Dr. María del Carmen Sillato joined the UW academic community in July 1992. She retired in October 2017.
In her twenty years as University of Waterloo professor, Dr. Mariela A. Gutiérrez distinguished herself as a passionate teacher, outstanding researcher and dedicated administrator.
Dr. Antonio Fama joined the Department in 1984 and quickly served the university in many capacities, including a 12 year stint as Departmental Chair. While carrying these heavy administrative loads, Dr. Fama continued teaching his many language, literature and civilization courses, always with great success.