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OTTIAQ JOSEPH LARIVIÈRE AWARD OF MERIT

Presented at the OTTIAQ annual conference

This award, created in memory of the founder of the Société des traducteurs du Québec, honours extraordinary or lifetime achievements in the language professions.

The Order wished to innovate by extending this honorary distinction to members and non-members alike. Offering this award raises the Order’s public profile and helps cultivate the image of language activities outside its own sphere.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Member or non-member of OTTIAQ
  • Practises various language professions
  • Practises in diverse fields related directly to the various fields of their profession (technology, teaching, management, research, etc.)
  • Numerous substantial achievements with significant impact

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS 

 

NOT ELIGIBLE

  • Members of the Board of Directors
  • Members of the Awards Committee

Nomination deadline: May 1

Note: All OTTIAQ members, except for members of the Awards Committee, may personally submit a nomination.

Award presentation: OTTIAQ Annual Conference in Montréal

Example of a nomination file (PDF)

The recipient of the 2019 OTTIAQ Joseph LaRivière Award of Merit was Suzanne Villeneuve, Certified Interpreter.

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HONORARY MEMBERS

Presented at the OTTIAQ annual conference

Honorary members are selected by the Order’s Board of Directors in recognition of their outstanding service to the profession or OTTIAQ.

CRITERIA

  • Current or former member of OTTIAQ (except in exceptional circumstances)

Must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding services rendered to the profession (organization, promotion, etc.)
  • World renown
  • Recipient of an honorary distinction (Governor General’s Award, CIQ Award of Merit, etc.)
  • Achievements such as publications, work in teaching and research, lectures
  • Presidency of an organization related to the profession (OTTIAQ, CTTIC, CIQ, FIT, etc.)

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

  • Letter of nomination
  • Summary of relevant achievements
  • Letters of recommendation (maximum three)

OTTIAQ award nomination form (fillable PDF)

Information sheet on honorary members (PDF)

Nomination deadline: May 1

Award presentation: OTTIAQ Annual Conference in Montréal

Send nominations to: info@ottiaq.org

In 2019, Johanne Boucher, Certified Translator, was made an honorary member of OTTIAQ.

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CLAIRE STEIN VOLUNTEER AWARD

Presented at the OTTIAQ annual general meeting

The Claire Stein Volunteer Award was introduced to honour Order members who distinguish themselves through volunteer work. The award was renamed in 2004 to pay tribute to Claire Stein, who chaired the Awards Committee for many years and contributed significantly to OTTIAQ as a volunteer.

Eligility criteria

OTTIAQ member

Profession-related volunteer work, significant in quantity or quality

Outstanding service to OTTIAQ or a specific outstanding action

Local, regional or provincial volunteer work dedicated entirely to OTTIAQ activities

Past or present volunteer work on a committee, working group or other OTTIAQ body

 

Nomination deadline: May 1

Send nominations to: info@ottiaq.org

 

Supporting documents

OTTIAQ award nomination form (fillable PDF)

Information sheet on the Claire Stein Volunteer Award (PDF)

Example of a nomination file (PDF)

The recipient of the 2019 Claire Stein Volunteer Award was Dany Gagnon, Certified Translator.

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OTTIAQ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Presented at the International Translation Day cocktail

  • The OTTIAQ Award for Excellence is given to one graduating translation student from each university translation program recognized by the Order.
  • For winning students, the Order covers the fees for training on ethics, professional conduct and professional practice as well as the first year of recent graduate membership dues, for a total value of $419.52.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The student must have the highest grade point average as determined by their university.

Universities must initially base their decision on the student’s grade point average. In the event of a tie, they must use other criteria such as the student’s motivation, involvement and dedication.

 

Supporting documents:

  • Transcript
  • Complete contact information, including email and phone number
  • Letter of nomination from the university

OTTIAQ award nomination form (fillable PDF)

 

Recipients of the 2019 OTTIAQ Award for Excellence:

Isabelle Cyr, Université de Sherbrooke
Sophie Boivin-Joannette, Université de Montréal
Marianne Cadieux, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Rebecca St-Laurent Beauregard, Concordia University
Aurélie Khelifi, Université Laval
Geneviève Huot, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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OTTIAQ NEW TALENT AWARD

Presented at the International Translation Day cocktail

  • The OTTIAQ New Talent Award is given to one second-year student from each university translation program recognized by the Order.
  • For winning students, the Order covers the registration fees for the upcoming OTTIAQ Annual Conference and a year of OTTIAQ student membership.

 

Criteria

  • The student must have the highest grade point average of their cohort after completing 45 credits of a recognized translation program and must be enrolled to continue in the program.
  • The recipient will be selected by their university. Universities must initially base their decision on the student’s grade point average. In the event of a tie, they must use other criteria such as the student’s motivation, involvement and dedication.

 

Supporting documents:

  • Transcript
  • Complete contact information, including email and phone number
  • Letter of nomination from the university

OTTIAQ award nomination form (fillable PDF)

 

Recipients of the 2019 OTTIAQ New Talent Award:

Miranda Bernier, Université de Sherbrooke
Laurence Marion-Pariseau, Université de Montréal
Rachel Jeannotte-Maranda, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Mélina Lau, Concordia University
Catherine Arseneault, Université Laval
Nicolas Germain Marchand, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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OTTIAQ Young Entrepreneur Award

Presented at the Young Professionals Committee event

Description to come.

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CIQ AWARD OF MERIT

Presented at the OTTIAQ annual general meeting

This award is presented by the Québec Interprofessional Council (CIQ) to recognize a professional’s notable contribution in terms of their:

  • Dedication as a member of their professional order’s board of directors or committees or to the CIQ’s committees
  • Contribution to the advancement of their profession in the Quebec professional system
  • Outstanding work on the management, structuring and advancement of their professional order

Information sheet on the CIQ Award of Merit (PDF)

 

Recipients

1993  Jean-François Joly, Certified Translator

1999  Nada Kerpan, Certified Translator, Certified Terminologist

2000  Betty Cohen, Certified Translator

2001  Bruce Knowlden, Certified Translator

2002  Geneviève Mareschal, Certified Translator

2004  Johanne Boucher, Certified Translator

2007  Monique C. Cormier, Certified Terminologist

2011  Anne-Marie De Vos, Certified Translator

2013  François Abraham, Certified Translator

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