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Latin America & Caribbean

The University of Toronto has significant engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, much of it through important academic programs at the university such as Latin American Studies, and Caribbean Studies – the latter of which is offered through our Centre for Caribbean Studies. We also pride ourselves in our academic partnerships for learning and research, and the many students who come to U of T from a diverse range of countries including Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Partnerships in the Region

The University of Toronto’s engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean is guided in part by the advice of the Presidential International Council on Latin America and the Caribbean, comprised of U of T faculty members with expertise in the region.

Recently, this council convened a community of researchers, practitioners, faculty, and students across industries and sectors for an online symposium to nurture new collaborations in teaching and research on the theme of Migration and Health in the Anthropocene with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. This bilingual symposium featured experts from the region and attracted participants from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Trinidad & Tobago.

The University of Toronto collaborates with various academic institutions in the region. Our top research collaborators by number of joint publications are the University of São Paulo (USP), Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) – all in Brazil – followed by the University of Chile and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Top fields for collaborative research include neuroscience, psychiatry, clinical neurology, pharmacology & pharmacy.

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  • 856

    (Fall 2022)

    Degree students

  • 15967


    Joint Publications

  • 2322

    (August 2023)

    Latin America & Caribbean based alumni

Partnership Highlights