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‘Summer Camp’ – Meet the next generation of ISL / English Interpreters!

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CISLI had a brilliant ‘Summer Camp’ last night for upcoming interpreting students studying in the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin.

Presentations were given on:

  • being self-employed ISL / English interpreters
  • working with agencies
  • staying in the Deaf community after you graduate
  • knowing your limits – and unlocking your potential!

In the video above, you can meet five of our new interpreters-to-be waiting on their exam results… Good luck, guys! 😀

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“Palliative Care for Interpreters” – New date confirmed!


NEW DATE CONFIRMED!

Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with CISLI have confirmed a new date for the “Palliative Care for Interpreters” session, delivered by Regina McQuillan:

Sat May 26th 11am – 1pm

SLIS_IRIS offices

*Free for CISLI members*

Limited spaces! Email cislitraining@gmail.com.

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Designs Project – Workplace Interpreter Training, 22 April

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Interpreting in Workplace Settings – an exciting CISLI Training opportunity!

The Designs project team and the CISLI Training Committee present 

“Interpreting in workplace settings”

April  22nd 10am – 4pm

Centre for Deaf Studies, Leinster St South, Dublin
featuring Dr John Bosco Conama, Prof. Lorraine Leeson and Haaris Sheikh.

ISL interpreters will be provided. It’s a free event not to be missed!

This is a very limited event with only 16 places so reserve your place by emailing cislitraining@gmail.com before the 16th of April to avoid disappointment!

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CISLI General Meeting, Dublin – POSTPONED until 21st and 24th April

Dear Members,

Our proposed General Meeting in Dublin, originally announced for the 6th / 7th April, has been postponed.

The new dates are now:

  1. Saturday morning, 21st April – location: Dublin city, tbc
  2. Tuesday evening, 24th April – location: Dublin city, tbc

Please note: members do not have to attend both meetings – this is simply to facilitate as many people as possible to attend and give their views.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the upcoming CISLI Strategy, 2019-2022. We will be emailing a draft version of this document to all members very soon.

We’d appreciate letting us know at cisli.ireland@gmail.com if you can attend, and if so, which day (or both!)

 

Regards

Committee, CISLI

 

 

 

 

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A tribute to Evelyn Conroy


Photo of Evelyn ConroyWe are greatly saddened at the news of the passing of one of our founder members and long-standing colleagues in the interpreting profession, Evelyn Conroy (née Nolan).

Evelyn was a hugely talented, inspirational and energetic practitioner and trainer. She was one of the graduates of the very first university-level training course for sign language interpreters in Ireland, organised by the Irish Deaf Society, Trinity College Dublin and Bristol University, and one of the pioneers of the ISL / English interpreting profession. She was a former Chairperson of the Irish Association of Sign Language Interpreters (IASLI) and later, a member of the steering committee established in 2010 to oversee the establishment of a new professional body, which became CISLI.

A Dublin native, Evelyn relocated to Galway and with her husband Martin Conroy, established the Conroy School of ISL, which became the Centre for Sign Language Studies in 2001. CSL offered an interpreter booking service, ISL classes, and Signature Level 6 and 7 qualifications in ISL and interpreting. The ISL Interpreting agency now continues the work of CSL’s interpreter booking services, run by Evelyn’s sister Susan McCormack.

Evelyn offered CPD and training to practitioners in a wide range of topics over the years, including legal, medical and religious interpreting, translation and cultural aspects, and was a published author on sociolinguistics of signed languages. With Patrick Matthews and the Cork Deaf Association, she set up a weekend pre-interpreting course in Cork in 2002 for aspiring interpreters and other interested persons, which many current interpreters will have fond memories of attending.

Evelyn was a well-known and well-loved figure in the Deaf community, particularly in local area of Galway, and a trailblazer in the field – certainly in terms of CSL’s work in the west of Ireland. She was supportive and approachable, and a mentor to many interpreters and students. A tremendously reflective practitioner, she loved the challenge of making bold new ideas into reality. She was also a warm and funny woman who brought that warmth into everything she did. Those of us who knew her were hugely saddened to hear of her illness and inspired by her courage and energy in fighting it.

We send our sympathies to her husband Martin, her three girls, her sister Susan, her family and friends, and all who knew her.

Rest in Peace.

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Palliative Care training with CDS

The Centre for Deaf Studies in collaboration with CISLI will host a talk on ‘Palliative Care’ for interpreters, delivered by Regina Mc Quillian.

Free entry for CISLI members (join here!).

Date: Saturday March 3rd, from 11am – 1pm.

Location: Sign Language Interpreting Service, Deaf Village Ireland, Ratoath Rd, Cabra, Dublin 7

Click Here for our Facebook event page for the training.

 

 

IMG-20180209-WA0016.jpgDr Regina McQuillan is a palliative medicine consultant at St Francis Hospice and Beaumont Hospital. St Francis Hospice is the specialist palliative care service for North Dublin. The catchment population is 580,000 and last year they provided care for 1,600 people with life-limiting illnesses. Most of this care is provided in people’s homes. Regina is interested in social inclusion and providing care for disadvantaged groups and has done work to support caring for people with limited English proficiency, travellers, homeless people and also people who are deaf, or who have acquired hearing loss.

 

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