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Our Planet, Our Responsibility

The Global Climate Strike: “Our Planet, Our Responsibility” On September 27th 2019, I attended the Global Climate Strike in downtown Toronto. This is one of the largest anti-climate change rallies to take place not only in North America, but around the world. This year, 7.6 million people worldwide participated to advocate for the environment and encourage people […]

Creation Sounds NEW book by Professor Maria Figueredo - now available in paperback

NOW in paperback! This book considers the role of music in multi-mediated formats that privilege the performative elements of meaning production. By examining innovations by Latin American writers, the intertextual relationships between the historical weight of influential voices are juxtaposed with twenty-first-century acts of writing. The reception of texts mixes a plethora of voices, meta-histories […]

Día de Muertos - On October 28, 2019, an Ofrenda was assembled by the Spanish Program, led by Professor Shanna Lino and her students in Spanish 3000.

Día de Muertos Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an ancient Mexican tradition, usually observed on November 1, which honours the deceased in cheerful celebration. Typically, family and friends gather to remember those who have died in order to help support their spiritual journey. This holiday has been recognized as an example of […]

Literature and Music in Spanish America: Dialogues

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Professor Maria Figueredo launched a series of workshops and lectures entitled “Literature and Music in Spanish America: Dialogues.” The series was a collaboration between Dr. Figueredo and her AP/SP 4650 (Music and Literature in Latin America) students, and was sponsored by the Spanish Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures […]

Literature and Music in Spanish America: Dialogues

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Professor Maria Figueredo launched a series of workshops and lectures entitled “Literature and Music in Spanish America: Dialogues.” The series was a collaboration between Dr. Figueredo and her AP/SP 4650 (Music and Literature in Latin America) students, and was sponsored by the Spanish Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures […]

Spanish Program students visit the Art Gallery of York University

Beyond the Classroom In the Fall semester 2018, students from different levels in the Spanish Program visited the Art Galley of York University and experienced first-hand the art exhibit “Braided Roots / Trenzando Raices” by Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero. Felicia Adessi, a first-year student minoring in Spanish, wrote the following article for the Phoenix, the newspaper published by […]

Catherine Sawyer (Honours B.A. in Spanish 2018) and Professor Emiro Martínez-Osorio write prologue to new edition of Lo Amador.

Catherine Sawyer (Honours B.A. in Spanish 2018) and professor Emiro Martínez-Osorio wrote the prologue to the digital edition of Lo Amador included in the Biblioteca Básica de Cultura Colombiana by the Colombian National Library. Lo Amador is a collection of short stories by Roberto Burgos Cantor (1948 – 2018), winner of the José María Arguedas […]

The Spanish Program's Professor Michol Hoffman receives SSHRC funding

Professor Michol Hoffman is among the twenty-six York U researchers to receive SSHRC funding. The $153,660.00 grant, awarded through the Insight Development Grants and Insight Grants Competition, will support York University research that improves the quality of life of Canadians and advances knowledge at the national and international levels. Prof. Hoffman leads a research team […]

Professor Maria Figueredo wins 2016 President's University-wide Teaching Awards (Full-Time Faculty Category)

This prestigious award is a well-deserved and important recognition of Maria's passion as a teacher and mentor. Her teaching strategies foster intellectual growth and challenge students to achieve a higher level of critical thought and analytical writing. In DLLL and at York University in general, Maria has spearheaded several co-curricular activities, including the arrangement of […]