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2015 Michael Baptista Essay Prizes Awarded

The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Michael Baptista Essay Prize for outstanding scholarly papers on topics of relevance to the area of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. At the undergraduate level, the prize was shared between two honorees: […]

2014 Michael Baptista Essay Prizes Awarded

The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University (CERLAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Michael Baptista Essay Prize for outstanding scholarly papers on topics of relevance to the area of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. At the undergraduate level, Jorge Villatoro (LA&PS) won for his paper: […]

Winner announced: TLN Telelatino Award 2014

CERLAC is pleased to announce the winner of the TLN Telelatino Award 2014 for an outstanding undergraduate work on the Hispanic experience in Canada. The winner of this year’s prize is Yonita Parkes. The title of her essay is “Salsa on St. Clair: Consumer Consumption and the Construction of Cultural Identity.” Parkes’ paper explores the […]

Andrea Davis & Carl James discuss Jamaicans in Canada in online IDRC video

CERLAC Fellows Carl James and Andrea Davis (Interim Director of CERLAC), whose co-edited book, Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence, has been referenced in prior CERLAC News, feature together in an hour-long IDRC (International Development Research Centre) online video. The video, part of the "IDRC Lectures" series, captures the discussion between the co-editors […]

Andrea Davis & Carl James meet with Jamaican PM

On 25 October 2012, CERLAC Fellow Carl James and Director Andrea Davis attended a reception at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto to mark 50 years of bilateral relations between Canada and Jamaica. At that reception, the Prime Ministers of both Jamaica and Canada were presented with copies of James' and Davis' co-edited book, Jamaica […]

CERLAC's new Deputy Director: Carlota McAllister

As former Director Eduardo Canel steps aside and Andrea Davis takes his place, slipping into Andrea's former shoes as Deputy Director is CERLAC Fellow Prof. Carlota McAllister (Anthropology). Carlota has already distinguished herself as a very active member of the Executive and Fundraising committees of CERLAC. Prof. Canel opines: "Carlota McAllister will be excellent as […]