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.

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CALACS: Election of new officers

The election of new officers for the CALACS Board of Directors will take place on June 2, 2016 at our Annual General Meeting during Congress 2016 in Calgary.

Elections will be held to fill the following positions for the specified length of term:

(1) Five directors at large (3 years): two of the members elected may be appointed by the Board to the Executive as Treasurer and Secretary as per the Not For Profit Act. Candidates willing to serve in these executive positions should indicate that interest in their bio.

(2) Two student members: one member to serve for a period of 3 years and the other to serve for a period of 1 year on the Board (this will permit the Board to elect one student director per year in subsequent years).

Any member of CALACS who is in good standing and who is interested in running for any of these offices, or in nominating another member of CALACS for any of these positions, should send their name, statement of interest and a short bio (not longer than 250 words in any language submitted) to the attention of the Elections Officer at elections@can-latam.org by April 27, 2016.

***Each candidacy must also be supported by two members of CALACS in good standing, with this support expressed by email to the Elections Officer at elections@can-latam.org.

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