Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies awards & scholarships

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Award winners and their instructors from the department celebrate at the UClub. January 2020

Congratulations to our students! Please see the recent recipients of Hispanic & Italian Studies department awards and scholarships, and JCURA recipient Lindsey Schneider.  

Find information on awards & scholarships exclusive to Hispanic & Italian Studies students.

Find information on bursaries available to all UVic students.

Hispanic and Italian Studies Awards & Scholarships:

Dorothy and Ernest Ayton Memorial Scholarship

One or more scholarships of $500 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who have completed three units of Spanish or Italian and who are continuing in the program.
* Nomination from department.

Artes y Letras Scholarship

A scholarship of $150 is awarded to an outstanding student proceeding to the third or fourth year of a Major or Honours program in Spanish at the University of Victoria. In awarding the scholarship special consideration will be given to students showing special interest in Spanish art, art history, music or literature.
* Nomination from department.

Pablo Cabañas Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who have taken at least three units of 300-400 level Spanish and who intend to continue taking courses in Spanish at the University of Victoria.
* Nomination from department.

Leonard and Eileen Hamilton Scholarship

A scholarship of $1,000 awarded to an Hispanic & Italian Studies undergraduate student who, consistent with the ideal of the "Uomo Universale or Donna Universale, (i.e. a well rounded individual)" is pursing a broad range of activities in addition to their studies. Activities can include, but are not limited to: participation in the arts or sport, part-time employment, and/or volunteering with social justice causes, campus or community organizations. 

*Students must submit a 500-1000 word statement to the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies describing their suitability for this scholarship. Selection of a recipient will be based on a combination of extracurricular activities/community involvement and grades, as opposed to grades solely. Students with a 5.0 average (or higher) are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to student who, in descending order of priority, has:
(a) a declared major in Spanish or Italian Studies
(b) a declared minor in Spanish or Italian Studies

Applications must be submitted to the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies by April 30th

*Student applies

R.K. Stewart Scholarship

A scholarship of $300 is awarded to an outstanding student returning from the Study Abroad Program in the Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies.
* Nomination from department.

Anne and Ivor Williams Spain and Latin America Scholarship

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students registered in one of the study abroad programs in the Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies.
* Nomination from department.

(Formerly Spanish and Latin American Study Abroad Scholarship)

Elias Mandel Prize for Study Abroad

One or more prizes are awarded to undergraduate students to assist with tuition costs and/or travel costs relating to studying abroad through courses, field schools or programs offered or recognized by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies. Approval of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies.
To learn more about Elias Mandel click here.
* Nomination from department.

Butioni Award

This award is offered through the kind generosity of our donor, Doctor Elizabeth Archibald. She provides the following background:

The Buitoni Award was established in honour of my late godmother Alba Buitoni, who lived in Perugia.  Getting to know the Buitoni family has been an enormously important part of my life, and has allowed me insights into Italy which I would never have achieved as a tourist. My godmother was an expert art historian who taught me about Italian art through visits to churches and museums; she also knew a great deal about classical music and established a concert programme in Perugia which continues to flourish, the Amici della Musica. My first visit to her in 1969 made me a convinced Italophile, and I take every opportunity to visit her children and grandchildren, to explore the cultural riches on offer, and to speak my favourite language. Italy is very far from Victoria, so I am delighted to be able to help students at UVic to improve their Italian and explore this wonderful country - it may be a life-changing experience for them too!  E. Archibald

An award of $1,000 is made to a student who has taken at least one year of Italian Studies at the University of Victoria, achieving a grade point average of 6 or better in all Italian Studies courses taken and is open to students who have had limited opportunities to visit Italy. The award is to be made in the form of a travel voucher and is intended to enable the student to stay in Italy for an extended period. Selection of the recipient will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies. * Student applies.

The Government of Italy Book Prize

This prize, the gift of the Italian Government through the Consulate in Vancouver, is awarded annually for excellence in Italian.
* Nomination from department.

The Prizes of the Ambassador of Switzerland to Canada

These book prizes will be awarded to an outstanding student of French language and literature, to a student with high standing in German, and to an outstanding student in Italian.
* Nomination from department

Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award


Third and fourth undergraduate students with excellent academic standing are eligible for the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA). Award recipients undertake a research project under the mentorship of a faculty supervisor.

Awards Reception Photo Gallery

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Chair/Prof. Pablo Restrepo Gautier welcomes all the award recipients at the UClub!

