Congratulations Future SLPs!

May 23, 2017

Many students choose to study Linguistics because they envision themselves working in a helping profession. One popular career choice is Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). To pursue a career in SLP, a graduate program is required, and admission to one of the few graduate programs in SLP in Canada is highly competitive.

Most students who consider applying to graduate school will visit their undergraduate advisor for help understanding the graduate application process. The Department of Linguistics advisor, Rita Parmar, has assisted numerous prospective SLP applicants over the years, and successful applicants will often share their news with Rita. This year we have received news from seven SFU students that they will be starting a graduate program in SLP in 2017!

Accepted to the UBC Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program:

Zoe Beukers
Rachel Blackmore
Tanie Cheng
Erica Halabourda
Cathy Lin
Soraya Mazhari

Accepted to the University of Alberta Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program:

Brynn Davies

The successful SFU SLP applicants shared a number of qualities: each applicant had gone through a process of career decision making that identified SLP as a career they wanted to pursue, each demonstrated dedication and determination to pursue this goal throughout their academic and volunteer work, each purposefully made connections with people at SFU and in the community that helped guide them through their undergraduate years and support their goal, and each spent a great deal of time and effort creating the best possible application and obtaining the best possible referees.

Read more about their choice of career, their undergraduate years, and their experience applying to the MSc in SLP by clicking on a name above.