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The Next Page Newsletter: 2015 Issue 2

Get inspired! The latest issue of the McGill SCS Newsletter is all about Celebrating Success!

Read more on The Next Page.

Published: 30 Jun 2015

The Next Page: Stephanie Jonah: Finding her Place

Stephanie Jonah is a Cree woman from Waskaganish who works as a project administrator. Although she loves her job, she’d been looking for an opportunity to return to school and pursue higher education. “I’m always trying to learn,” says Stephanie, “but I don’t want to leave my job.” She found exactly what she was looking with McGill’s Online courses in Business Management and Entrepreneurship for Indigenous People.

Published: 29 Jun 2015

Mr. René Dussault, first president of the OPQ: Success only makes sense if we contribute to society

The Honourable René Dussault, distinguished jurist and humanitarian, received his honorary doctorate (Doctor of Laws) on May 26, 2015 during McGill's School of Continuing Studies' convocation ceremony.

Published: 23 Jun 2015

McGill Yogurt Maker Builds Cult Following

Adam Coape-Arnold, a graduate of the McGill School of Continuing Studies' Entrepreneurship program, is building a following with Cult Yogourt.

Read more in The Gazette.

Published: 23 Jun 2015

Committed interculturalist awarded the McGill Associates Prize in Translation

Intercultural communication is certainly one way of describing translation in today’s globalized world. And that description is particularly fitting for Yvan Larrivée, who is the 2015 recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (English-French). Mr.

Published: 19 Jun 2015

A family tradition culminates in the McGill Associates Prize in Translation

Family histories have a real influence on career choices. This is particularly true of Berdj Garabedian, who is the 2015 recipient of the McGill Associates Prize in Translation (French-English). Mr. Garabedian received this distinction at the spring graduation ceremony when he was awarded his Certificate in Translation.

Published: 19 Jun 2015

The Next Page: SPEAKing of Success…

Members of the MCLL (McGill Community for Lifelong Learning) and students of IELC and IFLC (Intensive English and French language courses) gathered to honour those who served and continue to serve as volunteers in the SPEAK and Brainy Bar programs. Participants met over lunch and cake to celebrate both programs, which are run by volunteers.

Published: 18 Jun 2015

The Next Page: Natalie Zhayvoronok: A Better Career, and a Better Future

Natalie Zhayvoronok had a double-major in Translation and Education when she arrived in Montreal from her native Ukraine in the summer of 2010. She was planning to continue her career as an ESL teacher, but instead discovered that she couldn’t simply pick up where she left off.

Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newletter.

Published: 12 Jun 2015

The Next Page: Rash Ayouby’s Interview Tips

McGill School of Continuing Studies student Rasha Ayouby walked out of her most recent job interview with a job offer.

Because she’s currently taking a Managerial Economics course, “I was able to show that I won’t just learn from inside the company, but that I also bring knowledge and can apply it here," says Rasha. "There’s value in that, and companies know it.”

Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newletter.

Published: 6 May 2015

Graduate Diploma in Translation: Comprehensive Evaluation CCTR 551

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.

Published: 21 Apr 2015

Director of Translation and Written Communication Co-Edits New Journal

The Department of Language, Mediation and Intercultural Communication at the University of Milan has launched a new peer-reviewed journal, Lingue, Culture, Mediazione/ Languages, Cultures, Mediation.  The first issue was co-edited by James Archibald, director of Translation and Written Communication at McGill's School of Continuing Studies, and focuses on the definition of linguistic and cultural mediation.

Click here to view the inaugural issue.

Published: 25 Mar 2015

“Crunch-Time” Writing Workshops!

The last few weeks of the semester can be stressful: final assignments need to be completed, time is running out, and the idea of writing those first words or polishing that final draft can seem overwhelming. Help is on the way!

The McGill Writing Centre’s “Crunch-Time” workshops are designed to teach you fundamental skills and strategies that can transform your approach to writing, improve your ability to organize and express your ideas, and enrich your understanding of how to use grammatical forms to make your writing clear, lively, and engaging.

Published: 23 Mar 2015

Newsletter: Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide

Debbie Blythe has had a dual role as both a professional translator and a lecturer in the Translation and Written Communication Unit at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies for over 20 years. During that time she has translated a wide variety of French-language texts into English – a screenplay, documentaries, and countless legal, medical, and commercial texts. This past summer, she dedicated herself to a very special project. 

Published: 13 Mar 2015

Business Management Courses for Indigenous People

McGill University's School of Continuing Studies' Business Management Courses for Indigenous People has been featured in The Nation magazine. Click here to read the online article. 

Published: 16 Feb 2015

MACES Elections

Get involved. Make a difference.

Nominations for executive positions with MACES (McGill Association of Continuing Education Students) are due Friday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m.

For more details on the new timeline of the elections visit www.maceselections.ca

Published: 16 Feb 2015