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Vijay Parsa

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Biography:

He joined the Hearing Health Care Research Unit (HHCRU) in 1996 as a Post-doctoral fellow where he received the Shaw Memorial Postdoctoral award from the Canadian Acoustics Association for his work on advanced electroacoustic measurements of hearing aid performance. He continued to work at the HHCRU as a Research Engineer developing speech and audio processing algorithms for Audiology and Speech Language Pathology applications.

In July 2002, he was appointed as the Oticon Foundationís Chair in Acoustic Signal Processing, a joint position between the Faculties of Health Sciences and Engineering, to conduct interdisciplinary research on acoustic signal processing with applications in Audiology.

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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