Did you know that millions of words are translated in Ottawa every week? That is why the region's many employers are eager to host our trainees and hire our graduates. The School of Translation and Interpretation and its teaching staff are internationally recognized for excellence in both training and research. The curriculum includes practical and theoretical seminars and courses in writing, editing, terminology and computer-assisted translation, thus providing you with comprehensive professional training in general, specialized and technical translation. With a degree from the School, you readily qualify for many well-paid positions, because you easily fulfill the demands of the language industry.
The School also offers an introductory course in interpretation, as well as translation courses into and out of Spanish, which aim to meet some of the needs generated by the globalization of business. In fact, you can graduate with a diploma as a trilingual translator.
The minor in translation (which must be combined with another program of study) introduces you to professional translation into your dominant language. The Honours with specialization includes the co-operative education option, which combines academic studies with experience in the workplace.
Finally, students who already hold a university degree have the option of taking a two-year accelerated Honours with specialization program.