The Road to Equity is Paved by Trained Interpreters

I recently came across an article I had written, together with a colleague, for Cultures West Magazine – an AMSSA* (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of B.C.) newsletter in 2006. The article, titled Accessible Health Care: A Response Framework for a Culturally Evolving Community was on the subject of strategies for how the […]

The Interpreter’s Lab Report – Fall 2020

In Gratitude… a special offer just for you. Calling all past students – take the Interpreting in Community Settings course, get refreshed, get your continuing education units done, and pay only $197 (that’s a $300 savings!)* Register NOW Coupon code randr2020 (note – returning TIL students only) What a year it has been. To say […]

A Simultaneous Shift: Expand your skills. Boost your career. Get ahead of the demand

“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” – Wayne Gretsky Simultaneous Interpreting workshop and professional development for interpreters that work primarily in consecutive mode. The line between consecutive and simultaneous modes of interpreting are regularly being blurred. Though community interpreting has traditionally been taught and perceived as being primarily or exclusively […]

Online Courses and Workshops – Stay ahead of the curve

There’s an old adage that goes “to be ahead of the curve” which means “to be one of the first to change to a new idea or way of doing something that later becomes generally popular.”[1] These days we are using a different type of curve analogy: “flattening the curve” is an expression about society […]

Keep Interpreters Working and Working Safe

Without interpreters working and working safely, essential communication is jeopardized. And that affects us all. Interpreters foster community cohesion, community safety and community health, and are an integral part of our system. Accurate communication is vital during emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. It has occurred to me, in recent years, that the core concern of […]

Be The Calm In The Storm

As an organization that serves many different clients, it of course came to mind to write a piece relevant for the current crisis that we are all facing as a global community. But then I thought to myself that all of the do’s and don’ts must have already been delivered by the various agencies where […]

The Serendipitous, Eco-friendly Rewards of e-Learning

Some ideas just shine brighter. In 2016 we at The Interpreter’s Lab (and parent company Shifting Pictures Inc.) made the decision to move our courses online. I had never really been a fan of self-directed, online courses for interpreter education and training. At the time that online learning started gaining popularity, the majority of programs […]

Kudos to our Founder & Director – Angela Sasso

Handbook of Research on Medical Interpreting Founder and Director of Shifting Pictures and The Interpreter’s Lab, Angela Sasso, has been recently published in the Handbook of Research on Medical Interpreting – a textbook for interpreting students. Angela’s chapter, titled In Through the Looking Glass: The Discord Between, Practice and Education, looks at the evolution of […]