About

SLASA is a student-driven organization based in Montreal, Canada. We strive to integrate the Spanish and Latin American students at McGill University into the greater Montreal community, thus increasing their self-development opportunities while sharing our culture and creating a vast network of students and professionals.  We want to make you feel like you never left home, so come meet our exec team and tell us how we can help you!

Activities

SLASA is proud to incorporate a wide portfolio of events, allowing students to have fun in social gatherings but also explore academic and professional fields. We are also very proud of our biggest initative, SLASummit, which was a Finalist in the Forces Avenir Mutual Aid and Peace category of Forces Avenir in 2015!

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Juebebes "Language Exchange"

On Thursdays, from 7pm-9pm SLASA meets at Carlos and Pepe’s to unwind and have a good time! Come and meet other people from Spain and Latin America as well as other nationalities… Everyone is invited! It’s also a good chance to practice your Spanish while making new friends.

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Parties

SLASA throws at least one party every semester! In the past we have thrown parties in prestigious night clubs such as La Mouche or top floor lofts. Like us on Facebook to get the latest updates!

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Networking Cocktail

For three consecutive years we have partnered with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Quebec. This event is a great opportunity to network with business people and perhaps find your next internship! SLASA is always a welcomed guest at CCLAQ’s events so don’t miss out to get involved! Our speakers and guests come from Bombardier, KPMG LLP, Scotiabank, BMO, and many more.

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SLASummit

Our biggest and most important event. SLASummit is a 4 day conference and case competition aimed to foster sustainable development in Latin American Communities. With participants from across Montreal, Canada and the US, last year we crowdfunded $5,000 and obtained 100,000 mile sponsorship to fly the three students of the winning team to Ecuador to implement the project. Learn more at www.slasummit.com , Like us on facebook and stay tuned for when registration opens!

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Oaxaca Biciclub

Kids in the rural and indigenous community of Santo Tomás de Ocotepec in the Mexican state of Oaxaca often have to travel about two hours by foot to reach their school. With the money that has been raised by SLASA over the course of two years, we  donated 15 bicycles, tools to fix them in case they break and started a bike club in a local high school so the children can get to school faster and thus improve their access to education. This student-lead project was started by our very own VP Fundraising, Jean-Yves Taranger, who saw the project through start to finish.

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Meet the team

Our execs come from all over the world and are always open to meet you and talk to you! Don’t be afraid to reach out!

Andrea

Co-President

Double Major Economics and Psychology

Armando

Co-President

Electrical and Software Engineering

Isa

VP Outreach

Major in Political Science and International Development, Minor in Management

Constance

VP Communications

Major in Political Science, Double Minor in Art History and Communication Studies

Cristina

VP Finance

Major in Economics, Double Minor in Finance and Sociology

Jean-Yves

VIP

Education and Social Studies

Inès

Part of the Project Development Team

Honors in International Development, Minor in Economics

Vincent

Part of the Project Development Team

Double Major in Hispanic Literature and International Development Studies

Alexia

Part of the Project Development Team

Environmental Sciences Studies

Ivan

Part of the Project Development Team

Masters in Applied Mathematics

Roxy

Part of the Project Development Team

Major in International Development, Minor in Hispanic Culture and Literature

Membership

SLASA is proud to launch and introduce its Membership Card program!

What can you do with it?

  • -FREE entry to our Welcome Party at Gert’s on September 19.
  • -Deals on tickets to our future events.
  • -Amazing discounts and benefits at our sponsors’ locations.

What are you waiting for? Check out our new sponsors and what they’re offering you!

Guia Latina to Montreal

Here is the food page with our restaurant and market recommendations.

Bocadillo

  • Price: $
  • Address: 3677 St-Laurent
  • Phone: 514-227-4041
  • Description: Pequeño local Venezolano, donde encuentras tequeños, empanadas y deliciosas arepas hasta las 4AM, perfecto para despues de una noche clubbing.

El Gallego

  • Price: $$
  • Address: 4602 St-Laurent
  • Phone (514) 843-3821
  • Description: Comida española, retransmiten los partidos de fútbol en directo.

Pintxo

  • Price: $$$
  • Address: 256 Rue Roy Est
  • Phone: (514) 844-0222
  • Description: Comida vasca, considerado uno de los mejores restaurantes de Montreal. Excelent Tapas!
Website

Carlos y Pepes

  • Price: $
  • Address: 1420 rue Peel
  • Phone: 514-288-3090
  • Description: Mexican restaurant and bar. Good for big group gatherings, and famous for their affordable daily specials.
Website

Solymar Restaurante

  • Price: $$
  • Address: 7610 St.Hubert (near Jean Talon metro station), Also at 4250 St.Denis
  • Phone: (514) 273-4446
  • Description: Very tasty Peruvian cuisine, probably one of the best peruvian restaurants in Montreal. Main dishes are HUGE, sharing is recommended! Must try the ‘picarones’ for dessert.
Website

Mochica

  • Price: $$$
  • Address: 3863 St.Denis
  • Phone: (514) 284-4448
  • Description: Very expensive Peruvian restaurant with very good food.
Website

Chipotle and Jalapeño

  • Address: 1481, Amherst St.
  • Phone: (514) 504-9015 ‎
  • Description: The most authentic and real Mexican food you can find in Montreal, no hard-shelled tacos that is!
Website

Tinto Cafe

  • Price: $
  • Address: 1417 rue Amherst
  • Phone: 514-903-4100 ‎
  • Description: Small and cozy Colombian coffee shop.


Sabor Latino (Market)

  • Price: $-$$
  • Address: 436 rue Belanger
  • Phone: 514-277-4130 ‎
  • Description: Latin Market, where you can buy all sorts of materials for your Latin dinner parties. You can find anything from MASECA for your tortillas, to delicious chile sauces and traditional drinks.
Website


Copacabana (Club)

  • Price: $
  • Address: 1106, boul de Maisonneuve Ouest ‎
  • Phone: (514) 282-7787
  • Description: $100 bottles before midnight on Saturday; Ladies night on Saturday


Tam-Tams (Event)

  • Description: Free event that gathers thousands of drum players, dancers, vendors and visitors, every Sunday, at the George-Etienne Cartier Monument in Mount Royal Park. It starts around 1 pm and continues until sunset. They take place officially from early May to late September.

Festival Peruano de Montreal (Event)

  • Description: The Peruvian Festival of Montreal is the biggest event of the peruvian community that is celebrated in the Jeanne-Mance park since 1972. It is celebrated every last sunday of the month of July. Price of entrance $5.