Canadian universities have been offering programs in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) to prepare professionals as audiologists and speech-language pathologists since the middle of the last century. Eight programs were established between 1956 and 1995: Université de Montréal (1956), University of Toronto (1958), University of Alberta (1968), University of British Columbia (1969), McGill University (1964), Western University (1970), Dalhousie University (1976), and Université d’ Ottawa (1993).
A program at Université Laval was established in 2000. Two additional programs, one at l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and one at Université Laurentienne, accepted their first student cohorts in 2012.
Currently, ﬁve of the eleven Canadian university programs offering degrees in communication sciences and disorders offer programs in both audiology and speech-language pathology: University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, Université de Montréal, Université d’ Ottawa and Western University. Six offer a speech-language pathology program solely: University of Alberta, Université Laurentienne, Université Laval, McGill University, l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and University of Toronto. Five programs are in French: Université Laurentienne, Université Laval, Université de Montréal, Université d'Ottawa, and l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and ten professional programs in audiology and speech-language pathology are exclusively offered at the graduate level; at the time of publication, only the Université de Montréal offers an undergraduate as well as a graduate program.
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