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LARC Fellow to receive CALACS Distinguished Fellow Award 2018

LARC Fellow and former acting director, Dr. Hendrik Kraay, will receive this year’s Distinguished Fellow Award from the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS).

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Graduate Students in Residence Nominations are now Open

The Latin American Research Centre invites nominations for graduate students in residence for the 2018-19 academic year. 

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Faculty of Arts-Canadian Council for the Americas Essay Prize announced

Laura Silva Aya received first place for her essay on the 2016 Colombian Plebiscite.

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Can the Yasuní be Protected through Public Consultation?

The politics behind the proposals and the consequences for the environment.

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Latin American and Caribbean Book Series presents its latest publication

"The Road to Armageddon: Paraguay Versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-70” by Thomas L. Whigham.

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LARC staff completes Master’s in History of Medicine

Rogelio Velez Mendoza, who currently works as LARC digital support, has completed his master’s degree in History, with a concentration in history and philosophy of science at the University of Calgary. Rogelio wrote his master’s thesis on medical publications in Colombia during the first half of the nineteenth century.  Congratulations! 

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Mexico City: Challenges and Obstacles in Striving for Sustainability

During Mexico Days 2017 at the University of Calgary, Professor Carlos De Leo discussed the challenges and obstacles Mexico City must overcome in order to achieve sustainability and what is being done to work toward this vision.

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Inter-American Institute designs approaches to cross-border research

Recently the  Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research gathered at UCalgary and then at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) for a six-day seminar. Twenty-seven scientists and professionals from 15 countries from the Americas worked together to design research projects and to collaborate on issues of common interest. 

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Chacmool at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of Archaeology

Congratulations! The 2017 Chacmool conference of the University of Calgary Archaeology Association will celebrate 50 years of Calgary’s leadership role in Canadian archaeology. 

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Throwing Away the Lab Coat

LARC’s partnership with the Calgary Public Library offered the public in the city a new event in the LARC Dialogues Series: “Throwing away the Lab Coat: Communicating science across borders.”

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Malbec Matters

LARC and the Latin American Studies Program welcomed Dr. Bill Beezley, Professor of History at the University of Arizona, to share his research on the history of Malbec wine in Argentina. 

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New Novel Published by LARC Fellow

LARC Fellow Jose M. Gordillo was recently in Madrid to launch his newly published novel El delirio del absurdo. 

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LARC Annual Report 2016-17

Check out LARC's recently released 2016-17 annual report

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New Article on the Venezuela Plebiscite

LARC Former Director Dr. Stephen J. Randall was an official observer for the Calgary plebiscite voting and has published an update on the crisis in Venezuela.

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BRAZIL Film Series this Fall

Join LARC, the Consulate General of Brazil in Vancouver, and the Brazilian Community Association of AB for our fall film series featuring the best of contemporary Brazilian cinema with award-winning films. 

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