Patrick Boudreault

The Future of Interpreting: Owning the Process

Patrick BoudreaultPatrick 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 ( 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, 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. 

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