Fêting University Scholarships in Translation Winners

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Photo caption: Johanne Lamoureux, James Archibald, Jessica Vingerhoeds-Carbino

Montreal (May 2013) - They’re a “dream team,” said James Archibald, Director of Translation and Written Communication, as he presented the 2012-2013 University Scholarships in Translation in the august atmosphere of  the Faculty Club.

Archibald prefaced his remarks by tracing the history of the awards. In 2009, Public Works and Government Services Canada invited project proposals for university scholarships in translation to support the strategy outlined in the Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality. The agreements implemented in Quebec in 2011 were designed to enable post-secondary institutions to attract more students to their translation programs. And that objective has been met, according to the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Donna Achimov, the Translation Bureau’s Chief Executive Officer, who both extended their congratulations to the scholarship winners. Canadian universities are training highly skilled translators to work in this dynamic industry, which, based on a study by the Language Industry Association,  currently employs about 52,000 professionals across the country.

Jessica Vingerhoeds-Carbino, the winner of the 2012-2013 scholarship in the French to English section of the Graduate Diploma in Translation, is a Queen’s University graduate in Italian literature, linguistics and sociology, and a multiple award winner. On completing the Certificate in Translation Program last year, she immediately enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Translation Program.

Johanne Lamoureux, the winner of the English to French scholarship, earned a degree in Biology, specialising in environmental physiology and biochemistry at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and worked as a researcher and technician before returning to her first love, languages and translation, at McGill. She is currently working as a research technician at McGill’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre and pursuing her translation studies at the graduate level.

Chantal Brunette, Louise Delisle and Elona Ritchie, 2011-2012 winners whose scholarships were renewed, were also recognized at the reception. All of these students are working toward Graduate Diplomas in Translation at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies.

The School offers both a Certificate in Translation and a Graduate Diploma in Translation for budding translators interested in the language industry.

For further information, please contact Mr. Bryan Jim or Mrs. Elana Trager:

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