MLLC News & Events
- Visit our *new* website for Voix Plurielles, la Revue de l'Association des Professeur-e-s de Français des Universités et Collèges Canadiens.
- Tamara El-Hoss, Assistant Professor of French Studies, received the Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching at Convocation on June 11, 2010: www.brocku.ca/news/11814
- Astrid Heyer, Assistant Professor of French Studies, was presented with the Brock University Students’ Union’s inaugural Faculty of Humanities, Student Award for Teaching Excellence. Students who nominated Heyer commented that she “makes her classroom a safe place for students to experience mistakes by turning ‘corrections’ into ‘teaching moments’.” Also, “she knows every student by name and makes her lessons relevant to them.” One student, who considered Heyer the best professor she had had for two years running, decided to select French as her major.
- Cristina Santos, Associate Professor of Iberian and Latin American Studies, received a “Making a Difference” award from Brock’s Services for Students with Disabilities, which recognizes professors for their significant contributions to the academic life of students with disabilities. Students nominated the professors. “Without Prof. Santos, I would have given up and ‘made do’ with a poor listening environment, which is typically what happens for many of us who are deafened when we encounter barriers or resistance in terms of people’s attitudes,” said the student who nominated Santos. With Santos’ help, “I don’t miss much of what is said in graduate seminars. I can participate more fully in discussions and contribute with much less stress.”