All posts by Kasia Mastek

Youth Summer Program a Success!

The Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies Program recently launched the 1st Youth Summer Program, designed to immerse high school students, aged 14-18, in the Portuguese-speaking world. This innovative community initiative was a great success. Get a sneak peek and read all about it on the Portuguese Canadian History Project website. Click here.

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] […]