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.

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Congress 2017 Call for Proposals- Deadline Extended to January 30, 2017

The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) and the University of Guelph’s interdisciplinary graduate Latin American and Caribbean/International Development Studies Program (LACS/IDEV) will host the 2017 CALACS Conference June 3-4 at the University of Guelph (90km away from Toronto).

2017 Conference topic: Walls, Barriers and Mobility

Please submit half-page panel descriptions to Pascal Lupien at CALACS@uoguelph.ca by January 30, 2017.

One-page individual paper proposals are also to be submitted by January 30, 2017. Please go to the “Abstract Submission” tab at:


Please keep in mind that membership in CALACS is necessary to submit a proposal to the Conference.

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