Working with MCIS using Interpreter Intelligence

by: Vendor Management Dear MCIS Interpreter, On July 1st, MCIS launched Interpreter Intelligence (II), an exciting new Interpreter Management System (IMS). This change came after a long period of research and discussion by MCIS’ Senior Management on industry trends, feedback from our customers and business needs. II has been implemented to ensure an efficient and productive freelance working experience for all our language professionals. In this blog post, we have simplified the functionalities of II…

Zdra-vstvuy-te, Let’s Talk Russian on Russian language Day

By Victoria Radvan, Training Content Developer If you have been following our blog for some time now, you likely already know that to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as an equal use of their six official languages, the United Nations established UN Language Days. On June 6th, the world celebrates UN Russian Language Day. Currently, there are about 155 million native Russian speakers in the world. Russian is an official language in Belarus,…

Breaking down Chinese on Chinese Language Day

By: Hongyan (Jack) Xu – Marketing Manager & Conference Interpreter In 2010, the United Nations declared “Language Days at the United Nations”, to celebrate official languages used at the UN. April 20th was declared Chinese Language Day, a date taken from the Chinese lunar calendar called “Guyu”, or the “Rain of Grains”. Legend has it, a man named Cangjie on this day invented the first written Chinese characters based on animal tracks. His wisdom moved…

Becoming Storytellers for the Day: Recapping #StoriesofUs

By Sanah Matadar, Social Media Coordinator In early March MCIS partnered with the Department of Imaginary Affairs (DIA) to host newcomer interpreters and translators for the Stories of Us workshop. The goal of the workshop was three-fold: 1) Empower newcomers by providing them with an open space to share their stories. Allowing them them to do so should help participants feel that, as Canadian citizens, they have a voice 2) Create resource books from the…

Why MCIS became involved with the Stories of Us workshop

By Sanah Matadar, Social Media Coordinator & Sarah Haque, Board Administration and Communication Coordinator On Saturday, March 2nd, in collaboration with the Department of Imaginary Affairs (DIA), MCIS Language Solutions will co-host the Stories of Us workshop. The morning event will provide newcomers in the language industry, specifically translators and interpreters, an opportunity to share their personal stories of resettlement in Canada. The workshop is not simply about sharing stories, but sharing stories the authors’…