Autism Spectrum & Language Disorders LabWestern Health Sciences

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PhD Student (fully funded)

We are seeking an exceptional PhD student to join NSERC and ORF funded projects studying the role of auditory cortical maturation and cortical oscillatory activity in language development and disorders in young children, starting in the Fall 2019. These projects build off of our work presented in Kwok et al. (2018a, 2018b, 2019). Previous experience with EEG and/or preschoolers would be particular assets. The student will be provided with a generous annual stipend over and above Western’s Doctoral Funding Guarantee.  Interested candidates should email Dr. Cardy.

Note that this position would not be suitable for students interested in the combined MClSc/PhD given the timing of these projects in relation to the clinical coursework of the program.



Graduate students supervised by Dr. Cardy complete their degrees through the graduate program in Health and Rehabilitation Science (MSc, PhD, MClSc/PhD) or the Neuroscience program (MSc, PhD). Further information about these programs can be found on Western's HRS program and Neuroscience program websites.

Students interested in completing a MSc, PhD or MClSc/PhD in the ASLD lab should contact Dr. Cardy to discuss their suitability. Ideal candidates include those with:

  1. Prior research experience
  2. A strong academic record
  3. A background in child development, language/linguistics, neurodevelopmental disorders, and/or neuroscience.

Students contacting Dr. Cardy should include:

  1. A resume
  2. A summary of their prior coursework and grades
  3. A description of their prior research experience and current research interests.


Students interested in pursuing clinical studies in speech-language pathology or audiology should apply to the MClSc program in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Further information can be found on Western's Communication Sciences and Disorders website or by visiting the Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Program Application Service (ORPAS) website.

Prospective undergraduate students include those who are:

- Enrolled in Western's work-study program
- Enrolled in the Scholars Electives Program
- Wishing to complete a fourth-year honours thesis in psychology
- Wishing to complete a fourth-year independent study in the School of Health Studies