Established in 1963 as the School of Human Communication Disorders, the School was the first program in Canada to train both researchers and professionals in the field of communication science and disorders.
The School's objectives include training highly qualified professionals in Speech-Language Pathology and fostering the development of leading researchers in the field of human communication and disorders. These objectives are achieved through our research-based curriculum and clinical training program, and through solid research mentoring that encourages independence and innovation.
In 2013, the SCSD celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the International Conference on Multilingualism is just one of many events organized by the School to celebrate its achievements with the larger community. Right after the conference on October 25th, you will have an opportunity to learn more about ongoing research activities at the School and the CRBLM, and to meet with faculty members and students.
On our "Half Century" websites, where you can also find more information about other exciting events, the Director of the School, Dr Marc D. Pell, made the following remarks regarding our 50th anniversary:
"The year 2013 is an important milestone for McGill University's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. As the "SCSD" turns 50, we have much to celebrate.
In the last half century, we have evolved from a small professional training unit with only a handful of students (and professors!) to one with over 80 graduate and postdoctoral students and 13 full-time academic staff. We have earned a strong reputation for the high quality of our students and the professional education we provide, and have become known as one of the world’ leading research units devoted to the study of human communication and its disorders. It is exciting to contemplate what the next 50 years will bring..."