Final version of ISO 13661 set for release The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is set to release the final version of ISO 13611, Interpreting–Guidelines for community interpreting. This is a landmark document for our profession and the culmination of years of hard work. Angela Sasso, Critical Link President, helps to bring us up to date. She was a member of both the International (2011) and Canadian Advisory (2010) Committees to ISO/TC 37 as an expert working on the development of ISO International standards in the field of Translation, Interpretation and Terminology. What is the significance of ISO guidelines? It’s […]
Critical Link International will touch down in Edinburgh, June of 2016 Critical Link’s 8th International Conference (CLI8) is scheduled for the last week of June, 2016. Heriot-Watt University will be hosting the event, at the Edinburgh Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh and its surrounds are beautiful, the people are friendly and the history is fascinating. As an added bonus, Heriot-Watt is able to offer very affordable accommodation. Interpreters of Tomorrow… The conference will focus on the future of our profession amidst rapid technological and global change. “Interpreters of Tomorrow”, will discuss the impact of technology on our daily work […]
Our current Executive Team and Members At Large The Critical Link International Board of Directors welcome Maria Aguilar-Solano to the Board as our new secretary. Executive President, Angela Sasso, CanadaVice President, Elizabeth Abraham, CanadaPast President, Bonnie Heath, CanadaSecretary, Maria Aguilar-SolanoTreasurer, Kiran Malli, Canada Members At Large Jiri Adler, CanadaLluis Baixauli, SpainMonica Ruiz, CanadaPascal Riloff, BelgiumKarin Reinhold, CanadaChristopher Stone, England
Introducing a once-a-year renewal system We are only as strong as the sum of our parts, and becoming part of Critical Link has never been easier. We have streamlined our sign up and renewal procedure with active links on the website. Please note we have moved to a once-a-year April renewal for everyone. Mark your calendars and click to renew in April. Spread the word! 5 membership advantages Access to our newsletter Connection to the international community interpreting movement News of upcoming conferences and events Support and advocacy from a global network of colleagues A private place to share your […]
Re-cap of the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada’s most recent conference Interpreters and Human Rights. That was the theme chosen by the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) for its recent conference in Winnipeg, Canada held July 8th through 12th, 2014. Language rights are human rights Bonnie Heath, past President of Critical Link, co-chaired the conference. Heath says the clear message coming out of the gathering is that language rights are human rights: “They are inextricably linked, you can’t separate them,” she said. “Our role as interpreters facilitates these human rights protections. We are allies not just […]
Currently seeking representatives in these countries… We have been restructuring to better reflect our more international scope. To do so, we have divided our Critical Link world into 6 regions: 6 regions of CLI Africa Asia North America South America Europe Oceania We currently are seeking representatives in Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania. If you are located in one of those areas and might like to serve as a liaison, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org We want to here what’s happening in your part of the planet!
Exploring ways to bring members the latest academic research available Critical Link’s new Research and Development Committee, Lluis Baixauili, Michal Schuster and Karin Reinhold, have been hard at work. The committee is exploring ways to make the latest academic research available to members. Soon, the Critical Link website will have a Research and Development tab with links to conference abstracts, relevant research papers, journals and interpreter training programs worldwide. Call for submissions Members will be encouraged to contribute research to the Critical Link research publications sharing platform and to upload information on training, calls for papers, project funding sources and suggestions for joint studies. […]