Student Board Member Applications 2020




Deadline to Apply: September 21, 2020 5:00 PM


OSLA recognizes the valuable perspective Graduate students offer to the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. As stated by our Bylaws:


4.01.01 The Board will also have a non-voting observer-status Student Representative (s), appointed by the students of Ontario’s speech-language pathology and audiology programs.


OSLA maintains two student positions on the Board of Directors; consisting of one Year 1 & one Year 2 student, who are enrolled in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology programs in the province of Ontario.



We are currently looking for ONE Speech-Language Pathology student to sit on OSLA’s Board of Directors from 2020-2022. This student must be in Year 1 of their program* at the following universities:

·       University of Toronto

·       McMaster University

·       Laurentian University

·       Western University

·       University of Ottawa

*Students applying must be Year 1 of their program to ensure a one-year overlap with our Year 2 Student Board member.




  • Take an active role as a leader of our professions
  • Ensure that the needs and perspectives of students are heard
  • Help shape the future of our professions in Ontario
  • Receive recognition on OSLA’s website listing of Board Members; experience noted on personal resume
  • Participate in networking opportunities with practicing clinicians and outstanding professionals
  • Upon completion of a 2-year term, the student representative will receive OSLA’s Student Award along with 2 free years of OSLA membership upon graduation



·       Participate in 4 meetings per year, including the Annual General Meeting over a 2-year term.

·       Assist in non-voting decision making processes regarding the Association's governance

·       Liaise with select Board members as part of a Board committee that is in line with your own future profession (e.g. S-LP or AUD).

·       Connect with OSLA Student Representatives on a regular basis to provide OSLA with program and research updates

·       Take an active role in planning and coordination of student initiatives and events

·       Please note as a Board Member, you are also required to complete the responsibilities of a Student Representative (please see below for a complete list) and therefore you will also act as a Student Representative for your respective University


How to apply:

Please complete the application form below and submit it along with your Resume to OSLA’S Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Murray at by September 21, 2020 5:00 PM.


Application Form - ENG
Formulaire de candidature - FR