Robert Dubuc Scholarship in Translation (722201104027)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND

NAME OF ENDOWED FUND

 

Robert Dubuc Scholarship in Translation

INTRODUCTION

This scholarship was generously created by Mr. Robert Dubuc.

Robert Dubuc began working at Radio-Canada in 1956 as a translator-terminologist. Starting in 1969, he pursued a dual career, split between the public broadcaster and the Université de Montréal. At the latter, he taught translation and terminology part time, from 1969 to 1995, and designed the university’s terminology bank, from 1970 to 1975. From 1975 to 1985, he was assistant to the director of language services at Radio-Canada, and then, from 1985 to 1990, director of the service. Robert Dubuc has been very active in the language milieu for 35 years. He has published numerous studies in grammar and terminology, including the Manuel pratique de terminologie, since translated into many languages. Radio-Canada journalists and producers of his time all knew the C’est-à-dire newsletter, which he edited. Considered “Quebec’s father of terminology,” Robert Dubuc has received many honours during his career, including the prestigious Prix Vaugelas from Geneva’s Club de la grammaire in 1986, an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 1997 and the OTTIAQ Award of Merit from the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec in 2002. The latter was awarded to highlight “his remarkable contribution to Quebec society and the francophonie.”

 

PURPOSE OF FUND

Financially support undergraduate students in Translation at the Faculty of Arts.

 

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in an undergraduate program at the School of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Ottawa;
  3. be registered to at least 9 French-language course credits per trimester at the time of the application;
  4. demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid and Awards Service of the University of Ottawa; and
  5. demonstrate academic excellence.

Value of the award: Minimum $1,500
Number of awards: Variable

Frequency of the award:           Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

Application contact:                  Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application deadline:                October 31

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through https://scholarships.uottawa.ca, and should include:
    1. the Financial Questionnaire; and
    2. a copy of the applicant’s transcript.