Eve-Marie Gendron-Pontbriand

Scientific writer

Eve-Marie Gendron-Pontbriand is a language specialist whose training spans both science and the humanities. During her B. Sc. (Honours) in microbiology and immunology, Eve-Marie had the opportunity to work within the McGill University Research Centre on Complex Traits, where she participated in research on the innate immune response to cytomegalovirus. At this time, she was called upon to edit and revise the publications of members of her laboratory. This opened her eyes to her affinity for scientific writing, which in turn inspired her to change her career path.

After having obtained a D.É.S.S. and a master’s degree in translation at the Université de Montréal, Eve-Marie is currently completing a doctorate in translation studies at this same university. Her dissertation focusses on Charles Darwin’s seminal work On the Origin of Species (1859), in which the famous British naturalist first delineates his theory of evolution; specifically, it analyzes the modes of metaphorical conceptualization present in the first edition of the work and its French translations. Along with her graduate studies, Eve-Marie has spent the last decade accruing extensive experience in academic publishing, having occupied the position of main editorial assistant for the prestigious journal Meta since 2012. She also has a long history of academic community engagement, namely since 2014 with VocUM, multidisciplinary colloquium on language, and ScriptUM, student journal associated with VocUM.