FUNDEPOS University, Costa Rica

Partnership with FUNDEPOS Alma Máter University, Costa Rica

In 2020, CEARC signed a Memorandum of Agreement with FUNDEPOS Alma Máter University, Costa Rica. The university is home to a research centre on sustainability which investigates co-operative enterprise. CEARC will work with Dr. Jorge Campos of FUNDEPOS on the following ideas:

  • Collaboration on a multi-year project of the adoption by co-operatives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Exchange of academic and administrative staff 
  • Collaboration on co-operatives research, training, teaching and publications
  • Co-organization of research symposia in Canada and Costa Rica 
  • Joint application for funding and scholarships 
  • Collaboration on externally funded technical assistance projects 
  • Promotion of other activities as mutually agreed

In 2022 Daphne Rixon was awarded a grant of $7,000 from the Global Affairs Canada, Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program. This grant covers travel and accommodations for Dr. Rixon and Dr. Fiona Duguid to undertake a study tour of Costa Rica to collaborate with Professor Campos on research and teaching activities as well as explore how both institutions can build on this partnership.

Costa Rican Co-operatives Excelling at Sustainability. CEARC. June 2023

Picture of Fundepos Building Exterior

Professor at FUNDEROS Costa Rica

Dr. Jorge Campos