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Congratulations to our Graduate Student Research Grant Award Recipients

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies is pleased to announce that the following students have been awarded research funding: Gianluca Oluic was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for his research project entitled The Idea of Europe: The “Old Continent” perceived from the Southern Periphery. Juliette Christie […]

Call for Papers: “Italy and East Asia: Exchanges and Parallels” (Oct 11-13, 2018)

Following a successful conference and exhibition focused on Italy and China at the University of Toronto in 2016, the organizers at Stony Brook University and at the University of British Columbia are now seeking proposals for a new conference centered on Italy and East Asia to take place at Stony Brook during October 11-13, 2018. […]

Graduate Student Symposium

  Friday, April 13, 2018 9:15am – 5:15pm Buchanan Penthouse Everyone is invited to our fourth annual symposium, featuring presentations, posters, and videos of current research from MA and PhD students. PROGRAM 9:00-9:10: Coffee and Croissants 9:10-9:15: Welcome by Joël Castonguay-Bélanger (for the Department) 9:15-9:20 Opening remarks by Jon Beasley-Murray (for the Research Committee) 9:20-10:50: […]

Go Global Information Session – Exchange to Europe

Would you like to study abroad? Are you interested to know more about UBC’s partner institutions in Europe and the different program and courses they offer? Join us for an info session to learn about the Go Global application process and funding opportunities to study in France, Spain, or Italy next year. Tuesday April 17 4:00pm – 5:00pm UBC Life Building Room 1203 […]

Celebrate the Month of the Francophonie at UBC

Célébrez le mois de la Francophonie à UBC ! Vendredi le 9 mars : Iqaluit, un film de Benoît Pilon (Québec 2016) Buchanan Building  A 101, 19 :00. En partenariat avec Visions Ouest Productions. Mercredi le 14 mars : “Du Général au particulier: La race dans le triangle Canada-Québec-France, 1945 à 1970”, une conférence de […]

Be the next English teaching assistant in France!

The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is an opportunity to work in France for a seven-month period teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, more than 200 Canadian citizens and permanent residents (between the ages of 20 and 35) teach in public schools throughout Metropolitan France and its overseas regions, such […]

Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar, appointed as Peter Wall Institute Scholar for 2018-2019

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar is among the nine UBC scholars who have appointed to the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies for 2018-2019. During her tenure as a Wall Scholar, Dr. Casas Aguilar will advance two interrelated projects: she will forge ahead with the research for a new […]

Winner of the Arts Co-op Student of the Year Award for 2017 – Avril Espinosa-Malpica

The Department of French, Hispanic & Italians Studies congratulates Avril Espinosa-Malpica who is the recipient of the 2017 Arts Co-op Student of the Year award! Avril, who is  a combined major in Economics and Political Science with a minor in French,  was nominated for her impressive work as a Trade Commissioner Assistant with Global Affairs Canada Trade […]

FHIS Learning Centre Opening and Schedule (Term 2)

The FHIS Learning Centre, a free service available to all students enrolled in FHIS courses, is now open for the semester! If you would like to know more about what we do, please visit this page or email us at To schedule an appointment or view our Drop-in offerings, go here: We look forward to […]

The Francophone Movie Club is back!

January 19 Les rois mongols, a movie by Luc Picard (Québec, 2017) January 26  Back to Burgundy, a movie by Cédric Klapisch (France, 2017) March 9 Iqaluit, a movie by Benoît Pilon (Québec, 2016) March 23 Vues d’Afrique  UBC Buchanan Block A; salle  A101 The Centre de la Francophonie de UBC is a joint venture of the Department of French, […]