An Opera and Symposium Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

January 27th, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the largest Nazi death, labour and concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

On this occasion, the UBC Opera Ensemble (School of Music), the Modern European Studies Program (Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies), UBC Library and the Witnessing Auschwitz International Seminar (Go Global) will join efforts to remember and honour the victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and to further interdisciplinary education about the Holocaust. Following a four-day symposium at the UBC Vancouver campus, UBC Opera will stage the Canadian premiere of Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera ‘The Passenger’.

https://auschwitz75.arts.ubc.ca/

UBC Library will house a special exhibit from January 15th to February 28th in The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

The invitation to the symposium is open to all UBC faculty, staff and students, as well as to the general public.

For more information please visit the web page  https://auschwitz75.arts.ubc.ca/

Tickets to the opera “The Passenger” are available at the UBC Opera Ticket Box (https://music.ubc.ca/opera-pasazerka-the-passenger).

GoGlobal Information Session for Students: CENES, October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7th, at 5:00pm in Buchanan Tower 997

Join us for an information session for students interested in studying abroad in Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies.

Also in Warsaw, Poland!
students.ubc.ca/career/interna

Witnessing Auschwitz Seminar
https://students.ubc.ca/career/international-experiences/global-seminars/poland-witnessing-auschwitz

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Upcoming lectures with Dr Eunice Blavascunas (October 10 and October 11, 2019)

Mark your calendars!

Dr Eunice Blavascunas
Peasants and Cosmopolitics in Poland’s Białowieża Forest: Historical and Ethnographic considerations

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm
Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre (GLRC)
(Polish Discussion Club | Global Lounge | CENES)

Until Poland joined the EU in 2004 the country had a larger number of small family farms, a legacy of a much longer historical development that this lecture will explore. But what does this legacy of small farms mean for how “Europe’s last primeval forest” would develop in the post communist period? This lecture explores two competing versions of the peasantry and how they interact with cosmopolitan ecotourist development and nature conservation practices as farming has becoming obsolete in the hamlets of the ancient woodland.

Dr Eunice Blavascunas
The Forester as a Figure: Between Communism and Nationalism in Europe’s “Last Primeval Forest”

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm
FSC 1221 | 2424 Main Mall, Forest Sciences Centre
(Faculty of Forestry)

The Białowieża Forest in north eastern Poland is frequently touted as” Europe’s last primeval forest.” The forest complex is split between a strictly preserved national park and a larger timber producing forest. In an ethnograhic and historical analysis this lecture explores the figure of the forester, a figure that is entangled in both nationalist and communist pasts. As a figure, the forester is more than a civil servant working neutrally for the common good or the state. In a part of the world which experienced violent twentieth century histories, forest aesthetics and historical truths appear to emerge when regional inhabitants conjure the forester.

Please note that the first lecture is organized by Polish Discussion Club and Polish language students (Global Lounge and the CENES department). The second lecture is a guest lecture at the Department of Forestry.

If you have any questions, please contact: Helena G. Kudzia at hkudzia@mail.ubc.ca

Polish Film Club: Gods by Łukasz Palkowski – Feb 26, 5 pm

UBC Polish Film Club & Polish Student Club presents:

GODS (BOGOWIE)
A FILM BY ŁUKASZ PALKOWSKI

FEBRUARY 26, 2019, 5:00 PM
BUCHANAN TOWER, ROOM 997
TWITTER @POLISHATUBC

FILM & DISCUSSION IN ENGLISH! EVERYONE WELCOME!

Ziegler Lecture Series: Commemorating Jewish Heritage in Poland

Beginner’s Polish, Sept. 2018

Sept. 2018, Beginner’s Polish POLS 200
Tue and Thu, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, UBC

Are you a student? Not at UBC? Check Western Canadian Deans’ Agreement!
Are you an adult or a senior citizen? Join us through UBC Access Studies!

Questions? Contact: Helena at hkudzia@mail.ubc.ca

Poster POLS 200 001 2018W Kudzia

Polish Studies: Scholarships / Stypendia

Stypendia / Scholarships

John Paul II Scholarship in Polish – University of Ottawa
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2018

Canadian Polish Millennium Fund

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2018

The W. Reymont Foundation

Deadline: November 2018

Adam Mickiewicz Foundation Deadline: Sept. 15, 2018

Dr. Jerzy W. Jarmasz Memorial Scholarship

June, 30, 2018

2018/2019 POLS and SLAV Course offerings

2018/2019 POLS and SLAV Course offerings

POLS 200 001
Beginner’s Polish (Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D304
2 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D304

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=POLS&course=200&section=001

POLS 426 001
The German Nazi Holocaust in Polish Literature and Film (Instructor: Bozena Karwowska)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
2 Tue 17:00 20:00 Buchanan D317

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=POLS&course=426&section=001

SLAV 307A 001
Literature and Film in Eastern Europe
(Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
2 Tue, Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D322

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=SLAV&course=307A&section=001

We hope you will join us in 2018/19!

