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FHIS Undergraduate Forum 2019 Winners

On April 5th, 2019, members of UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies gathered to participate in the first ever FHIS Undergraduate Forum. Undergraduate students showcased their research projects, portfolios, and FHIS-related experiences in poster format, shedding light on exciting activities taking place in our classrooms and beyond. The presentations were so impressive that […]

Kathryn Houston receives the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program Award

Congratulations to Kathryn Houston, MA student in Hispanic Studies, who has received the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program (CGS M) award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for her Chicano project titled Belonging to Both Cultures: “The People of the Paper”. The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are […]

Dr. María Carbonetti receives the 2019 Killam Teaching Prize

Congratulations to Dr. María Carbonetti for receiving the 2019 Killam Teaching Prize, which is awarded annually to faculty members nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of teaching excellence. During her 18 years of teaching at UBC, Dr. Carbonetti’s exemplary teaching skills and dedication have been recognized by undergraduate students, teaching assistants, and many […]

UBC Study Abroad – Ecuador 2019

  On May 1st, 2019, 24 undergraduate students from the University of British Columbia will be heading to Quito, Ecuador to study six credits of Spanish language and culture with UBC Profesora Stephanie Spacciante. For two months, students will be studying at la Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), while living with warm and friendly homestays. […]

National Essay Contest winners receive scholarships to UBC’s French program

Congratulations to Fiona Chen (Les bienfaits d’une “éco”le) and Caitlyn Li (Ma contribution pour le bien-être des étudiants) for winning the National Essay Contest and receiving $1,000 towards further language studies at UBC. This is the first year UBC’s Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies (FHIS) has participated in the National Essay Contest. The […]

Call for Posters: Assessment in Language Contexts, Congress 2019

We are accepting poster proposals that schematize how to design, carry out, and evaluate the effectiveness of assessment in varied language contexts. The poster session will take place on June 5, 2019, as part of an interactive workshop on Assessment in Language Contexts organized by FHIS, CENES, and Asian Studies. This workshop is part of […]

New issue of “Quaderni di Studi Indo-Mediterranei” edited by Daniela Boccassini

Why «Oikosophia», and what does this new and yet archaic word mean? Sophia in Greek means Wisdom, a knowing, or intelligence, which once used to be called “of the heart”: that is to say, an inherently relational, inborn way of being in unison with the totality of the living world, rather than the analytical approach […]

Message from the Department Head

February 2019 Welcome to the first edition of our departmental newsletter! We are excited to share the activities of the faculty, students, and alumni of the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies.   As Department Head, one of my primary goals has been to foster a culture where thinking, teaching and learning are highly […]

Beyond the classroom: peer-guided support for students learning French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Emily Beatty, Coordinator at the FHIS Learning Centre, shares about the benefits of getting involved in the FHIS community beyond the classroom and what the Learning Centre can do for you. “The most rewarding part of my role as a tutor and coordinator at the Learning Centre is the satisfaction of helping other students improve […]

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

The mining industry has played a significant role in Latin America, yet few scholars have paid much attention to its appearance in literature. Juan Felipe Hernandez, PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies, plans to change that. Here, he reflects on why he pursued graduate school and describes his latest research on Latin American mining literature in […]