First year clinical audiology students participated in their first poster presentation – a popular forum to give a short talk about their research. It’s part of Dr. Sheila Moodie’s professional practice course.
“The forum gives us the opportunity to enhance our professional development,” says Kathryn Toner. “Every student completes their own semester-long research project. We can research a topic that will influence our clinical skills beyond gradation.” As the class representative, Toner’s research poster looked at factors influencing a cross-border community of practice in audiology between Canada and the United States.
The research topics were of importance to the students, and ranged from music perception and frequency lowering to neuroimaging studies of pitch perception. Open to the public, the event drew researchers and professors from the School Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, and was held on December 1.