Message from the Department Head
July 2022 | "It has been another strong year of accomplishments for our department. I can’t emphasize enough the crucial role played by all the students, faculty and staff." Read more.
Recognizing Student Volunteers of 2021-2022
Students share how volunteering has enhanced their university experience.
Farewell Message from Stéphanie Palisse
After 13 years at FHIS, Dr. Stéphanie Palisse reflects on memorable moments at UBC.
Recommended Reads for Summer 2022
Pick your favourite park bench, soak up the sun and get lost in novels that were originally published in French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese!
Why Specialize in Romance Studies
Discover what makes the new major, minor and honours in Romance Studies unique and what you will gain from it.
Advice for Academic Success from Student Award Recipients in the Graduating Class of 2022
Tips to succeed in language, literature and culture courses.
5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Portuguese Studies
Dr. Andrea Roca and Pedro Dos Santos share why you should consider pursuing Portuguese Studies.
A Day in the Life of a FHIS Learning Centre Tutor
Miguel Cruz provides a glimpse into a day in the life of a peer tutor at the Learning Centre.
Italian Experiential and Community Engaged Learning Blog
View EXCEL projects of students of Italian in this brand new blog.
Afro-Latin Dance Class: Event Highlight
Attendees learned the basic dance moves of salsa, bachata, reggaetón and merengue.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Rodolfo Ortiz
Dr. Rodolfo Ortiz shares about his research on Andean magazines of the 20th century.
Recently Defended Theses
View the successfully defended theses of MA and PhD students of French or Hispanic Studies.
Graduate Student Poetry Collection
Enjoy this collection of poetry written by graduate students in French and Spanish.
Bilingual Legacies: Father Figures in Self-Writing from Barcelona
Dr. Anna Casas Aguilar talks about the inspiration behind her forthcoming book.
Official Launch of « Atlas sonore des variétés de français au Canada »
Explore different varieties of French across Canada through this visual and auditive map.
Killam Faculty Research Fellowship and Jean Monnet Fellowship
Learn about Dr. Gaoheng Zhang's book project on cultural debates between Western Europe, China, and East Africa.
Hiring Student Research Assistants (French)
Are you a current UBC student interested in gaining expertise in sociolinguistics? Examine the variety of French spoken by youth in Vancouver as a RA.
Call for Papers: Congress of the International Courtly Society
Submit a paper on the topic of "redefining courtliness" by September 1, 2022.
Centre de la Francophonie: Upcoming Initiatives
Sylvia Bascou-Vallarino Receives Killam Teaching Prize
Maria Carbonetti Receives Public Engagement Award
Alumni Spotlight: Pooja Booluck-Miller, Assistant Professor of French
Advice for a career in academia.
Alumni Book Club
Discuss books with other alumni online.
Share Your Alumni Story
Share your advice with students on landing your first job and growing your career.
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