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Internship Professors

Students who enroll in the Internship for credit will be assigned an Internship Professor to guide them in their research.  Professors are assigned based on subject interest.  If a student is accepted in an internship which does not fit the interest of a professor listed below, a new professor will be assigned.


DidierDr. Didier Bazile is an invited professor of Geography at PUC-Valparaiso.  His primary research is in the field of agro-ecology.  Currently he is the Coordinator of International Projects for IMAS-ANR (Ministry of Research, France), IRSES-EU (European Union), and BRG (Foundation for Biodiversity, France).  He received his Masters of Geography and Land Use Planning with a focus on Environmental Studies from the University of Toulouse and his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Toulouse.  His publications include, “Diferenciación territorial asociada a la quinua en el secano costero de la sexta región, Chile: Consideraciones sobre las prácticas y representaciones sociales para un desarrollo sostenible.” Anales de la Sociedad Chilena de Ciencias Geográficas 2010; and “Cómo la valorización del patrimonio agrícola local puede participar dentro del ordenamiento territorial en un contexto de globalización.” Anales de la Sociedad Chilena de Ciencias Geográficas 2010.

Dr. Llambias-WolffDr. Jaime Llambías-Wolff was appointed as Associate Professor of the Division of Social Science at York University, in 1991 (Health and Society Program). Previously he taught at the University of Montreal, the University of Moncton and the University of Quebec in Montreal.  He has been an Invited Professor at the Business School of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, Chile, the International MBA at the Universidad de Santiago, Chile, and is also Professor at the Chilean Diplomatic Academy, since 1995. Professor Llambias-Wolff was a York University Senator from 2002-2005 and 2009-2012.

Besides his academic work, he has been the General Director of the Quebec Council for International Development, a regular consultant in Human resources for the Quebec Government and an international consultant for the Canadian International Development Agency. He has also a regular-weekly TV Interview Program on International Issues on Channel  9 (Quintavision-VTR) in Chile.  He is the former Vice-President of the Council for International Relations in Montreal and a former member of the Consultant Committee for Ethnical Relations at the Montreal Urban Community as well as a former member of the Board and the Executive Committe of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation. Professor Llambías-Wolff, was and NDP candidate in the federal elections of 1988.

He has published extensively in the areas of Development, Health Studies, Latin American Studies and Multicultural Issues. He has travelled frequently on professional missions and conferences to Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German.

Pino_Quivira_chileDr. Mario Alberto Pino Quivira is a professor of Geosciences at the Universidad Austral de Chile and is currently the Director of the Institute for Geosciences.  He has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Munster.  His current research includes: The Late Pleistocene – Early Holocene Site of Pilauco (South Central Chile) Paleoenvironment and Taphonomy, and development of a model for fortifying capabilities to assure and increase the supply of potable water in rural areas with tourism potential in the region of rivers.  His publications include: “Fossil Leaves from the Last Interglacial in Central-Southern Chile: Inferences Regarding the Vegetation and Paleoclimate.” Geológica Acta, 2011; and Guía práctica de geología costera y playas. En Práctica de la Geografía. Editorial Tecnológica de Costa Rica, 2009.