Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan (ATIS) is a non-profit professional association that was incorporated in 1980.[1] It is a member of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC),[2] and was founded with the aim of fostering and promoting the translation and interpreting industry within Saskatchewan.[3] Members of the association are professional translators and/or professional interpreters,[4] and have either passed an admission exam attesting to their translating and/or interpreting skills[5] or have transferred their membership from another CTTIC affiliate.[6] ATIS members work in many languages, including: French, Spanish, Chinese, Cree, Japanese and American Sign Language, and are bound by a professional code of ethics.[7][8]

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan
AbbreviationATIS
TypeProfessional Association
PurposePromote and foster the translation and interpreting industry in Saskatchewan
HeadquartersSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Region served
Saskatchewan, Canada
AffiliationsCTTIC
Websitewww.atis-sk.ca

MembershipEdit

There are five different categories of members within ATIS: founding members, affiliate members, retired members, associate members and certified members.[9] Founding members are those who contributed to the creation of the society in 1979-1980 and are members of good standing in one of the other categories.[9] Affiliate members are those who practice the profession of visual language interpreting and are members of the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC).[9] Retired members are those who were formally active members of the association and who would like to stay in touch with the ATIS community.[9] Associate members are those who have passed the ATIS admission exam, which includes both a language proficiency exam and a translation exam.[10] Certified members are those who have passed the CTTIC national certification exam or who have had a sample of their work successfully evaluated by ATIS.[5] In 2012, ATIS had 65 members.[1] All categories of members are expected to abide by the ATIS Code of Ethics.[8]

GovernanceEdit

ATIS is governed by a board of directors that is currently composed of seven members: Elisabet Ràflos-Sagués, President; Cristina Torres de la Hoz, Vice-President; Robert Clark, Secretary; Gisèle Piché, Treasurer; Julie Pednault, Director of Public Relations; Shannon Bachorick, Exam Coordinator; and Tatiana Zotova, Member at Large.[11] The ATIS Board of Directors is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).[9] There are also a set of bylaws that assist in governing the organization.[9]

Professional developmentEdit

ATIS holds two half-day workshops each year, one during the spring AGM and one during the fall meeting.[12] These workshops focus on a range of issues that are of interest to translators and interpreters who work in a number of language pairs.[12] In spring of 2015, the half-day conference focused on computer assisted translation (CAT).[13] The goal of these workshops is to promote the continued development of qualified translators and interpreters.[12] Sometimes, ATIS also offers reduced registration fees to its members so that they may attend continued education courses through organizations such as the Institut Français at the University of Regina.[12][14] ATIS is also looking into bringing web-based learning to its members.[15]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details". esask.uregina.ca. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
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  7. ^ Cory Toth - Encyclopedia Of Saskatchewan. "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan - Details". Uregina.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  8. ^ a b "ATIS". Atis-sk.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
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  11. ^ "ATIS". atis-sk.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
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  13. ^ "ATIS". Atis-sk.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  14. ^ "Bonjour Saskatchewan". Bonjoursk.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  15. ^ "ATIS". Atis-sk.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2015-12-16.

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