CCA Essay Prizes Program

The Canadian Council for the Americas – Alberta Project Prize on Latin America with the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Field of Studies: Any

Value: $1,000

Number: One Award


  • Offered annually to an undergraduate student in the Haskayne School of Business.
  • Academic merit.
  • Best paper or project related to any aspect of conducting business in Latin America and Caribbean countries.

Where Tenable: University of Calgary

Apply: No application required.  Eligible students will automatically be considered by their faculty for nomination.

University of Calgary Faculty of Arts

The Canadian Council for the Americas – Essay Prize on Latin America in Social Sciences

The University of Calgary is able to offer a prize of $500 for the best essay on Latin America in the areas of economics, political economy, trade, politics and international relations written by an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts. The essays must be nominated by the instructor of the course in which they were written. The prize is awarded once per calendar year. The essays are judged by a committee constituted by the Latin American Studies Program coordinator; a member of the CCA-Alberta executive also serves on this committee.

Previous Award Winners


2017 Laura Silva Aya, “Peace vs. Land? Understanding the 2016 Colombian Plebiscite”
2016 Christian De Jager, “The Eternal Limbo of Democracy along the Narco Trail: The Effects of Violent Crime on the Quality of Democracy in Honduras, Mexico and Colombia”
2015 Stephan M. Parker, “Conflict and Corporate Social Responsibility in Peru’s Mining Sector”
2014 Lindy Robinson, “Globalization and Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America”
2013 Stephan M. Parker, "Water and Gold: Conflict and Corporate Social Responsibility in Peru’s Mining Sector"
2011 Manuel Escoto, “Desde Las Montañas a Partido Politico: The History of the FMLN in Salvadoran Politics”
2010 Sara Araujo, “Understanding Bolivia”
2009 LaToya Wilson, “Guatemala, the C.I.A and the United States”
2008 Peter Sawyer, “The Ineffectiveness of Quota Laws in Brazil”
2007 Norma Turner, “Social Enterprise: Making an Impact”
2006 Amy Hamilton, “The Myth of Integration: Perceptions and Policies in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas”
2005 Charlott Wilson, ““¿La historia le absolverá?: The Second Trial of Fidel Castro”
2004 Michael Bagan, “Microindustry and the Informal Sector (Mexico)”
2003 Sarah Burch, “The Determinants of Individual Trade Preferences and the Regionalism Trend in Latin America (Uruguay)”
2002 Alanna Cant, “Marketing Identities (Oaxaca, Mexico)” 

Haskayne School of Business

2017 José Alejandro Menjivar Hernández, “Conducting Business in Latin America”
2016 Jaclyn Erin Hiebert, “The Future of Goldcorp Inc. in Latin America and the Caribbean”
2015 Jacqueline Ivers, “Approaching Trade with Latin America”
2014 Javed Iqbal
2013 Jeremy Leakvold

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Congratulations to all award winners of the CCA Alberta Essay Prize that is awarded every year, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts and Haskayne School of Business with the University of Calgary. 

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