Spanish for Community Translation Team 2018, with Dr. Mackenzie (UBC) and Adriana Bártoli (Paddlers Abreast Canada and the Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Network)

Spanish for Community is looking for 2-3 students to help with translating a 34-page document for Paddlers Abreast Canada and the Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Network. The translated materials serve to help women survivors of breast cancer, after surgery and beyond, to improve their quality of life and physical, emotional and mental health.

Student translators will receive:

  • Basic training in translation
  • A letter confirming their volunteer hours by Spanish for Community and Paddlers Abreast Canada
  • The opportunity to be featured on the Spanish for Community website and contribute to the blog

For students who are interested in pursuing a career in translation, this type of work can be featured in their translation portfolio, which is required for eventual membership in the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC).

Requirements: Students must be native speakers of Spanish, or heritage speakers with near-native fluency. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

Application: If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Dr. Maria Carbonetti at