MONTREAL, July 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ) is proud to announce that Réal Paquette, a certified translator from the Montreal area, has been elected president of the organization.
Mr. Paquette has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and takes over from François Abraham, C. Tr., who skillfully led OTTIAQ for three terms.
A translator in private practice since 1979, Mr. Paquette undertook a parallel career in education in 1982. He was director of the School of Translation at Université de Saint-Boniface in Manitoba from 1984 to 1988. Since 1988 he has been a lecturer in translation for the Department of Linguistics and Translation as well as the Faculty of Continuing Education at Université de Montréal, where he teaches classes in business, economic, and legal translation, among others. Mr. Paquette has been active in OTTIAQ for many years as a member of various committees, a mentor, and, more recently, vice president, professional affairs (2010-2011) and vice president, communications (2011-2012).
In carrying out his duties, Mr. Paquette will be supported by members of the Executive Committee:
- Caroline Morrissette, C. Tr., Vice President, Professional Affairs
- Linda Caron, C. Tr., Vice President, Communications
- Suzanne Mondoux, C. Tr., Treasurer
- Bruno Petrucci, director appointed by Office des professions
The Board of Directors will also consist of François Abraham, C. Tr.; Brigitte Cotnoir, C. Term.; Sabine Davies, C. Int., C. Tr.; Jérôme Demers, C. Tr.; Marcel Gagnon, C. Tr.; Grant Hamilton, C. Tr.; André Montgiraud, C. Tr.; Maurice Morand, Appointed Director; Pascal Roberge, Appointed Director; Gilles Rondeau, Appointed Director; and Telesforo Tajuelo, C. Tr.
The Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ) has more than 2,000 members. Its mission is to promote its members' professionalism and foster improvements in professional practice to keep pace with changing technological, economic, institutional, and cultural conditions, thereby fulfilling its mandate to protect the public.
For further information:
Karine Gélinas, Communications Coordinator
Tel.: 514 845-4411, extension 225