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Reference for LAS Students

Application form for LAS410H1, Independent Study (PDF 68Kb)
This form outlines, for both student and supervisor, the expectations, rules and regulations associated with LAS Independent Study courses.

This listing, which was compiled by Peter T. Johnson (Princeton University) provides starting points for seeking information from and about Non-Governmental Organizations, Civic Associations, Social Movements, and Quasi-Governmental Agencies and their activities in rural and urban Latin America.

Canadian NGOs on LA Development.pdf
This document, compiled by Lissette Rosado Ferrari and Berenice Villagómez, includes information on Canadian NGOs that work on different areas of development in Latin America.

Awards, Contests, Scholarships and Grants

UofT Faculty of Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Fund

The Undergraduate Research Fund fosters research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The fund is open to all Arts & Science undergraduate students in good academic standing and no minimum GPA is required. The Fund is to be used for research initiated by students, related to their degree, and supervised by a faculty member either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project. For more information, please visit: A&S Undergraduate Research Fund

Latin American Studies Undergraduate Research Award 

The award is designed especially for undergraduates, with a preference for those in their second- and third-years of study. It aims to support exceptionally qualified and committed undergraduate students who want to engage in bold, innovative projects in the region. Priority shall be given to Major or Minor students in Latin American Studies Students. Applicants are asked to propose a project that is likely to increase their commitment toward, and knowledge of, Latin America. The project should be completed sometime between May 1 and December 31, 2019. It is permitted to propose a project you would pursue while engaged in a study abroad or internship programme, but this is not required.

pdfUndergraduate Research Award Application and Check List 2019

pdfUndergraduate Research Award 2019 Call for Submissions and Information


Job Postings

Latin American Studies Program / Faculty of Arts and Science
Continuously-Posted Notice
Filling Sessional Lecturer Positions
Under the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement

How to Submit an Application

The Latin American Studies Program may hire Sessional Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. Specific courses will be posted on the Resources section of the program’s website at, and on our program bulletin board at JHB 535. To be considered for a position, the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form, a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to:

Latin American Studies Program
170 St. George St., room 535
Toronto, ON   M5R 2M8
las . director   @   utoronto . ca
with copy to: las . coord   @   utoronto . ca

A valid email address is required. We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via email.

General Information
Generally speaking, we expect to make decisions concerning courses in July for Winter or Fall courses; and in December for Spring courses. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.
Applications will be retained for twenty-four (24) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive emailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twenty-four (24) months.

This notice is posted pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12.