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Killam Teaching Prize recipient Brianne Orr-Álvarez shares best practices and memorable moments

Dr. Brianne Orr-Álvarez, Lecturer of Spanish and Director of the FHIS Learning Centre, received the prestigious 2018 Killam Teaching Prize in recognition of excellence in teaching. Here, she reflects on the most memorable moments of her teaching career and the lessons she has learned along the way.   “I thank my lucky stars every day that I had the […]

New partnership brings original documents from the French Revolution to UBC

By Celine Diaz on November 13, 2018   Vancouver, BC — Students, researchers and members of the wider community will now have access to newly acquired original pamphlets from the French Revolution through the University of British Columbia, thanks to a partnership between the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) and UBC Library. Public lectures, exhibits, […]

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, around 200 positions are offered to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (aged between 20 and 35) to teach in public schools throughout metropolitan France and its overseas […]

Guacamole for Justice: Free Cooking Class

  Friday, November 16 | 4:30-6:30 pm @ NEST #2311 “Guacamole for Justice” is an interactive cooking class and discussion about the marginalization, isolation and exploitation often faced by Latin American migrant workers in BC and Canada. In addition to learning delicious recipes, you will learn how to think critically about where your produce comes from and […]

Assistant Professor Patrick Moran Receives Hampton Research Grant

Dr. Patrick Moran, Assistant Professor in the Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies has been awarded a two-year Hampton Fund Research Grant in the Social Sciences and Humanities Established Scholar Award in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000). This grant will support his project entitled “Poetics of Genre in Medieval French Literature: a […]

The Ximena Osegueda Prize 2017

The Ximena Osegueda Prize is awarded every year to graduate students in French, Hispanic, and Linguistic Studies who have been selected for the best essay in a graduate seminar. Congratulations to our following graduate students for receiving the Ximena Osegueda Prize 2017: Vanessa Archambault: Best Graduate Essay in Linguistics Livre II — Fable XI Le […]

New Publication: Special Issue of the Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana (July 2018) co-edited by Dr. Kim Beauchesne

This special issue of the Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, co-edited by Kim Beauchesne, Koichi Hagimoto, and Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger, provides a wide array of perspectives on the varied representations of Asia in Latin American literature and culture from the colonial times until today, with an emphasis on the multifaceted connections between both regions. Its relevance […]

Week of the Italian Language in the World: October 15-21, 2018

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the Italian cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October. It focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural  programme to promote the diffusion of the Italian language. The 18th edition of the […]

Study Abroad | Summer 2019

Always dreamed of studying abroad? Earn course credits while studying in Italy, Ecuador, or Quebec next year. Attend one of our Information Sessions in October or November! Study in Venice, Italy Course: ITAL 101 (3 credits) Instructor: Dr. Luisa Canuto Dates: June 9-29, 2019 Application Deadline: December 6, 2018 Information Sessions:  November 1, 2018 – 1:00pm […]

FHIS Research Seminar, Winter 2018, Term 1: Schedule

Wednesdays 3:00-4:30pm FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799) Coffee and Snacks will be served   September 12: Grants in Theory and in Practice with Dr. Kim Beauchesne, Dr. Nancy Frelick, Jennifer Nagtegaal and Karen O’Regan Review of grant applications with Graduate Students If you are a graduate student interested in getting feedback on one of your grant […]