About Communication Sciences & Disorders

Elborn College

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

The vision of faculty and staff in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to be the leading Canadian university professional and research program in audiology and speech-language pathology by integrating research, teaching and clinical practice. This is achieved, in part, by the actions of faculty and staff affiliated with the National Centre for Audiology (NCA), which is a national centre of excellence and leadership in audiological education, research and professional service. The vision of the School is also enhanced through the research and clinical programs of audiology and speech-language pathology faculty that are conducted within the School, in the H.A. Leeper Clinic and in public, voluntary and private sectors.

Our Mission

The mission of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to prepare students for professional careers in audiology and speech-language pathology and for graduates to assume professional and research leadership roles that contribute to the advancement of the professions and the disciplines. Consistent with the mission of the Faculty of Health Sciences – Through transformative research and education, we will unleash innovative ideas and opportunities that enable living in health throughout the lifespan – the School’s mission is carried out in a way designed to ensure that the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology continue to shape the broader knowledge bases in health care and rehabilitation in general.

Programs Offered

Professional Programs

Develop the skills and expertise to be a leader in the field of Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology through our Master of Clinical Science programs.

MSc & PhD Programs

Research-based programs in Hearing Science and Speech-Language Science are offered through Western's graduate program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.