New and efficient technologies are sending an ever-expanding web of messages across the globe in a dizzying array of languages. As a translator, it is your job to convey the meaning of the original in a way that will feel natural to your audience. It may be a brief conversation, a tome of personal essays, a text adapted to a new cultural context, or a term yet to be agreed upon by native speakers. A career in Translation will call on your intimate knowledge of at least two languages, your wealth of general knowledge and your well-honed research skills.
The Translation program will prepare you for a range of opportunities in translation, terminology, bilingual proofreading and professional writing, as well as in information delivery and teaching.
The CO-OP program is your opportunity to participate in rewarding placements in many federal government departments and private organizations.
Some of our employers include
- Natural Resources Canada
- Office of the Auditor General of Canada
- Parks Canada
- Public Safety Canada
- Public Works & Government Services Canada (Translation Bureau)
- Statistics Canada
- University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
- Terminological research
- Translation of general interest texts
- Translation revision
- Writing of specialized and technical texts
Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence
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September 30 of your third year of studies
- Be registration full-time in the BA Honours with Specialization in Translation
- Minimum of C+ in TRA 2313, TRA 2314, TRA 2788, TRA 2789 and TRA 2988
- Obtain a minimum grade point average of 6.0 (B)
- Obtain a minimum grade of B in the translation courses into the dominant language (TRA 2110 and TRA 2112)
- Recommendation by the undergraduate committee of the STI (granted after application is evaluated)
- Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
CO-OP fees - First work term before winter 2011
As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for each study session and work term, starting with the session before your first work term and up to and including your last work term.
CO-OP fees - First work term in or after winter 2011
As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.
How to apply
For information on how to apply to this CO-OP program, please click Here.