About CALACS

The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) was founded in 1969 with the following purposes in mind:

  • To facilitate networking and information exchange among persons, in Canada and abroad, engaged in teaching and research on Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • To foster especially within Canadian universities, colleges, and other centres of higher education, the expansion of information on and interest in Latin America and the Caribbean; and
  • To represent the academic and professional interests of Canadian Latin Americanists.

Please accept a warm invitation to join us.

CALACS Announcements

Election of new officers

The election of new officers for the CALACS board of directors will take place at the Association’s Annual General Meeting, to be held Saturday, May 17th at Laval University, Québec City (the second day of the CALACS Congress).

Nominations are sought to fill the following positions for the specified length of term:

(1) One Director at large (3 years) [irrespective of the approval or rejection of proposed constitutional reforms]

If proposed Constitutional reforms are passed, the following positions will also be elected as the size of the CALACS board would increase to also include:

(2) ***Two additional Directors at large (3 years)  
(3) ***One additional Student Director (3 years)
(4) ***One Secretary (3 years)

Before the election is held at the meeting, members of the Association will be asked to vote upon a set of constitutional reform proposals circulated in advance to the membership, which include this proposed increase in board size.

The Association is seeking nominees for all of these positions to be able to fill all positions in the event the reforms are passed.

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