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Cuba-Canada Cultural Exchanges Holguin Observes
The specialized department on Canadian studies at the University of Holguin is marking this November the tenth anniversary of the creation of that body, with several workshops aimed at boosting cultural exchanges between Cuba and Canada.

Vilma Paez, president of the department, noted the sustained relationships with various academic institutions of that country through the Introduction to Canadian studies degree, very popular among the university community.

She explained that after its creation in 2005, professors and students from the Holguin University were inclined towards studying different aspects of the history, life and Canadian culture for over two decades.

Belonging to a territory where there's the third tourist destination in the island and whose main market is Canada, is one of the interest indicators that has boosted the scientific links with 10 Canadian universities, including Calgary and Western Ontario as the first to sign partnership contract, she said.

Participants in the workshops will address topics related to transculturation and identity, culture in Québec and an approach to the personalities Harold Inni and Fernando Ortiz, outstanding Cuban anthropologist, both will be taught by professionals of great prestige within the academic world.

The specialized department in Canadian studies at Holguin University is one of the seven departments that make up the Cuban network dedicated to this subject, located in institutions of higher studies of Havana, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Ciego de Avila and Santiago de Cuba. / Aldia.cu

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