Nigel Howard (sign language interpreter)
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Nigel Howard is an Canadian American Sign Language ASL interpreting and American Sign Language based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is an interpreter for the United Nations and the Government of British Columbia. Howard came into public attention when he became the ASL interpreting for British Columbia televised COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia. He serves as the treasurer of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters. He also teaches at Douglas College as an instructor in the Program of Sign Language Interpretation, University of Victoria where he is a professor in the Department of Linguistics, and University of British Columbia where he is an adjunct professor in the Department of Linguistics.
BC COVID-19 Updates
Howard was the ASL interpreting for most of British Columbia televised COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia, from his first appearance on March 16th, 2020 to September 8th, 2020. After September 8th, 2020 Howard returned to teaching but made occasional appearances.
- Scott, Sheila (March 24, 2020). "'It has been interesting': Meet the B.C. sign language interpreter attracting attention across the country". British Columbia.
- "Beloved sign-language interpreter Nigel Howard paves way as instructor of first ASL class at UBC". PrinceGeorgeMatters.com.
- "BC's Iconic Interpreter Nigel Howard Will Teach The First-Ever ASL Program At UBC". www.narcity.com. August 31, 2020.
- Mackie, John. "Sign-language interpreter takes it to next level, gains following during crisis". Times Colonist.
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