School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Students from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) have once again been busy organizing a series of events for spring 2019. Working under the guidance of Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen, Assistant Professor at the SCSD, two groups of students, each comprised of five final year Master’s students in Speech-Language Pathology, have developed events geared towards raising public awareness of often-overlooked issues related to swallowing and voice.

Classified as: world voice day, ​​​​​​​speech-language pathology
Published on: 1 Apr 2019

The votes are in! Congratulations to the winners and all participants.

The 3 photos that received the highest ratings were:

  • McTavish Street facing toward the mountain, submitted by Deepak Sridhar
  • Redpath building evening, submitted by Steven Vieira
  • McTavish street looking toward downtown, also submitted by Deepak Sridhar

These 7 photos receive honorable mentions:

Classified as: Photo Contest Office 365
Published on: 26 Jun 2018

Want to gain experience in research?

The PoP Lab (Prof. Nadig) is recruiting volunteers to work on 3 projects.

1. Video coding of music and play-based therapy sessions with children with autism,

2. a study examining what aspects of social interaction help typically-developing toddlers learn words, using skype interactions as well as being an observer of interactions between adults,

3. A community-based project on job coach support to increase employment success in adults with autism or intellectual disability (French fluency required).

Published on: 24 May 2018

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Classified as: Photo Contest Office 365
Published on: 1 May 2018

Article from Med E-News

This year’s World Voice Day presents an opportunity to reflect on an often overlooked topic

Published on: 5 Apr 2018

This year’s World Voice Day presents an opportunity to reflect on an often overlooked topic

Published on: 5 Apr 2018

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 28 students from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) in McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine will be holding a Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) event open to the public in collaboration with the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) aimed at increasing awareness of the connection between dysphagia and dementia.

Published on: 22 Mar 2018

With our new outpatient teaching clinic, McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is making a difference in the Montreal community and beyond.

Published on: 14 Mar 2018

Sue Harrison is now the person in charge of the French courses for McGill HSS students at McGill French Language Centre (FLC) replacing Hélène Riel-Salvatore, who recently retired from her position. Previously, Sue was part of the  winning team behind Dialogue McGill’s Self Study Workbooks.

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Classified as: Sue Harrison, French courses, McGill HSS students, McGill French Language Centre (FLC)
Published on: 9 Feb 2018
By Shalor Toncray on January 2, 2018
Published on: 7 Feb 2018

Two SCSD Ph.D students tied for 2nd place in the Speech Communication Poster Competition at the 174th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, held in New Orleans December 4-8, 2017.

Sarah Colby - for her poster: Inhibitory and lexical frequency effects in younger and older adults’ spoken word recognition

AJ Orena  - for his poster: Segmenting words from bilingual speech: evidence from 8- and 10-month-olds


Published on: 21 Dec 2017

Some scientists argue that baby talk not only helps infants acquire language, it helps parents form a positive emotional bond with their babies, said Linda Polka, a professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University in Canada.

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Published on: 11 Dec 2017

By Sophia Blankenhorn

Photo: Brooke Wedlock

When CBC Radio’s Metro Morning announced Kanwar Anit Singh Saini, MSc(A)’11, as a nominee for ‘Torontonian of the year’ in 2016, it came as a “huge surprise” to Saini.

Perhaps it shouldn’t have.

Since moving to Toronto from his native Montreal, Kanwar Anit Singh Saini, MSc(A)’11, a speech language pathologist (SLP), has found many novel ways to give back to his community.

There is the volunteer work he undertook to ease the transition for newly arrived Syrian refugees.

Published on: 11 Oct 2017