Message from the Department Head

June 2020 | "Times of crisis always come with great uncertainty and significant challenges. They also offer an opportunity to reimagine the future and make room for bold, creative and innovative ideas." 
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FHIS Statement of Support Against Racism 

Our department is committed to critically engaging with structures of inequity that affect our discipline and society at large. Read more.

Fall 2020 Courses

UBC has made the decision to offer most Winter Session Term 1 courses online. Here are some registration tips. Read more.

Re-imagining Higher Education: reflections on the transition to online course delivery

The rapid transition to online course delivery in response to COVID-19 brought a unique set of challenges and triumphs. Faculty members share their experiences and hopes for the future.

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UBC experts on what to read when you’re stuck at home — French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan edition

FHIS faculty share a diverse list of good reads.

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Professor André Lamontagne: Reflecting on 31 Years at UBC

Upon his retirement, Dr. Lamontagne reflects on his journey at FHIS since it began in 1989.

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Students contribute to public scholarship through podcasting while "physical distancing"

Despite being on different continents as a result of  COVID-19 physical distancing protocols, students in LAST 303 worked together on podcast projects.

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6 Tips to Students for Adapting to the “New Normal”

Stay on top of your academic journey and maintain a sense of well-being during this period of online course delivery.

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Liza Bolen: Storytelling Through the 5 Senses

Former PhD student Dr. Liza Bolen shares why her graduate experience at UBC surpassed her expectations, and talks about her research. 

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Camilo Monje: Breaking the Boundaries of Literary Criticism in Colombian Literature

Former PhD student Dr. Camilo Monje reveals new connections between Colombian writers. 

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FHIS Learning Centre: Online Services

Learn how you can access free tutoring and practice your conversational skills through French and Spanish language tables for the Summer 2020 term — all online!

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Hiring: Student Programs Coordinator

Are you interested in student recruitment, advising, engagement, and course/program planning? Apply for the Student Programs Coordinator position by June 21, 2020.

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Share your Alumni Story

Share your advice with students on landing your first job and growing your career.

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Alumni Book Club

Discuss books with other alumni online.

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$3,000 Bursary for French as a Second Language

Bursary for first year students looking to study French.

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