Monica Ruiz

Modern Languages and Literatures

Monica Ruiz Title: Instructor III of Spanish Studies
Office: 3C40
Building: Centennial Hall
Phone: 204-786-9476


Prof. Monica Ruiz earned her Master's Degree in Hispanic Literature and Culture in 2005 from the University of Alberta, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Her thesis was a literary translation into English of El albergue de las mujeres tristes by Chilean author Marcela Serrano, under the supervision of Dr. Robert Thornberry. Prof. Ruiz has been teaching the Spanish language at the University of Winnipeg since 1996, first with the Department of Continuing Education and then with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, when the Spanish program first began. In 2010, she was invited to join the faculty with a continuing appointment. Prof. Ruiz is an Accredited Interpreter, a Certified Translator and a Conference Interpreter. She was an official conference interpreter for the Pan American Games in 1999. She is a Certified Member of the Association of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of Manitoba (ATIM) as well as its Director of Certification. 

In 1998, Prof. Rodriguez translated the book Retinosis Pigmentaria: Experiencia Cubana by Cuban author Dr. Orfilio Palaez Molina. 

She lives in Headingly with her husband, Dr. Brent Anderson, and their twin sons Reese and Dylan. Prof. Ruiz also has two older sons, John and Jeremy Marshall. Prof. Ruiz and her family return to her native Chile every year. 

Teaching Areas: Spanish language; translation and interpretation.

  • Introductory Spanish (SPAN-1001)
  • Intermediate Spanish (SPAN-2001)
  • Intermediate Written Expression (SPAN-2110)
  • Hispanic American Short Story (SPAN-2181)

Research Interests:
Literary translation; conference interpretation; consecutive interpretation; translation.

Pelaez Molina, Orfilio. Retinosis Pigmentaria: Experiencia Cubana. Havana, Cuba, 1998. (Spanish to English translation)