2018/2019 CENS Course offerings

2018/2019 CENS Course offerings

CENS 303A 99A (Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
A No Scheduled Meeting

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303A&section=99A

CENS 303A 99C (Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: Dr. Bozena Karwowska)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
C No Scheduled Meeting

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303A&section=99C

CENS 303B 001
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
1  Tue Thu  11:00  12:30 Buchanan  D322

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303B&section=001

CENS 303B 99B (Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: Dr. Bozena Karwowska)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
C No Scheduled Meeting

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303B&section=99B

We hope you will join us in 2018/19!

Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc: From Rubble to Rhetoric

A Report by POLS 300 Students (Polish / English)

W dniu 6-go Marca, 2018 roku UBC Polski Klub Dyskusyjny miał przyjemność gościć Panią Dr. Ewę Wampuszyc, profesor języka polskiego z University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pani profesor Ewa Wampuszyc przedstawiła wciągającą lekturę w eleganckiej sali instytutu Liu. Tematem spotkania było ,,Od Gruzu Do Retoryki, czyli: Jak Warszawa Powstala Po Wojnie”. Wykład fizycznie i teoretycznie nakreślił odbudowę Warszawy po jej całkowitym zniszczeniu pod koniec II wojny światowej. Pani Doktor Ewa Wampuszyc wyszczególniła role komunistycznej propagandy, która istniała w tamtych czasach na rzecz przebudowy miasta i skąd ona powstała. Równowaga wiedzy Dr. Ewy Wampuszyc i stymulujących wizualizacji Warszawy pozwoliły stworzyć przyjemny i akademicki wieczór. Na spotkaniu byli studencii i absolwenci uniwersytetu UBC, jak również ludzie niezrzeszeni z uczelnią. Publiczność była mile zaskoczona i imprezę zaliczono do udanych. Pan Norman, czlonek Polskiego Klubu Dyskusyjnego, powiedział, że: ,,był szczególnie pod wrażeniem eksperckiego portretu polskiej historii, kultury i języka dla zróżnicowanej i globalnej publiczności”. Studentka, ktora przeprowadziła się z Polski do Vancouver, jako dorosła juz osoba, zdradziła, że dorastając w Polsce, historia odbudowy Warszawy była w szkole ledwie wymieniana, a wiedza Dr. Ewy Wampuszyc dodała znaczącą głębię do zrozumienia miasta, w którym dorastała. To wydarzenie zostało zorganizowane przez Polski Klub Dyskusyjny przy wsparciu Polskich Nauk, Global Fund, Global Lounge, UBC Tandem i Polskiego Konsulatu.

On March 6th, 2018 the UBC Polish Discussion Club was honoured to host the distinguished Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc, professor of Polish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc led diverse audience through her engaging lecture In the serene surroundings of the Liu Institute Multipurpose room. The talk was titled “ From Rubble to Rhetoric: How Warsaw was reconstructed in Image and Word after the War”. The lecture physically and theoretically mapped out the rebuilding of Warsaw in the aftermath of its near complete destruction at the end of World War II. Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc outlined how the perceptions of the rebuilding of the city were framed in the states communist ideology of the time, and how these depictions of the cities rebuilding evolved. The balance of Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc’s expertise and the stimulating visuals of Warsaw combined to create a pleasurable and academically engaging evening. The audience included current and former UBC students, as well as numerous members of the community at large. The audience’s reception was overwhelming positive and everyone felt that the event was a success on numerous levels. Norman a member of the Polish discussion club said, “he was especially impressed by the speaker’s expert portrayal of Polish history, culture, and language to a diverse and global audience”. A student in attendance who moved from Poland to Vancouver as an adult shared that while growing up in Poland this history of Warsaw’s rebuilding was barely mentioned in school and the knowledge provided by Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc added meaningful depth to her understanding of the city she grew up in. This event was staged by the Polish Discussion Club with the support of Polish Studies, Global Fund, Global Lounge, UBC Tandem, and the Polish Consulate.

