CCTR 599 Special Topics in Translation Studies: Anticipating and Managing Disruption in the Language Industry

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CCTR Anticipating and Managing Disruption in the Language Industry


The McGill School of Studies is excited to announce a brand new course, Anticipating and Managing Disruption in the Language Industry.


Created to respond to the current situation and help provide language professionals with the knowledge and skills required to effectively anticipate, prepare for and manage risks and respond to disruption effectively, this 3-credit course will take place this summer and be offered remotely.


The course will analyze various forms of disruption encountered within the language industry, both internal (e.g., advances in technology, abrupt changes in market demand) and external (e.g., financial, health and environmental crises) in an attempt to better understand their impact at the individual and organizational level.


The focus will be on equipping the language professionals of today and tomorrow with the hands-on tools, strategies and models they need to adapt and take control of the situation, respond with agility and resilience, and embrace diversification as a means for future-proofing their career.


Instructor: Meaghan Jean Girard


Dates: July 23 - Aug 25, 2020


Requirements: Candidates with a background and working experience in the language industry and knowledge of English and French may submit a request for permission to register.


Tuition: Please find information on applicable tuition fees on the official School of Continuing Studies tuition page.


About Your Instructor

Meaghan Girard, M. Sc., C. Tr., has a closet full of hats—language professional, industry strategist, university lecturer, event planner, writer of things—and wears them all with gusto. Intrigued by the dynamics of an industry undergoing disruptive and exciting change, Meaghan completed a Master of Science in Administration at HEC Montreal, where she researched how the Montreal translation cluster could adapt to the new landscapes, markets and technological realities. Her findings have made her more optimistic than ever about the future of our wonderful profession. She loves birds, even though she knows very little about them.

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