Prof. Maya Mayblin from Edinburgh University will join us on March 5 for a screening of her documentary Vote of Faith, on the struggles of a Catholic priest who runs for Mayor of a small town in northeast Brazil. Q&A afterwards.
Prof. Luis van Isschot joins us on March 4 for a Notes from UofT event. He will talk about the Inter-American Court of Human Rights omissions in the warn-torn countrysides of the Andes and Central America. Don't miss his talk! Register for a light lunch in the calendar below.
Join us on Wednesday, March 18 at noon for a Notes from UofT lecture by Prof. Sharlene Mollett on Afro-Panamanian and Kuna land struggles in Panama. Register early for a light lunch on the calendar below. Don't miss her talk!
We welcome you all into the 2014/15 Academic Year.
Join us in giving a warm welcome to the LAS community to Prof. Luis Van Isschot from the Dep't of History who focuses on human rights, oral and social history and peace and conflict in Latin America. We welcome back Prof. Victor Rivas who will be teaching LAS301H1 and LAS200Y1 with the support of Paula Karger and Veronica Jimenez. An extended welcome to Prof. Juan P. Marsiaj who will be teaching the LAS300H1 course and Professor Don Kingsbury for teaching LAS400H1.
We are very glad to have a buzzing office hub in the third floor of the Larkin Building in Trinity College, from where we are consolidating new possibilities for students to enhance their experience abroad in Latin America, and via internships in Latin American organizations in Canada. LAS has at heart the career development of our students, as well as the increased fostering of academic and human liaisons between undergraduate, graduate students and faculty at the University of Toronto and in the GTA area.
May you all have a great, joyful and productive year. We hope to see you in our events and have the chance to welcome you in person.