 

 

Mark your Calendars! March 6th, 5 pm

March 6th , 5 pm at the Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute, UBC

Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc: “From Rubble to Rhetoric: How Warsaw was ‘Reconstructed’ in Image and Word after the War.”

The story of postwar Warsaw is not only about the city’s physical reconstruction after being nearly destroyed by the Germans during World War II. It is also a story about underlying symbolic, political, and ideological concepts that became essential to the Polish capital’s “resurrection” after the war. Through the prism of photobooks and newsreels, Ewa Wampuszyc will discuss how the postwar communist authorities visually and narratively appropriated “Warsaw” in an attempt to legitimize their power and construct a socialist society.

Ewa Wampuszyc earned her PhD at the University of Michigan and is currently Assistant Professor of Polish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, Mapping Warsaw: The Spatial Poetics of a Postwar City, will be released in fall 2018 by Northwestern University Press.

Od gruzów do retoryki: Jak Warszawa została „zrekonstruowana” w obrazie i słowie po wojnie.

Opowieść o powojennej Warszawie to nie tylko fizyczna odbudowa miasta, które Niemcy nieomal całkowicie zniszczyli w czasie wojny. To także opowieść o ukrytych symbolicznych, politycznych i ideologicznych koncepcjach, które stały się podstawą „odrodzenia” stolicy Polski po wojnie. Posługując się albumami i kronikami filmowymi Ewa Wampuszyc opowie jak powojenne komunistyczne władze wizualnie i narracyjnie zawłaszczyły „Warszawę”w celu uprawomocnienia swojej pozycji i konstruowania społeczeństwa socjalistycznego.

Prof. Ewa Wampuszyc uzyskała stopien doktora nauk humanistycznych na University of Michigan i obecnie zajmuje stanowisko Assistant Professor of Polish Studies na University of North Carolina at Hapel Hill. Jesienią 2018 ukaże się jej książka Mapping Warsaw: The Spatial Poetics of a Postwar City (Nothwesthern University Press).

Organized and sponsored by:
Polish Studies, Global Lounge, CENES, Polish Consulate, UBC Tandem

PDF version for distribution: 2018WampuszycPoster

Location: https://liu.arts.ubc.ca/

Updates: blogs.ubc.ca/polishatubc/

Questions? Please e-mail Helena G. Kudzia | hkudzia@mail.ubc.ca

 

Witnessing Auschwitz Student Conference: Sept 14 & 15

Please join us for the Witnessing Auschwitz Student Conference
Sept 14 & 15, Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule (details may change):

Thursday Sept. 14
9:00-9:15—opening
9:15-10:20—Panel #1
10:20-10:30—Break
10:30-11:45—Panel #2
11:45-12:30—Lunch
12:30-1:30—Panel #3
1:30-1:45—Break
1:45-2:45—Panel #4
2:45-3:00—Closing for the day
4pm—Book launch for “The More I Know, The Less I Understand”
5pm—Dr. Setkiewicz lecture

Friday Sept 15
9:00-9:15—opening
9:15-10:20—Panel #1
10:20-10:30—Break
10:30-11:45—Panel #2
11:45-12:30—Lunch
12:30-1:30—Panel #3
1:30-1:45—Break
1:45-2:45—Panel #4
2:45-3:00—Closing

Our Courses in 2017/2018

2017/2018 Course offerings (listed alphabetically)

CENS 303A 001
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D322

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303A&section=001

CENS 303A 99A (Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: Dr. Bozena Karwowska)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
A No Scheduled Meeting

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303A&section=99A

CENS 303A 99C (Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: Dr. Bozena Karwowska)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
C No Scheduled Meeting

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303A&section=99C

POLS 300 001
Intermediate Polish (Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D307
2 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D304

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=POLS&course=300&section=001

POLS 426 001
The German Nazi Holocaust in Polish Literature and Film (Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
1 Tue 17:00 20:00 Buchanan D217

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=POLS&course=426&section=001

SLAV 307A 001
Literature and Film in Eastern Europe
(Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
2 Tue 17:00 20:00 Buchanan B215

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=SLAV&course=307A&section=001

Hope you will join us in 2017/2018!

Feb 28th: “Ambassadors and Colonizers” & “East Meets West” by Piotr Florczyk

Polish Discussion Club, Polish Studies at the CENES, Global Lounge and UBC Tandem invite you to a lecture and workshop by Piotr Florczyk:

“Ambassadors and Colonizers:
On Translators in the Literary Marketplace”

February 28 th , 3 PM AT THE GLOBAL LOUNGE (2205 Lower Mall)

 

“East Meets West:
Polish and American Poets in Conversation”

February 28 th , 5 PM @ Buchanan B, Room 215

Event supervisor: Helena G. Kudzia: hkudzia@mail.ubc.ca
Student Coordinators: Janek Saunders and Cynthia Dobroszek

Please note: Both lectures will be in English. Everyone welcome.

