Professionals and researchers from around the world will be coming together in April to reflect on the ideological nature of translation and the ways in which engaged translators have promoted a wide variety of conceptual agendas throughout history. Researchers and practicing translators will reflect on translations as artefacts of sociopolitical change.
Océane Marescal outlined how science students can improve their writing skills in The McGill Tribune. The McGill Writing Center offers several courses that greatly benefit those who wish to make writing one of their strengths. The article outlines relevant courses to science majors.
Dr. James Archibald has been appointed to the ISO/TC 37 mirror committee on language and terminology in The Standards Council of Canada. The Standards Council of Canada is the Canadian arm of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the ISO/TC 37 has published internationally recognized standards on a variety of translation-related issues and technologies.
Earlier today, representatives from DeepMind, the City of Montreal, and others joined McGill School of Continuing Studies students and faculty to announce the launch of two new programs in data science.
The Professional Development Certificate in Data Science and Machine Learning is designed to equip learners with essential data science knowledge and skills required to manage, manipulate, analyze and extract value from data.
Read an interview with McGill School of Continuing Studies' former director of Translation Studies, James Archibald, in Métro. The flexibility of the program, along with the internship component and use of innovative software, was highlighted.
The article is available in French only. Click here to read the article.
Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Translation (GDIT) must sit a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the GDIT Program. The examination consists of an oral defense of a best-work portfolio. This portfolio represents a record of progress made by the candidate throughout his/her studies. Each candidate prepares a written introduction and comments on selected examples of coursework with a view to demonstrating his/her progress toward greater translation competence.
Hélène Roulston and Cheryl Smeall at the 2017 McGill Associates Prize in Translation reception.Translation is elemental to the economic and social fabric of Canadian society.
At the Project Management Institute (PMI) soirée de reconnaissance académique, Mery Carolina Vasquez Cruz was awarded the Prix de la relève on behalf of McGill and PMI. She graduated from McGill's School of Continuing Studies with a professional development certificate in project management and launched her own consulting company.
par Carlos Del Burgo, terminologue agréé, traducteur agréé.
J. Archibald, senior faculty lecturer in translation studies at McGill University, has been appointed to the Advisory Board for a collection on language, translation and language didactics, Lingua Traduzione Didattica, published by FrancoAngeli, an Italian academic publishing house.
New MACES Health and Dental Plan for all qualifying students beginning September 1st, 2017. More information can be found online.
McGill University’s new Graduate Certificate in Legal Translation is intended to support current or aspiring professionals and paraprofessionals whose work does or may consist in the bi-or multi-lingual drafting and translation of legal documents used in public, private and parapublic organizations.
What range of skills contribute to making a successful translator? According to Jean Massicotte, his understanding of linguistics, science, writing techniques and project management paved the way to success. Massicotte is the 2017 recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (English-French). He received this distinction at the spring graduation ceremony when he was awarded a Certificate in Translation in the English to French option.
Mastering documentation is one of the pathways to translation excellence. Mastering it in more than one language is an added value. Such is the case for Cheryl Smeall, who is the 2017 recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (French-English). Dr. Smeall received this distinction at the spring graduation ceremony when she was awarded a Certificate in Translation in the French to English option.
What better way to become an experienced translator than to work one’s way up from the bottom. Hélène Roulston is living proof of the adage that one becomes a good translator by producing good translations and having the knowledge base to produce quality work. That sums up Hélène Roulston’s recipe for success. She is the 2017 recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (English-French).