• December 10, 2018
    “A rising tide lifts all boats… as long as you have a boat” A popular seafarers’ analogy was a central theme as academics and community leaders met at Memorial University in St. John’s for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s Future Forums. While an appropriate metaphor for the place, it was a particularly fitting observation in the discussion on Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership.
  • December 3, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
    Congratulations to our 2018 mentor Nathalie Bondil, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • November 22, 2018
    It has been a very busy month for the Foundation, and I am pleased to be writing to you with some great news. My team and I are back from a four-day stop in Halifax, where two Future Forums sessions were held, as well as a meeting of the Board of Directors and the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Foundation.  
  • November 21, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is proud to announce the election of Patrick Pichette as Chair of its Board of Directors.
  • November 16, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s Future Forums teamed up with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
  • November 7, 2018
  • October 30, 2018
    In a cozy room in a recreation centre in Iqaluit, a group of people gathered for an engaging discussion on what it means to be a leader today. The participants were contributing to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s Future Forums consultation, exploring the importance of Engaged Leadership and Inclusive Excellence in Canada today. In Northern communities, the question of inclusion is of particular importance.
  • October 25, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation takes to heart the well-being of its community. That's why we're introducing new, proactive, modern policies that will help ensure the well-being of all our members. Policy on the prevention of harassment and violence In order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all members of the community, we are implementing a brand new zero tolerance policy regarding harassment and violence in the workplace and at activities organized by the Foundation.
  • October 11, 2018
    In the admirably unabashed way that characterized his work, the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, in a missive included in Letters: Summer 1926, his collected correspondence with fellow poets Marina Tsvetayeva and Boris Pasternak:
  • October 4, 2018
    The second of two Future Forums in Whitehorse included the participation of members of the Royal Society of Canada and the use of theatre arts to illustrate the two main themes of the consultations: Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership. The event took place at the MacBride Museum, surrounded by the Land and Light exhibit featuring the Yukon-inspired paintings of artist Ted Harrison.
  • October 2, 2018
    Impassioned discussions took place among participants who brought a wide range of experiences and knowledge to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s Future Forums consultation in Whitehorse on Tuesday. One major theme which emerged from the discussions was knowledge inclusion, and how some forms of knowledge are systematically left on the sidelines both in the academic world, and in general society.
  • September 13, 2018
    Participants at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Future Forums in Calgary tackled the consultation’s two tough issues head-on. Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership were discussed in order to gather insights and opinions on how the Foundation can help foster better inclusiveness through leadership in Canada.
  • September 12, 2018
    The Future Forums touched down in Yellowknife for what turned into a rich, even moving set of discussions about the meaning of Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership in the context of the Canadian North. “So much love, inspiration & power coming from these strong female Indigenous leaders!” Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation CEO Pascale Fournier tweeted following the session.
  • September 10, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation officially began the Future Forums in Edmonton. It is the start of a series of consultations in every province and territory. The goal is to get feedback from a broad swath of Canadians – from Foundation community members to industry, to Indigenous communities, industry and activist groups. The feedback the Foundation gets will help innovate its mission supporting scholarly pursuits in key areas including human rights, the environment, and Canada’s place in the world.
  • August 20, 2018
    The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation is proud to announce the arrival of a talented and engaged member of our team. As Senior Director, Leadership Programs and Communications, Thomas Ledwell is actively involved in the development and implementation of the Foundation’s fellowship alumni network, scholarship and mentorship leadership programs. He also contributes to the general awareness of the Foundation through innovative and inclusive communication strategies. He operates under the responsibility of the President and Chief Executive Officer.  
  • August 15, 2018
    In his masterpiece The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison wrote: "I am an invisible man. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” The theme of invisibility, of flesh and bone, language ​​and knowledge, inhabits us all. From art and theatre, to professional opportunities, social advancement and equity, the common denominator of the contemporary public debate is legitimate visibility.
