University of Ottawa

School of Translation and Interpretation

The University of Ottawa, in the heart of the National Capital Region, was the first Canadian institution to offer professional translation courses at the university level—in 1936. This training was formalized in 1971 when the School of Translation and Interpretation was founded.

The School now offers many different programs to help our students make the most of the many opportunities that exist in the workplace: a fully online certificate in Translation into French; a BA program in French and English, as well as a trilingual option including Spanish; two different MA programs: in conference interpreting and in Translation Studies (options include a Concentration in Literary Translation); and a PhD in Translation Studies (options include a Specialization in Canadian Studies).

These varied programs as well as the many foreign exchanges the School promotes attract both Canadian and foreign students to the School, which makes for a very interesting and diverse student body.