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Prof. Rosa Stewart congratulates Justine Ethier, one of the Elias Mandel Prize recipients

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Prof. Marina Bettaglio presents the Italian and Swiss Book Prizes

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Awards recipients:
L-R: Alexandra King, Kyra Bridges, Carmen Kaufman, Victoria-Rae Anderson, Emma Crum

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L-R: Lynden Miller, Prof. Matthew Koch, Sammy Ross, Justine Ethier

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L-R: Prof. Pablo Restrepo Gautier, Steven Buchanan, Lindsey Schneider, Megan Thompson

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L-R: Maleen Mund, Tiffany Wijepala, Ariel Helmer, Emma Sweet, Erik Arts

 

 

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Beatriz de Alba-Koch, introducing awards

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Christine Forster presenting an award

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Rosa Stewart presenting an award

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(L-R) Award recipients Lindsey Schneider and Justine Gagnon with Pablo Restrepo-Gautier

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(L-R) Beatriz de Alba-Koch, Rosa Stewart, family guest Cheryl Handley, and award recipient Megan Thompson

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Silvia Colás Cardona (centre) with award recipients (L-R) Medea Calsin Murdoch, Jamie Andrews, Giorgia Ricciardi, and Stephen Bagan

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Award recipients (L-R) Larissa Piva and Alexandra Barr

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Pablo Restrepo-Gautier (centre) with award recipients from Cuenca, Ecuador Study Abroad Program, William Churchill, Mitchell Saremba, Gabriela Turla, Jamie Quibell.

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Award recipients (L-R) Kolton Martin, Michèle Favarger, Robert Poulus

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(L-R) Lydia Kenzie, Chrystal Phan (Humanities Development Officer), John Siewert, guest, Wendy Hartmann

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Dr. Beatriz de Alba-Koch, introducing awards

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Professor Rosa Stewart presenting awards

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(L-R) Pablo Restrepo-Gautier, Kathryn Houston, Julia Onderwater, Sarah Lazin, Michael Graeme

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(L-R) Joe Grossi, Carol Davies, Marina Bettaglio, Ailsa Craig, Mulin Ma, Giorgia Ricciardi

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(L-R) Donna Fleming, Michèle Favarger, Beatriz de Alba-Koch

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(L to R) Prof. Rosa Stewart, Michèle Favarger (Donna Trenholm Staff Award), and Prof. Silvia Colás Cardona

Awards 2

(L to R) Chloe Hegland and Darcy Henderson (Dorothy & Ernest Ayton Memorial Scholarship)

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(L to R) Kathryn Houston (R.K. Stewart Scholarship), Laura Davis (Hispanic & Italian Studies Book Prize), Prof. Christine Forster, and Darcy Henderson

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(L to R) Silvie Kinart, Megan Warren, and Rebecca Nicholson (UVIC Entrance Scholarships)

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(L to R) Laurel Megalli (Elias Mandel Prize for Study Abroad), and Jennifer Huerta Lopez (Buitoni Award)

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(L to R) Lydia Kenzie (Pablo Cabañas Memorial Scholarship), Prof. Marina Bettaglio, and Prof. Joe Grossi

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Many of the award recipients for the 2014/15 academic year

2013 Awards

(L to R) Prof. Lloyd Howard, Prof. Pablo Restrepo-Gautier, Prof. Alicia Ulysses and Prof. Daniela Lorenzi, introducing one of the awardees.

2013 Awards

Prof. Daniela Lorenzi (L) and Deborah Zipp, who was awarded the Dorothy & Ernest Ayton Memorial Scholarship.

 

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Prof. Matthew Koch (L) and Orrie Walls, winner of the Mediterranean Studies Book Award.

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(L to R) Laurence Godard, Prof. Chrissie Forster and Sheldon Foote. Laurence was awarded a Spanish Government Book Prize and Sheldon the Pablo Cabañas Memorial Scholarship.

 

2013 Awards

Prof. Dan Russek and Laurence Godard.

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(L to R) Carys Pinches, Sheldon Foote, Devon Harlos and Prof. Rosa Stewart. Carys won a Spanish Government Book Prize and Devon the R.K. Stewart Scholarship in Hispanic and Italian Studies.

 

2012 Awards

Prof. Daniela Lorenzi (L) with Danielle Tipping (C) and Kyra Crowe, winners of the Dorothy and Ernest Ayton Memorial Scholarship.

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Martene Hartnell, who won the Dorothy & Ernest Ayton Memorial Scholarship, and Matthew Prosser, who was awarded the Buitoni Award, with Prof. Daniela Lorenzi and Dr. Lloyd Howard.

 

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Dr. Dan Russek with Hilary Somerville, recipient of the Artes y Letras Scholarship.

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Joseph Wenig, winner of the Spanish Government Book Prize, with Prof. Rosa Stewart.

 

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Claire Linn (L), was awarded the Government of Italy Book Prize, and Andrea Meyes (C), the Prize of the Ambassador of Switzerland; with Dr. Lloyd Howard.

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Cory Kreger (L), winner of the Pablo Cabañas Memorial Scholarship; Prof. Chrissie Forster, and Joseph Wenig (R) recipient of the Spanish Government Book Prize

 

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Chelsea Mulligan (L)and Danielle Tipping (R) received the Dorothy & Ernest Ayton Memorial Scholarship.