  • August 7, 2018
    The Foundation is going through some exciting new changes. Following the appointment of Ron Bergamin on August 6th, it welcomes Tim Duboyce in the position of Director of Communications, effective August 7th, 2018. He will plan, manage and oversee the Foundation’s information, communications, promotional and public relations activities.
  • July 25, 2018
    On July 12, 2018, Alain-G. Gagnon, 2010 Foundation fellow, received the insignia of the Ordre de la Pléiade (French only) from the President of the National Assembly of Quebec and President of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, Jacques Chagnon.
  • July 9, 2018
    MONTRÉAL, 9 July 2018 – The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation announces the appointment of Pascale Fournier, Ad.E., as President and Chief Executive Officer. Succeeding Morris Rosenberg, her five year mandate begins on July 9th, 2018.
  • June 29, 2018
    On 7 June 2018, 2018 Foundation scholar Billy-Ray Belcourt received the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize for his debut collection of poems, This Wound is a World, becoming the youngest winner in the prize’s history. Blending the codes of love song, elegy, prayer, and manifesto, Billy-Ray’s poetry evokes the intimacy and violence of Indigenous embodied experiences in Canada.
  • June 26, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation appoints four new fellows The 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellowships: Audacious projects that are shaping the future of Canada and the world
  • June 21, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation appoints fifteen doctoral scholars across the country Outstanding students in the social sciences and humanities see their careers taking off.
  • June 14, 2018
    Congratulations to 2011 Foundation scholar Laure Waridel, who joined forces with class action firm Trudel Johnston & Lespérance on 14 June 2018. As special advisor in social justice and environmental matters, Laure will contribute her expertise and experiences to making Canada a fairer and more environmentally sustainable society.
  • June 1, 2018
    What are the challenges of legal research in the 21st century? To answer this question, the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law organized the first Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law. Three members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community contributed to the discussion.
  • May 30, 2018
    Congratulations to 2014 Foundation scholar Wendell Adjetey, whose doctoral dissertation, “From the North Star to the Black Star: African North Americans and the Search for a Land of Promise, 1919-1984” has received no less than four awards. In addition to receiving Yale University’s Willard Brittain, Jr. Leadership Award, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences bestowed three honors on Adjetey’s dissertation: the Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize for African American history, the Edwin W.
  • May 25, 2018
    Congratulations to Board director Farah Mohamed for making the Apolitical 2018 Gender Equality Top 100! Mohamed’s work as the Malala Fund CEO has channeled resources and policy change towards girls’ education in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and countries hosting Syrian refugees.
  • May 2, 2018
    For the ninth consecutive year, Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers will reward people who influence the laws, justice system, and legal profession in Canada and abroad today. Members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s community have been nominated in four of the five categories.
  • May 1, 2018
    Congratulations to 2011 Foundation mentor Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who has joined the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia as a professor. As UBC President Santa J. Ono declared, Turpel-Lafond’s tireless advocacy for vulnerable children and for Indigenous rights in the legal system makes her an “exemplary addition” to the Allard School of Law.
  • April 30, 2018
    Congratulations to 2017 Foundation scholar Benjamin Gagnon Chainey, who won the 2017 Mœbius Public’s Prize for “Full Moon”  (French only). Benjamin was first announced as one of the five finalists in January 2018.
  • April 18, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Pascale Fournier, Ad.E., as President and Chief Executive Officer Montreal, April 18th, 2018 Dear members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community,
  • April 15, 2018
    In 2015, Foundation director Patrick Pichette retired as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Google Inc. and went on a three-year travel sabbatical, sparking a larger conversation about work-life balance. In a CNBC article published on 15 April 2018, Pichette announced he would be joining the Canadian venture capital firm iNovia as a general partner.
  • April 9, 2018
    Congratulations to 2010 Foundation scholar Lisa Kelly on receiving the 2017-2018 Stanley M. Corbett Award for Excellence in Teaching! Kelly and fellow professor Dharman Kissoun were recognized by Queen’s University Faculty of Law and the Law Students’ Society, which established the award as a joint initiative to honour teaching excellence by law instructors. It is worth mentioning that Kelly was particularly distinguished with this award in her second year of teaching only!
