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FHIS welcomes new colleagues

The Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies extends a warm welcome to several new faculty members who will be joining our community this academic year: Dr. Vincent Gélinas-Lemaire, Assistant Professor of French (20th/21st-century French literature and culture) Dr. Tamara Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Spanish (Mexican literature and culture) Dr. Ramón Antonio Victoriano-Martínez, Assistant Professor […]

Xana Menéndez Prendes awarded the 2019 Affiliated Fellowship

Congratulations to Xana Menéndez Prendes, PhD student in Hispanic Studies, for receiving the 2019 Affiliated Fellowship for her research project titled The Last Great Hero: The Myth of the Spanish Miner in Visual Media. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or […]

Astghik Hairapetian: Law School Student

BA - Double Major in Spanish and International Relations (2017)

Studying Abroad: Serena Huang reflects on her time in Lyon, France

Ever consider studying abroad? Serena Huang shares about her experiences in Lyon, France for a Go Global Seminar. "Traveling helps you learn the language in context. You meet native speakers and get to see how your language skills are relevant in real life—not just in the classroom..."

Digging ‘mining literature’ out of forgetfulness: a significant yet overlooked topic in Latin American literature

Juan Felipe Hernandez - PhD Student in Hispanic Studies

FHIS offices will be relocated starting July 13, 2019

As Buchanan Tower undergoes renovations, the FHIS administrative and faculty offices, along with the FHIS Learning Centre, will be temporarily relocated to the Ponderosa Annex starting July 13, 2019, carrying on until the summer of 2020. Ponderosa Annex E (PONE) 2034 Lower Mall V6T 1Z2 (Map) Ponderosa Annex G (PONG) 2044 Lower Mall V6T 1Z2 […]

Message from the Department Head

July 2019 The last shelves have been cleared of their books, pictures have been taken down from the walls, computer screens are now covered with sheets of bubble wrap and packing paper … The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies is ready to move out of Buchanan Tower to let the renovations begin for […]

Go Global students connect with FHIS PhD graduate in Ecuador

June 12, 2019 — Dr. Jorge Izquierdo, former PhD graduate from UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS), gave a guest lecture to UBC students participating in the “Go Global” Summer Intensive Spanish Language Program at Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) in Ecuador. Dr. Jorge Izquierdo graduated in May 2018 with a PhD […]

“Best Essay” awarded to two FHIS students by the Canadian Association of Hispanists

Two UBC students from the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies were awarded “Best Essay” by the Canadian Association of Hispanists (Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas) at their annual conference on June 7th, 2019. Best Graduate Essay: Second time winner, Jennifer Nagtegaal, received the Premio de la Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos al mejor ensayo […]

Summary: Research Activity 2018-2019

Summary of research activity by faculty and graduate students at UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Faculty: Graduate Students: