We are pleased to have Prof. Sherry Simon as the Chair Professor of our inaugural Translation Research Summer School. Sherry Simon holds a PhD from Université de Montréal and is currently a full-time professor in the Department of French Studies at Concordia University. She is a prolific academic in the field of translation studies. Her research focuses on the literary and socio-historical analysis of the mechanisms at play in translation as well as the cultural contact present in the literature of Canada and its multilingual practices. Her publications include Cities in Translation. Intersections of Language and Memory (2012), Translating Montreal: Episodes in the Life of a Divided City (2006), Gender in Translation. Cultural Identity and the Politics of Transmission (1996), and Le Trafic des langues: traduction et culture dans la littérature québécoise (1994). Besides publishing numerous books, Sherry Simon also publishes frequently in magazines and journals. She is also regularly invited professor in universities from all over the world.