All posts by Kasia Mastek

Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies announces new student award

Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies at York University has partnered with Academia do Bacalhau de Toronto to offer a new student award. With the sponsorship of Academia do Bacalhau de Toronto, the Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies Entrance Award was created and aims at supporting incoming first-year students at York University who declare Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies either as […]

Dark Stones: The Azorean Spirit Award

The program of Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies is pleased to announce that Natasha Ferreira is this year’s recipient of the “Dark Stones: The Azorean Spirit Award.” Natasha Ferreira, a recent graduate, holds a Major in Humanities and an Honours Minor in Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies. This award is sponsored by Banco Santander Totta (Toronto Rep. […]

Volunteer Opportunities for Portuguese-speaking Students on Campus

The program of Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian (PORL) Studies seeks Portuguese-speaking volunteers to assist in Portuguese language courses (POR1000, POR2000 and POR3000) on York’s Keele campus: • POR 1000 – Elementary Portuguese: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm • POR 2000 – Intermediate Portuguese: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm • POR 3000 – Advanced Portuguese: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm […]

Two New Community Partners

The program of Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies is pleased to announce our two new community partners: The Portuguese Canadian History Project and the Milenio Stadium Newspaper.  Our community partners play a crucial role in offering immersion opportunities for our students as well as insights on the professional activities of a vast Portuguese-speaking community.  Through this […]

New Book by Professor Maria João Dodman

Professor Maria João Dodman has published a creative book of short narratives that explore the notion of hybrid identity, of living between worlds and the (re) invention of an tenth Island, a narrative theme commonly found in immigrant communities from the region of the Azores, Portugal.   AndarIlha.  Viagens de um hífen [Wanderer.  Voyages of a Hyphen] […]

The program of Portuguese & Luso-Brasilian Studies is pleased to announce that Christian Araujo has been awarded the inaugural Portuguese Gives You Wings award, sponsored by Azores Airlines.

This award aims at recognizing academic excellence in an Elementary Portuguese language class (POR1000). Christian excelled in Portuguese 1000 earning a final grade of A+.  He will receive a free trip to the beautiful region of the Azores, Portugal, courtesy of Azores Airlines.   Christian is currently completing a degree in Political Science and he […]