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Spanish Celebrates Inaugural Eric Stenclik Scholarship Winners

The four students pictured are the inaugural recipients of the Eric Stenclik Scholarship for Spanish Studies.  This annual award, launched mid-Covid, supports Spanish majors in good standing with an award up to $2,500.  This year’s inaugural awardees are (pictured front row left to right): Max (Thomas) Chew, Emma Sekuterski, Emma Marzec, and Emma Radel.

We are proud of our students and congratulate them on this achievement and look forward to working with them as they continue to grow in their Spanish studies.  Also pictured (l to r, rear): Drs. Richard Reitsma, Margaret Stefansk, and Eric Stenclik.

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma, PhD, associate professor and chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

 

Health Care and Marginal Populations

 

The third event in the Borders and Migrations fall 2021 series will take place on October 28, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Regis Room.  The event, titled “Healthcare and Vulnerable Populations,” is free and open to the public.  It will be offered in a hybrid format.  Those who attend in person must wear a mask.  The webinar can be viewed online at: c.anisi.us/HealthcareBMI

The event will feature the following speakers:

Francesca Velardi, DDS, Jericho Road Community Health Center

Elise Robinson and Melissa Mosko, PhD, Neighborhood Health Center of WNY 

Carra Stratton, Justice for Migrant Families WNY 

This third event is sponsored by DMLLC and the Office of the VPAA.

For questions, contact Dr. Reitsma: reitsmar@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Richard Reitsma, chair, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Spanish Student Magazine 2020-2021

Despite being delayed by Covid in the production of the final project, we can now celebrate the arrival of AY 2020-2021 Spanish student magazine, Novedades, compiled by our CEEP awardees.  The magazine (viewable in English) is available on the Spanish webpage as a PDF and via Canva.  Click here to read it.

 

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma,PhD, chair, associate professor of spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Memories of Flight: Archiving Refugee Histories Video Available

If you were unable to attend the hybrid in-person and broadcast webinar on Memories of Flight: Archiving Refugee Histories, the video is now available featuring our speaker Montserrat Canela Garayoa, from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  The video of her presentation, along with Q&A is now available via the Borders & Migrations youtube channel

Previous talks are also available by clicking here. 

Be sure to stay tuned for the 3rd Borders & Migrations Initiative Fall 2021 conversations:

Health Care and Community Health:  Treating, caring for and developing community health for marginalized people, the recently released, those who are released with health (physical and mental) challenges, the impact of trauma on health, and hunger strikes and health care. October 28, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Local Networks and what they do, on November 15, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma,PhD, chair, associate professor of spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

 

 

Afghan Refugee Resettlement & Canisius College

 

 

In light of President Hurley’s letter explaining Canisius’ contribution to helping resettle Afghan Refugees in Buffalo, please consult the Borders & Migrations Initiative for information on the legal situation surrounding this humanitarian effort. If you missed the talk, the video can be viewed above.

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma, chair and associate professor, Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures