The Future of Interpreting: Owning the Process
Patrick Boudreault grew up in a quadrilingual and bilingual community in Quebec. He is a native signer of Langue des Signes Québécoise and American Sign Language, and is fluent in written French and English.
Dr. Boudreault is currently a visiting professor with Graduate Studies and Research at Gallaudet University. He serves as co-principal investigator with Dr. Christina Palmer of the University of California, Los Angeles on a grant from the National Cancer Institute on implementing online cancer genetics education in ASL to increase the Deaf community's access to culturally and linguistically appropriate materials (www.deafgeneticsproject.org). He is also co-editor with Dr. Genie Gertz, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gallaudet University, of the upcoming Deaf Studies Encyclopedia. He founded CommunicaSigne, a sign language consulting and interpreting service in Canada, which contributed to the expansion of bilingual signed language and translation services in ASL/LSQ. He also co-founded in 2011 www.linguabee.com, an innovative sign language interpreting service based on community self-determination. He enjoys travel around the world and meeting people, and is an avid mountain biker.
Dr. Boudreault earned his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg in 2006; a M.Sc. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University, Montreal; and a B.A. in Linguistics from Université du Québec à Montréal.