CEO of translation company Lexcelera receives STIBC Award
Paris, January 31st, 2016 – Lori Thicke has been awarded the STIBC award “for her dedication to the profession and for inspiring all translators and interpreters to work toward a higher goal globally.”
Lori is the CEO and founder of translation company Lexcelera. She also co-founded Traducteurs sans frontières in 1993 with Lexcelera co-owner Ros Smith-Thomas. In 2010, Lori went on to found Translators without Borders which is today the world’s largest translation charity.
« Lori serves on the board of Translators without Borders, which has contributed immensely to the well-being of humanity through various translation-related projects (Translators without Borders Translation Workspace; 100 x 100: The Most Important Medical Articles Translated for the Entire World; the Health Education and Training (HEAT) project for Sub-Saharan Africa; and the Translators without Borders Kenyan Translation Center) » –STIBC
Recent crisis translations provided by Translators without Borders have included:
- Pashto, Dari and Arabic for the refugee crisis in Europe;
- Nepali after the earthquake in Nepal;
- Tagalog, Cebuano and Waray-Waray after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines;
- Hausa, Krio and Temne during the Ebola outbreak.
Translators without Borders has also established a translator training centre in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to projects such as translating Wikipedia health information into local languages, and translating storybooks for African schoolchildren, the centre has trained over 100 African language translators
View Lori’s acceptance speech on YouTube.
About the STIBC Award
The Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC) was incorporated in 1981. It is a non-profit professional association and an affiliate of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC), the umbrella organization for the associations of translators and interpreters in:
- British Columbia
- Alberta (ATIA)
- Saskatchewan (ATIS)
- Manitoba (ATIM)
- Ontario (ATIO)
- New Brunswick (CTINB)
- Nova Scotia (ATINS)
- Nunavut (Nunattinni Katujjiqatigiit Tusaajinut).
CTTIC is a member of the International Federation of Translators (FIT), an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists with more than 100 professional affiliated associations and representing over 80,000 translators in 55 countries.