School of Translation

Do you have a passion for languages and cultures in contact? Do you enjoy reading about science, technology and just about anything new in the world? Do you love to write?

Then translation may be the field of study for you! An undergraduate degree in translation will prepare you for a variety of careers in the language and communications professions. It can also lead to graduate studies.

The School of Translation offers:

 Our new Bilingual Program in Communications launched in September 2017. Visit the program website for more information.


Our friendly, multilingual and multicultural campus is an ideal setting for studying translation. Everyone studies in at least two languages; many study more. All faculty and staff are bilingual.

Translation classes are small and lively –average class size of 20, so you’ll get one-on-one attention from your professors.

Our professors:

  • Marie-Christine Aubin is interested in contrastive stylistics and in the translations of Balzac. She is responsible for the Translation content of Paris-Sorbonne Groupe d’études balzaciennes’s Balzac Portal.
  • María Constanza Guzmán ’s main scholarly interests are Translation Studies and Latin American Literature.
  • Lyse Hébert ’s research focuses on the sociology of translation and curriculum development.
  • Aurelia Klimkiewicz ‘s recent work has focused on translation in a multilingual context.

Our 2019-2020 Qualifying exam is now available. For information contact:


Globally the demand for multilingual communicators just keeps growing – in government, in business, in the arts, and in international bodies such as the United Nations. Graduates of our programs enjoy dynamic, well-paid work with opportunities to work in Canada and abroad. Some start their own translation firms. They also have successful careers as editors, technical writers, language consultants, terminologists, revisers, and teachers.

In the News

Glendon hosts 14th Annual Translation Games


The games are a great opportunity for students to network, meet prospective employers, and measure their skills against those of their peers from other translation programs across Canada.

Program highlights

We offer credited internships in both the private and public sectors.

The translation degree is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts (iBA).

Our Master in Translation Studies is the only graduate program in Toronto and southern Ontario dedicated to the advanced study of translation. It is the only such program in Canada that does not require applicants to be proficient in both English AND French. If you have advanced skills in either English OR French and another language, you may be eligible to apply.

Program Updates

Direct entry from high school

Starting in 2017, high school students will be able to apply for admission to the School of Translation. The new OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre) code appears below.


Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
BA direct-entry: YGL
BA accelerated (second) degree: YGR
iBA bilingual: YYE
iBA trilingual: YGH