Published on October 17th, 2018


The Perks of Being an SAC Student Associate

By Remington Shandro

Welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year! If you find yourself in a speech-language pathology or audiology graduate program, you should know that there are many great reasons to be a student associate with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. Here, in my opinion, are the Top 5 Perks:

  1. Scholarships – SAC student associates are eligible to apply for a wide range of scholarships, worth up to $2,500 each!
  2. Career Development Program – This mentorship program pairs students and new graduates with established professionals who will help mentor and guide you through your entry into your chosen profession.
  3. Professional Development Opportunities – Student associates have access to SAC’s extensive Professional Development Program and receive discounted rates on conferences and special events.
  4. Exclusive Benefits – Student associates receive discounts on gym memberships, insurance, hotel bookings and car rentals. Additionally, each university is allotted funding from SAC to enhance their educational experience in exciting and creative ways. (This funding is dependent on how many students are registered, so encourage your entire class to sign up!)
  5. Leadership Opportunities – Want to step up and help lead the future of your profession? Student associates can serve as their university’s student representative, hold positions on various national committees, or even apply to serve on the SAC Board of Directors as the Director-Student.

These are just a handful of reasons to sign up as an SAC Student Associate today! Perhaps more than anything else, the greatest benefit of SAC membership is the chance to be part of your national professional community.

To learn more or to register as an SAC student associate, check out SAC’s Student Hub.


About the Author


Remington Shandro is an audiology student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, having previously received a B.Sc. in psychology at the University of Alberta, with a minor in linguistics. He is the current Director-Student on SAC’s Board of Directors.

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