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Congratulations Michael Burak

Esteemed alumni of the School receives prestigious Faculty of Arts award

Esteemed alumni Michael Burak receives prestigious Faculty of Arts award at Celebration of Excellence 2018

Once a year the Faculty of Arts honours a few of its best and brightest teachers, researchers, staff members, champions of internationalization and outstanding alumni at the Faculty of Arts Awards and Celebration of Excellence. This year's annual awards ceremony was held on Thursday, May 3rd in the EEEL Building, located on the main University of Calgary campus.

Winner of one of the Celebrated Alumni Awards was Michael Burak. 

Burak graduated from the Faculty of Arts in 2012 with two BA’s in Linguistics and Languages and Spanish, respectively.

During his time on campus he founded the University of Calgary Translation Association which became the inspiration for the successful business he runs today.


Dean Richard Sigurdson, left, Valerie Pruegger, director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure, Michael Burak, founder and CEO of Languages in Motion Ltd, and Michael Sclafani, associate vice-president, Alumni Engagement and Partnerships. Photo by Debby Herold, Faculty of Arts


Burak is founder and CEO of Languages in Motion Ltd, a company dedicated to providing certified translators and interpreters for individuals, small-medium size businesses and large corporations, with the ability to provide service in 65 languages.

Please join us in congratulating Michael Burak. Thank you Michael for being such an outstanding ambassador of the School.