinic in Vancouver. In my time there, I wore many hats including Head of Audiology and Interim Executive Director. My areas of interest include adult amplification, hearing health and aging, and communication accessibility.
Through my work as an Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Practitioner, I’ve had the pleasure of being part of the SASS Clinical Faculty for over 24 years and currently hold of the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. I believe strongly in giving back to the profession through teaching and volunteering, and have participated in many committees for SASS, Speech & Hearing BC, and Speech Audiology Canada over the years. In 2009, I was honoured to be the inaugural recipient for the SASS Noelle Lamb Award for Excellence in Clinical Education – Audiology. I enjoy working with students as they always bring a fresh perspective to the clinic, and I love seeing the world of audiology through their eyes. I cherish those special moments when a student realizes the positive impact of their clinical service through the joy and gratitude in their clients’ faces.
So now I’m back to where it all started for me (sort of… back then, my classes were in chilly portables). I am so pleased to be joining the awesome Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education (ACCE) team. In my new role as Audiology Clinical Practicum Coordinator, I will be exploring ways to expand in-house clinical education opportunities and further the important work to prepare our students for their audiology and speech-language pathology careers.
Outside of UBC, I’m an audiology consultant for several organizations and projects, including one that is working to improve accessibility in Canada’s national parks. In my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family and laughing at the antics of Taro, our Shiba Inu dog.
Phone: (604) 822-3318
Fax: (604) 822-6569