Glendon welcomes faculty member focused on translation studies

More than 100 translation students representing universities in four provinces are heading to Toronto this week to test their skills during the 14th annual Translation Games, being held for the first time this year at York University’s Glendon Campus.

This story is published in YFile’s New Faces feature issue 2023. Every September, YFile introduces and welcomes those joining the York University community, and those with new appointments.

Valérie Florentin joins Glendon College this fall as a new, full-time faculty member.

“Valérie has been a Glendon colleague for many years, one who has dedicated much time, energy and creativity to the Translation Program, and to other courses as well. I must also stress the fact that Valérie was one of the colleagues who helped the Glendon community embrace technology-supported pedagogy during the pandemic. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Valérie Florentin as our newest sssistant professor. Bienvenue à bord, Valérie,” says Marco Fiola, Glendon principal.

Valerie Florentin
Valerie Florentin

Valérie Florentin
Valérie Florentin (MA Laval, PhD Montreal) is an assistant professor in the School of Translation and the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies at Glendon College. A certified translator, Florentin is part of a number of research groups whose main interests converge around pedagogy as a means to promote social justice. Florentin’s expertise focuses on cultural aspects of translation in audiovisual settings and games. Prior to joining York University as course director in 2017, Florentin taught a wide range of courses in the Translation Program at the University of Hearst.