School of Continuing Studies news
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.
Make no mistake: Veronica Boggia is bilingual. But when it came to writing, “I felt any mistakes I made were glaringly obvious.” When she enrolled in an online language program, “my boss and colleagues noticed right away. There’s no question that it’s helped my productivity.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' online magazine.
Imagine seeing your journey as a student at the School depicted on YouTube. That surreal experience will soon be the case for a handful of students and alumni, because their stories inspired the School’s new promotional video. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' online magazine.
McGill University’s Translation and Written Communication unit invites practicing translators to take the following professional development courses. Specialized Translation 1 / Traduction spécialisée 1 (bilingual, French and English) Monday and Wednesday; from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., May 2 to June 15 | CCTR 511/CCTR 512 751
Four executive board members have been elected to MACES (McGill Association of Continuing Education Students). Full results are available on the MACES website.
MACES (McGill Association of Continuing Education Students) is holding a referendum from March 15-29, 2016. The referendum is concerning a fee for McGill School of Continuing Studies’ Career Advising and Transition Services.
The MACES 2016 Elections are gearing up! Do you possess the following qualities: Relevant professional experience? Solid organizational skills? Excellent written and verbal communication skills? If yes, we are calling on you to run in this year's elections! To find out more, click here.
Madeleine Dube and Edith Gagnon are two recent graduates who were surprised to learn that not only did the School provide student scholarships, awards and bursaries, but that they were award recipients. “I didn’t know there were awards for Continuing Studies students,” says Madeleine Dube. “I though they were only for full-time students.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' online magazine.
Michael Pollock is a familiar face at the School of Continuing Studies. Since 1989 he’s completed several courses in different areas of study, and each has helped him reach the next step in his career. He began with the graduate certificate in accounting, which led him to a ten-year career in auditing at PwC. Next was the intensive French language program, which prepared him to complete his MBA in French.
Language is important for any newcomer, particularly for those who wish to enter the job market. Communicating in the local language can help you through every step in the process: expanding your professional network, catching the attention of potential employers, and clinching a job interview. These two successful Montreal newcomers have followed that advice. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
With the first cohort of students successfully graduated, the McGill School of Continuing Studies’ Diploma in Integrated Aviation Management celebrated its official launch with an event at the McGill Faculty Club. The graduate program aims to offer the world’s most comprehensive program. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
Ask Katia Huaman Condo about taking part in McGill’s Semester Abroad with Internship program, and she’ll tell you that she got the best of both worlds: studying at a top-ranked university, and earning work experience in her chosen field. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.
Learn. Connect. Elevate. The latest issue of the McGill SCS Newsletter captures the experience of all those who come to the School – from the time they enter a classroom until they reach their goal. Read more on The Next Page.
Debbie Blythe, a translator and lecturer at the McGill School of Continuing Studies' Translation and Written Communication unit, has been awarded the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation - French to English. Blythe received the award in recognition for her work on Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide. The prize was awarded as part of the Quebec Writers' Federation QWF Literary Awards, the most important literary event of the year for Quebec English-language writers and readers.
It’s been a banner year for Berdj Garabedian, who’s currently working towards his Graduate Diploma in Translation at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies. In June he was the recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (French-English), and this fall he was awarded this year’s Network of Translators in Education (NTE) Merit Scholarship. Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newsletter.