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Sarah Lopex and Dean SingerSarah Lopes, a student in the Spanish and Portuguese Studies programs, won the 2012-2013 LA&PS Outstanding Student Leadership Award . This award honours student leaders in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for their exceptional contributions to an undergraduate student association in the Faculty. It recognizes outstanding achievement in enhancing the quality of the undergraduate student experience through leadership, commitment and innovation. Congratulations Sarah!


Katy Shum and Dean SingerKaty Shum, a student in the Linguistics program, won the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence for Second Year Students. The Dean's Awards for Academic Excellence are awarded to the students with the highest sessional grade point average based on a course load of at least 30 credits in each of all four years in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Congratulations Katy!



Sheila Embleton

Distinguished Research Professor Sheila Embleton has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, created to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne.

Recipients are recognized for their dedicated service to their peers, their community, and our nation. Sheila's citation refers to her significant contributions via Mitacs and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. The medal was presented at an awards reception in Ottawa on November 28, 2012.

Congratulations to our colleague Professor John Picchione (Italian Studies) on the publication of a co-authored volume:

Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature, Ideology and the Avant-Garde ed. by Paolo Chirumbolo and John Picchione, Legenda-Maney Publishing, London, 2013.

For more information about the book visit:www.legendabooks.com

Congratulations to Dr. John Picchione (Italian Studies) for publishing a new monograph

The title of his new book is From Modernism to Postmodernism: Theoretical Reflections and Literary Practices. Dal modernismo al postmodernismo: riflessioni teoriche e pratiche della scrittura Macerata: Edizioni Universita' di Macerata, 2012.

Dr. Maria Figueredo (Spanish Program) was interviewed on CHHA 1610 AM

Dr. Maria Figueredo (Spanish Program) was interviewed about her research on the connections between Uruguayan literature and music on the Radio Program, "Turismo Literario", hosted by Marzena Walkowiak and Susana Ventura at Radio Voces Latinas - CHHA 1610 AM, on Thursday, November 29 (7-8PM), with Raul Agosto, director of Grupo Ibiray, Toronto-Uruguay, and poet Rafael Rodriguez. Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Walid El Khachab, Assistant Professor, DLLL/Arabic, has been nominated for the Capital Educators Award, University of Ottawa.

Dr. Khatereh Sheibani of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguisitcs was interviewed in the Persian magazine Shahrvand Toronto, about the Persian courses at York University. Read More

Dr. Sheibani was also interviewed by the New York Times in December in an article on Iranian Cinema, and in reference to her book, The Poetics of Iranian Cinema: Aesthetics, Modernity and Film After the Revolution. Read More

Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Sheila Embleton receives York International Faculty Award

Dr. Sheila Embleton, Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, was recipient of the 2010-11 York International Award on March 23, 2011.

Professor Embleton was nominated by York Vice-President Academic & Provost Patrick Monahan for her leadership in being "a strong proponent for internationalization" and for providing a "broad and deep foundation on which we can build." Read More