Department of French, Italian and Spanish
On April 15 the department hosted its annual Undegraduate Student Colloquium, designed to showcase excellence in learning, research, and creativity among students of language, literature, and cultures. It featured our best students presenting topics related to their program. Drawing on diverse accomplishments of students from various courses and disciplines, the colloquium gave students the opportunity to present their work in their language of study, allowing for an open and engaging discussion across literatures, methods, and areas of study. The colloquium helps underline the value of intellectual work done in French, Italian and Spanish at the university. The colloquium was organized by Dr. Marie-Andrée Bergeron. Please click here to see the program.
We are delighted to announce that Víctor Bedoya, a doctoral student of Spanish, has received the 2015/16 Graduate Assistant Excellence Award from the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA).
Every year, GSA presents this award to a graduate assistant who has gone above and beyond contract terms to enhance teaching, learning and/or research. Victor boasts an extreme variety of successful experiences, including: assistant for the Group Study Program to Tours, France; laboratory and tutorial assistant for numerous Spanish courses; assistant for the Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists; organizer of the YRC @ YYC graduate conference; Spanish curriculum development; monitor for French and Spanish at the Writing Centre; and volunteer at the Instituto Cervantes and the Language Research Centre. More ...
We are awaiting with anticipation the launch of this integrated program at the MA and PhD level, comprising the three existing specializations in French, German and Spanish, with the addition of two streams—Applied Linguistics and Transcultural Studies.
It will offer an innovative response to the demand for inter- and transcultural knowledge and competence in the global community. The program advances a set of critical skills that serve to develop the understanding of language and culture, applicable beyond the parameters of the academic context. We will provide students with a curriculum that, in all its nuances, invites cross-cultural initiatives, while at the same time cultivating language proficiency and deeper investigation in one target area. Please click here for complete information.
Spend your days studying Italian language, civilization, and modernization at the University of Perugia, founded in 1308. Step back in time at one of Perugia’s traditional coffee shops, peruse the medieval paths and discover its piazzas. Participants in the Italian Language and Culture in Perugia Group Study Program will also receive the full Italian experience in charismatic cities such as Assisi, Bologna, Florence and Rome. Enjoy traditional Italian hospitality while staying in accommodations at the University of Perugia, in the heart of the city and within walking distance of main attractions and the University itself. With history, archaeology, music, art, business and linguistics overflowing on the streets of Perugia, we strongly encourage those with unique backgrounds to apply and experience Italy. Participating students are encouraged to apply for the Italian Study Abroad Award and for the scholarship offered through the Italian Consulate in Vancouver. To see the poster, please click here.