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  • October 22, 2020

    October 22, 2020

    Victoria Chua says staying calm and taking care of herself helped her stay focused on her goals during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, while she was completing her semester abroad in Strasbourg, France. Today she’s working at a francophone community centre with pre-school aged children and has her sights set on becoming a French Immersion elementary school teacher.

  • June 11, 2020

    June 11, 2020

    After years of working as a successful graphic designer, Lisa Birrell came to Simon Fraser University in order to pursue her lifelong love of the French language.

  • June 10, 2020

    June 10, 2020

    Yehee Cha has always enjoyed the French language and came to Simon Fraser University planning to become a high school teacher after completing her degree. During her SFU journey she discovered a new, deeper appreciation and love for the French language and for francophone cultures.

  • February 18, 2020

    February 18, 2020

    “Every time I entered the classroom it gave me joy and I was always very happy to go to work,” says Chohre Rassekh, the senior lecturer who was in charge of SFU’s Italian Studies program until her retirement this past January.

  • December 01, 2020

    December 01, 2020

    Dr. Sarah Henzi’s introduction to Indigenous literature might surprise you. Across the ocean from Turtle Island (or what many call North America), the home of many Indigenous cultures, Henzi actually first encountered Indigenous literature while pursuing her undergrad at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

  • January 21, 2020

    January 21, 2020

    Trépanier was 18 years old when she came to Vancouver in one of the first cohorts of the federal government’s Explore program that provided bursaries for francophone students to learn English in an anglophone part of the country, and the reverse for English speaking youth.

  • December 18, 2020

    "I enjoy being immersed in an intellectually stimulating environment which has promoted my personal and professional development," says SFU French Sociolinguistics master's student Marybelle Issa.