Deborah McPhedran, B.Sc., Certified Translator
Science and Technology Translator - French to English


French to English accreditation by:
American Translators Association (ATA)
Association of Translators & Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO)

Graduate studies in geology, Laval University,  Quebec City,  Quebec, 1991 - 1993
Used S.E.M., X.R.D., D.T.A. and chemical techniques to research concrete pathology.
Published: Bérubé, M.-A., Frenette, J., Landry, M., McPhedran, D., Pednault, A., Ouellet, S., 1994. Évaluation du potentiel résiduel de réaction et d'expansion du béton atteint de réactivité alcalis-silice, Projet R-2, Hydro-Québec et l'Université Laval, 151 p.

Bachelor of Science (Geology, Hons.), Queen's University,  Kingston, Ontario, 1990
Electives: computer science, statistics, economics, literature

Geotechnical Technologist Diploma, Fleming College, Lindsay, Ontario, 1987
Included: laboratory testing, heavy equipment, drilling and blasting, cartography, agriculture


Consulting Geologist,  Golder Associates Ltd., Whitby, Ontario, 1994 - 1996  (Ottawa 1987 - 1988)
Responsible for technical reporting and management of construction and materials science projects. Co-authored several papers pertaining to evaluation of mineral aggregate.
Laboratory Demonstrator, Dept. of Geology, Laval University, Quebec, Quebec, 1991 - 1993
Instruction provided in French. Taught the fundamental concepts and skills of geology and engineering geology, in both the field and the laboratory. Critiqued and modified course notes, prepared teaching and examination materials, and evaluated student work.