Latin American Research Centre
The Canada Visiting Chair in Brazil Studies is a joint initiative with York University, the University of Western Ontario, the Université du Québec à Montréal , and St. Mary's University to accelerate constituency building and knowledge sharing between Canada and Brazil. The collaborative model for the Research Chair will bring a visiting scholar from Brazil each year to advance a collaborative research and outreach agenda.
The Speaker Series provides a forum for faculty and students working on Latin America to share current projects and research interests with the academic community and general public. The Series is also very active in hosting internationl visiting scholars from a range of disciplines. Presentations occur throughout the academic year and seek to engage both faculty and students from across faculties.
The Armed Groups Project was a research group based at the University of Calgary dedicated to analyzing how various types of armed organizations - including militaries, police forces, and non-state armed groups - operate and how they may better respect core human rights and humanitarian standards. It researched armed organizations around the world, but maintained a special focus on Latin America. The AGP was composed of Research Associates based at the University of Calgary, as well as Project Affiliates from around the world. A manuscript based on the research of this group is forthcoming.
The Mapping the Media in the Americas project was launched in 2004 in an effort to foster transparency around the role and connection of media and democracy and provide basic information necessary to further investigate these important issues. The project set out to map the location, coverage and ownership structure of the media (television, radio, cable and print media) in 12 countries in the Western Hemisphere, along with key complementary information on election results, political finance and demographics. Maps of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay were created as part of this poject.