Teresa Tomaszkiewicz

Member Profile: Teresa Tomaszkiewicz

1. Why did you choose Translation Studies? When I studied in the 1980s, there was only one university in Poland where translators and interpreters could go. At that time, in our country, such a profession represented an openness to the world, the possibility of developing relationships with strangers and of getting out of a country […]... Read More
Trish

Member Profile: Trish Van Bolderen

1. Why did you choose Translation Studies? In my case, applying for graduate studies coincided with a rather belated, though no less urgent, realization that I wanted English and French to be embedded in my day-to-day life—or, perhaps more accurately, that I didn’t want my days to be defined in largely monolingual terms. A few […]... Read More
Chantal Gagnon

Member Profile: Chantal Gagnon

1. Why did you choose Translation Studies? As an undergraduate, I studied translation, literature and secondary French education. After my Bachelor of Education, I wanted to study translation, but I discovered translation studies: the idea of studying the cultural, social and political impacts of translation was really appealing. I decided to do an MA in […]... Read More

Statement on Congress 2021  

L’Association canadienne de traductologie / the Canadian Association for Translation Studies (ACT-CATS) would like to acknowledge and express respect for the decision made by the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA) to withdraw from Congress 2021, as well as the decisions of several other associations who have withdrawn in solidarity. After the cancellation of Congress 2020 […]... Read More
Petkov, Slav

Member Profile: Slav Petkov

Why did you choose Translation Studies? I chose translation studies because I live in a country (Bulgaria) where translation plays quite an important role in culture. In my view, it’s the advantage of small spaces: they’re easily filled with shards of otherness, strangeness, and beauty from everywhere else. It’s exciting to observe these processes and […]... Read More
Guo_Pic

Member Profile: Wangtaolue Guo

1. Why did you choose Translation Studies? Believe it or not, I came to translation studies because I didn’t want to take math classes in college (Let’s be honest. Nobody likes linear algebra…). Before I was accepted into Jinan University in China, I learned that only the students enrolled in Chinese or foreign language departments […]... Read More
Gendron-Pontbriand

Member Profile: Ève-Marie Gendron-Pontbriand

1. Why did you choose Translation Studies? Like many people, I discovered translation studies in an indirect manner. Though I’ve always liked languages, I originally planned to go into science. I started off doing a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University. Because I was in the Honours program, I had the opportunity […]... Read More
BM3

Member Profile: Brian Mossop

1. Why did you choose Translation Studies? I came to TS by chance. First, I became a translator, also by chance. One day in the early 1970s, when I was a grad student of linguistics studying the syntax of Ojibwa, the Indigenous language spoken in the Toronto area, I happened to see a newspaper ad […]... Read More