The first lecture will be of interest to students and faculty interested in translation regardless of the language they work in

 

Piotr Florczyk is a doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California. His research focus is on translators in the literary marketplace and the creative dialogue between Polish and American poets. His book publications include a volume of poetry, East & West (2016), a collection of essays, Los Angeles Sketchbook (2015), a poetry chapbook, Barefoot (2015), and eight volumes of Polish poetry translations. His work has been supported by USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research, the Polish Book Institute, the Anna Akhamatova Fellowship for Younger Translators, and the Delaware Arts Council. He has served as a judge for the 2015 PEN USA Translation Prize and as a manuscript reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowships. He has also been a fellow at the Czesław Miłosz Institute at Claremont McKenna College, and taught poetry and literature undergraduate and graduate courses at San Diego State University, University of San Diego, Antioch University Los Angeles, University of Delaware, Claremont McKenna College, and at University of California-Riverside. Piotr Florczyk lives in Los Angeles. www.piotrflorczyk.com

PDC: Film screening on Dec 1

Film screening: IDA (2013)ida_2013_film

Polish Discussion Club: Dec 1, 2016
Buch B 309 at 5:00 pm

Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski.

A young woman is on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun. Her aunt tells her that her parents were Jewish. They embark on a road trip to learn the fate of their family.

 

Application deadline for Witnessing Auschwitz 2016

Witnessing Auschwitz is still accepting applications for 2016 program.

Deadline: October 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

For more information on application process please check:

http://bozenakarwowska.arts.ubc.ca/witnessing-auschwitz/

About the program

Auschwitz was a place in which several frequently conflicting agendas of the Nazi Germany intersected: it was an industrial compound, a concentration camp, a medical research site, and an extermination facility; it served to imprison, terrorize, enslave, and kill. Moreover, Auschwitz is a site of conflicted memories that raises the question how, and if at all, it can be remembered and commemorated in ways that resist both sentimentalization and the recourse to conventional literary or cinematographic imagery. In fact, one of the most pressing issues of the Holocaust studies is the question: how to educate about Nazi crimes when there are no more survivors to share their stories.

This program takes a multi-disciplinary approach and will give you the chance to take part in lectures, seminars and workshops in Poland, where you will have direct access to historical archives, museums, and leading experts in all relevant disciplines related to the Holocaust studies.You will conduct independent studies at sites of mass extermination, as well as research issues related to the Holocaust in the context of social responsibilities of researchers and professionals.

Witnessing Auschwitz

From the Auschwitz – Birkenau website:

Autentyzm – doświadczenie – pamięć. Seminarium badawcze studentów University of British Columbia (MCEAH – Memorial and State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau)

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For more articles please check Prof. Bozena Karwowska website available at http://bozenakarwowska.arts.ubc.ca/witnessing-auschwitz/press/

Please check the date! GoGlobal info session: study in Poland!

There was a mistake in the original e-mail, please update your calendars:

Information session about GoGlobal study abroad:

Wed, Sept 30th at 4 pm
Buchanan Penthouse

The info session is for students who may be interested in study abroad in Poland, Russia, or Latvia.
GoGlobal representatives will be at the event to talk about our partnerships. These now include partnerships with the University of Warsaw, Kazan Federal University (Russia), and the University of Latvia (in Riga).

Please forward to your classmates and colleagues! Hope to see you there!

Please join us for the student conference on Witnessing Auschwitz!

On behalf of the Witnessing Auschwitz program, we cordially invite you to the 2015 Student Conference.

This conference will include student panels centred on the research they conducted whilst in Poland. The Witnessing Auschwitz program was an incredible opportunity in which students from UBC were able to participate in a multi-disciplinary program that allowed them to explore the complicated memory of the Holocaust and the context in which it affects the present.

This year will also include many different speakers.Their topics will be an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the Holocaust. With the generous sponsorship of the Polish Consulate of Vancouver, this year’s conference also has the pleasure of welcoming the exhibition The World Knew- Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity. It is a 22 panel exhibit which tells of Karski’s lessons for humanity through photographs, documents and testimony.

