Consider writing your final research papers about a Latin American topic; then, present your findings at our annual Undergraduate Research Day in March 2015. More details about call for papers and deadlines coming soon!
Join us on January 9, when we discuss the potential legacies of the 'pink tide': The left in Latin America is facing a difficult political context. Should leftwing parties lose these elections, it will represent the first electoral defeat of a 'pink tide' government since 1998.
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.