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Van Deusen's book feature in the Translation of the Month on the Feminae

2021 Access to Language Education Award recipients

Claudia Kost and Crystal Sawatzky who just received the 2021 Access to Language Education Award

Meet the new ASL student group

Meet the NEW ASL student group! They have weekly ASL meetings! Join now and start chatting and practicing in ASL

Congratulations to Eva Glancy

Congratulations to Eva Glancy recipient of the 2021 Alumni Horizon Award

In the Footsteps of Enayat al-Zayyat

Iman Mersal (Arts) discusses her award-winning book on the life of an Egyptian poet.

Congratulations our 2021 Faculty of Arts Awards recipients

Tribute to Dr. Anne Malena on her Retirement

Iman Mersal Wins 2021 Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Congratulations to faculty member Iman Mersal (Modern Languages & Cultural Studies) for winning the 2021 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the "literature" category! Her 2019 work of creative nonfiction, Fee Athar Enayat Al Zayyat (In the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayyat), explores the life of Egyptian writer Enayat al-Zayyat. The piece illuminates the challenges of writing while female, of attitudes toward mental health, and life in mid-20th-century Egypt.

Sofia Monzón Rodriguez recipient of the People's Choice award 2021

Sofia Monzón, PhD Transnational and Comparative Literatures, tied to win the People's Choice award for the Images of Research competition.

Dr. Bohdan Medwidsky

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the founder and benefactor of the Kule Folklore Centre and the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives.

Congratulations to our 2020 COVID Remote Teaching Award recipients

We are thrilled to announce that three of our MLCS members, Houssem Ben Lazreg, Mimi Okabe and Natalie Van Deusen are recipients of the University of Alberta 2020 Covid-19 Remote Teaching Award.

1200 new German words unique to the pandemic

Claudia Kost, Associate Professor, gave an interview on CBC radio to talk about all the new words that are created in the German language during the pandemic. Click here to listen.

Congratulations to Claudia Kost and Crystal Sawatzky

Claudia Kost, Associate Professor, and Crystal Sawatzky, German Instructor, submitted their academic poster "A Task-Based First-Year Blended Learning German Language OER at the University of Alberta" to the Festival of Teaching and Learning Academic poster contest. Their poster was voted as one of three posters that the University of Alberta teaching community has expressed an interest in learning more about in a Q and A session.

Tired of the winter doldrums? Keep calm and 'koselig' on by Sameer Chhabra

Natalie Van Deusen, MLCS Associate Professor, talked about the meaning of "koselig"

Congratulations to Lisa Lawrence

Congratulations to Kenzie Gordon recipient of the Alumni Innovation Award

Kenzie Gordon’s work is a blend of social awareness and computer-simulated worlds, perfectly mirroring her love of video games and her social work background. The apps she builds are designed to change beliefs and behaviours around sexual assault and domestic violence, crimes that almost half of Albertans have experienced in their lifetime. Gordon’s master’s research spun into It’s Your Move, a game of choice and consequences used to train nightclub staff on how to intervene when a patron feels threatened. Working with the Edmonton John Howard Society, she also developed Flourish, an app to help domestic violence survivors seek safety. With a strong sense of justice and visionary uses of technology, Gordon is a game-changer in every sense of the word.

Community roots inspire new director of U of A’s Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

From Kyiv to rural Alberta, Natalia Khanenko-Friesen has seen the institute’s pivotal role connecting a diaspora that has thrived in the margins.

Amber Valley: Settlement in northern Alberta sees surge in visitors interested in Black history |

Russell Cobb talks about the history of Alberta's Black settlers and the early attempts to ban Black people from moving to the province and owning land.

Video game helps train Edmonton bar staff to prevent sexual violence

Kenzie Gordon has applied her PhD work to creating a video game, It's Your Move, which is being used in city bars and restaurants for sexual violence prevention training.

Malanka 2021 - Ukrainian Winter Celebration

Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, MLCS Professor and Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography at the Kule Folklore Centre, presented the following slide show "Virtual Malanka 2021" at the St. Vladimir Institute, Toronto.

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