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Two graduate students from South America will arrive at Brock next semester to take part in research internships as part of the new Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP).
The goal of this scholarship program is to support the development of human capital and promote a next generation of Leaders in the Americas while strengthening linkages between post-secondary institutions in the regions and those in Canada.
The University will look forward to welcoming Sandy Morales, from one of Brock’s newer partner institutions, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and Rafael Bovo, from Universidade Estadual Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In January, Morales will begin a four-month internship with Professor Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas, History, to work on an existing research project in the area of memory, justice and reparation in Canadian scholarship and the Colombian diaspora.
Bovo will arrive for a six-month internship in March and will work with Professor Glenn Tattersall, Biological Sciences, on research in the area of thermoregulatory physiology.
The students also will participate in study tours that will expose them to Canadian governance, business and civil society in key priority areas.