June 9, 2016

Vancouver-based Interpreter Becomes First Certified Medical Interpreter in Canada

Congratulations to Young Joe, a Korean/English interpreter working in Community and Healthcare settings Young Joe has become the first in Canada to become a Certified Medical Interpreter. She has worked as an interpreter, primarily in healthcare, for over 10 years and is a passionate advocate of access to healthcare and the professionalization of community and healthcare interpreting. Young Joe founded Bilinguals International as a vehicle to champion the continued professionalization of the profession. She is currently working on a campaign for a Federal e-petition that would be tabled in the House of Commons. She has the full support and backing […]
June 8, 2016

A letter From Our President (June 2016)

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We will soon meet again and catch up on all of the exciting new initiatives and projects we have been involved in since we were last together in Toronto. CLI conferences are the foremost, globally relevant, community/public service interpreting events. All of us coming together to share ideas, learn and shape the future. Very exciting! In 1992 Critical Link began with a mandate that it still holds dearly today, to promote and advance the field and profession of community interpreting. Over the years, that commitment has worn different hats; at times focusing on research and study […]
June 8, 2016

Announcing the Critical Link International AGM in Scotland

Exciting initiatives are under way. Come join the CLI team as we review the work of the past 3 years Since 1995, Critical Link has been fundamental to the evolution and advancement of the community/public service interpreting sector. Through our Annual General Meeting, CLI members celebrate our successes from the last few years, discuss current projects, future initiatives and announce our Board of Directors for 2016 – 2019. We cordially invite you to attend our AGM held on June 30th, 2016 at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland at 12:00pm. President’s Address Review committee minutes from the previous Annual General […]
June 8, 2016

Territories of Knowledge: Interactional Negotiation of Access to Knowledge in Interpreter-Mediated Interaction

In interpreter-mediated interaction, the issue of attribution and acknowledgment of rights to express knowledge is a rather complex and important one. By Laura Gavioli (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia) In interpreter-mediated interaction, the issue of attribution and acknowledgment of rights to express knowledge is a rather complex and important one. Interpreters possess knowledge acquired from participants in talk during preliminary briefings, during the encounter or from their experience in participating in other similar events; such access to knowledge gives them the possibility to interpret contents which are not fully explicated and render them explicitly (Mason 2006). So, the necessity […]
June 8, 2016

Now Recruiting: CLI Membership Board Drive

Join a team that is making a difference. Learn about the unique opportunities to become a Director or Member with Critical Link International. Critical Link International thanks you for your ongoing support. Your membership has enabled CLI to continue doing the important work that began at Critical Link 1 in 1995: work that has been fundamental to the evolution and advancement of the community/public service interpreting sector. In the recent years, our organization has worked consistently to raise the profile of community interpreting: CLI has been an active member on ISO committees, providing their expertise and contributing to the development […]
June 8, 2016

International Language Certification Network (ILCN)

Why was this group created and what is their purpose?   By Anne Carlisle The ENPSIT (European Network for Public Service Interpreting and Translation) conference in Paris, June 2015, brought together a number of testing and accreditation authorities from different parts of the world.  Of these, representatives from the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Canada and Australia sat down following the conference at an informal meeting to address and discuss issues arising around testing, recognition and accreditation of translators and interpreters working in the public services. All the bodies represented were seeking to signal competence to practice and although operating differently […]
June 8, 2016

Discover the Beauty and Culture of Edinburgh, Scotland

Discover the amazing experiences that await when you atttend the Critical Link International Conference in a few weeks. By Vicki Grant. Edinburgh is a city with a unique combination of heritage, colour, culture and breathtaking beauty. The quaint corners and alleyways of the Old Town, the Georgian splendour of the New Town, the cobbled courtyards and old tenements of the Royal Mile, and the dominating presence of the Castle: all different, all unforgettable and all essentially Edinburgh. As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has been a seat of learning and culture since the middle ages. Historic associations with the monarchy […]
May 27, 2016

Critical Link 8 programme and themes

Critical Link S – A new generation Future-proofing interpreting and translating Only a few days left before Critical Link 8 Early Bird Registration closes on May 29th! For information and registration information, please visit the Critical Link 8 website. If you are interested in interpreting in medical settings or in legal settings, or policy, practice, plus new technology and approaches, you will find sessions of interest every day. Although the following topics may also feature on other days, see the following days of the conference programme, if you are particularly interested in the themes below: CLI 8 conference themes Gender-based violence (Day […]
May 12, 2016

Open Letter to U.S. Congress

Acting with honor toward linguist allies is crucial to future recruiting efforts May 2016 Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority LeaderSen. Harry Reid, Senate Minority LeaderSen. John McCain, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee Rep. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the HouseRep. Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee Dear Senators and Representatives, Translators and interpreters are critical to national security. They are the first line of defense against domestic dangers and foreign threats – whether translating terrorism chatter pulled from the airwaves or interpreting for troops in conflict zones. The work of these linguists, however, […]