 

PROGRAM

 

Sept. 10th 4:30 pm

“Life and Extermination of the Warsaw Ghetto”
Ziegler Series lecture by Dr. Jacek Leociak
ST. JOHNS COLLEGE: LECTURE HALL #1080

Sept. 11th 9:00 am

“On the Phenomenon of the Underground Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto”
Ziegler Series lecture by Dr. Jacek Leociak
ST. JOHNS COLLEGE: LECTURE HALL #1080

Sept. 11th 11:50 am

“Jan Karski, Polish Diplomacy and the Holocaust”
Dr. Kryzstof Olendzki
GLOBAL LOUNGE

Sept. 11th 4:15 pm

“ ‘Termite Craze’: The (De)Nazification of Social Insects. The Case of Karl Escherich”
Dr. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young
GLOBAL LOUNGE

 

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Our courses for 2015/2016

POLS 300
Intermediate Polish – 6 credits
Term 1-2 (Sep 08, 2015 to Apr 08, 2016)
Helena G. Kudzia

1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D304
2 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D312

If you have previous knowledge of Polish and did not take POLS 200 at UBC please contact Helena at hkudzia@mail.ubc.ca – you still might be able to take the class in September!

More information at
http://cenes.ubc.ca/undergraduate/slavic-studies/polish-language-program/

 

POLS 424
Polish Literature and Film in Translation
Term 1 (Sep 08, 2015 to Dec 04, 2015)
Dr. Bozena Karwowska

Selected films and translated literature by Polish writers and filmmakers, with emphasis on the interaction between politics and literature.

1 Tue 17:00 20:00 Buchanan B313

 

CENS 303 101
CENS 303A 99C
(Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust – 3 credits
Term 1 (Sep 08, 2015 to Dec 04, 2015)
Dr. Bozena Karwowska

The Nazi Holocaust in film and literature from Central, Eastern, and Northern European Countries.

CENS 303 101:

1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan B213

 

POLISH DISCUSSION CLUB – OUR NEXT MEETING

We are meeting again on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm – BUCH D room D307.

We will be screening Pharaoh by Jerzy Kawalerowicz – listed on: Martin Scorsese Presents – Masterpieces of Polish Cinema. The film will be in Polish with English subtitles.

Feel free to forward information to other students.
Hope to see you there!

PDCposter

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UPDATED: POLISH DISCUSSION CLUB – OUR NEXT MEETING

Update:

We will be screening ‘Ida’ by Pawel Pawlikowski (info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_%28film%29)

 

The first meeting was a success and we already received questions about the next one. We are meeting again on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm – BUCH D room D307.

Feel free to forward information to other students.
Hope to see you there!

PDCposter

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UPDATED: First Meeting of the Polish Discussion Club

Updated information for our first meeting:

Room: IBLC 461
Date: Thursday, 15/01/2015
Time: 15:45-17:45

NOTE: The first film will be entirely in Polish without subtitles.
Subsequent meetings will be rotated between Polish-only and Polish-English films and discussions.
Dates, times and room for each meeting will be announced in advance. Please check PLP blog for details.

Hope to see you there!

PDCposter

Welcome to the Polish Language Program at UBC Vancouver!

Polish Language Program

Welcome to the Polish Language Program at UBC Vancouver!

Witamy Serdecznie!

Why study Polish at UBC?

  • The Polish language courses (POLS) focus on formal acquisition of the Polish language through interactive practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Access to printed as well as on-line resources provide a variety of ways for students to learn.
  • We use advanced learning materials and methods, allowing students to find their path to second language acquisition through self-expression in a class environment.

Why study Polish?

Language is the only homeland.  – Czeslaw Milosz

By learning a foreign language we expand our world. We learn new words and idioms, but also to see the world in a different way.

  • Polish is spoken by almost 40 million people in Poland and around the world. Many more claim their cultural heritage and roots in Poland.
  • Poland is a member of the European Union (EU). Polish provides access to the European professional and business community.
  • Knowledge of Polish opens educational and professional opportunities for you. Participate in exchange programs through UBC Go Global to study at Warsaw University, and join the Polish club at UBC.

Courses are offered in Terms 1 and 2 in alternate years:

  • POLS 200 – Beginner’s Polish (6 credits)
  • POLS 300 – Intermediate Polish (6 credits)

The courses are designed to welcome students from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of interests.

For more information please contact Dr. Bozena Karwowska.

Polish Language Lab

Join the Polish Language Lab for lectures, film screenings and discussions.
Contact: Helena G. Kudzia | hkudzia@ubc.ca | Twitter: @helenagka
blogs.ubc.ca/polishatubc