  • April 6, 2018
    Do you work for the defense of human rights in Canada? Within the framework of his fellowship project at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, “Opening up to the Americas in order to protect human rights and committing to reconciliation,” 2017 fellow Bernard Duhaime invites you to participate in a consultation phase by answering this online questionnaire.
  • April 3, 2018
    Congratulations to 2006 Foundation fellow Jennifer Welsh, named Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security! Focusing on the changing character and regulation of armed conflicts, Welsh and her team will analyze the impact of human rights norms – such as criminal accountability and the responsibility to protect – on the causes and conduct of war.
  • March 12, 2018
    2012 Foundation scholar Kerrie Thornhill was appointed assistant professor in gender violence in the department of Global Health and Development, within the Faculty of Public Health and Policy of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Congratulations, Kerrie!
  • March 12, 2018
    Congratulations to 2010 Foundation fellow Alain-G. Gagnon, who will head the Centre d’analyse politique sur la constitution et le fédéralisme (CAP-CF) (information in French only) created on 12 March 2018 at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The first of its kind in Canada, the creation of the CAP-CF is part of Gagnon's third term (2017-2024) as Canada Research Chair in Quebec and Canadian Studies.
  • March 7, 2018
    On 6 March 2018, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) named 2011 Foundation mentor Rita Deverell the 2018 ACTRA National Woman of the Year. Just two days ahead of International Women’s Day, this nomination rewards Deverell’s numerous artistic and advocacy achievements as well as her decades-long passion for supporting women and the under-represented in the Canadian audiovisual industry.
  • February 22, 2018
    From the Teslin Tlingit Peacemaker Court in Yukon to the Akwesasne Mohawk Court in Ontario-Quebec-New York, Indigenous communities are increasingly formalizing their own judicial practices and institutions. Despite the diversity among Indigenous legal norms across Canada, there are commonalities in the values and approaches they embody as well as a shared aspiration towards self-governance.
  • February 21, 2018
    Congratulations to 2012 Foundation scholar Carla Suarez, who joins 2013 scholar Sara Pavan as one of five 2017 Killam postdoctoral fellows. Carla joined the University of British Columbia’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in January 2018 and examines the role of social ties in influencing combatants to demobilize and return to their communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • February 20, 2018
    2009 scholar Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry has been jointly appointed by the Faculty of Law at McGill University and the Institute for Health and Social Policy as assistant professor. Currently at the Peter A. Allard School of Law of the University of British Columbia, Beaudry specializes in human rights, legal theory, disability studies, and bioethics.
  • January 31, 2018
    Last November, the dissertation of 2010 Trudeau scholar Leila Qashu was awarded the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Award for Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Her dissertation, “Toward an Understanding of Justice, Belief and Women’s Rights: Ateetee, an Arsi Oromo Women’s sung Dispute Resolution in Ethiopia,” was praised by for its interdisciplinarity.
  • January 30, 2018
  • January 25, 2018
    Benjamin Gagnon Chainey, a 2017 Trudeau scholar, is one of five finalists in the final round of the 2017 Moebius Public’s Prize, an award given to the best text published in Mœbius, a journal of Quebec literature, in the last year.
  • January 25, 2018
    Jesse Thistle, a 2016 Trudeau scholar, has become the youngest member of the Board of Directors of Raising the Roof. Launched in 1996 by members of the Canadian Non-Profit Housing Foundation, Raising the Roof provides national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness. “It's a pretty big deal for a student, at least to me who works in the housing sector,” said Thistle.
  • January 25, 2018
    In December 2017, Governor General Julie Payette announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Six members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community were listed among the new members of the Order.
  • December 14, 2017
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  • December 8, 2017
  • November 27, 2017
    While we might be used to reading op-eds by Canadian scholars and seeing academics interviewed on TV, institutional support for researchers’ public engagement is not a given. Policy Options editor-in-chief Jennifer Ditchburn reflects on a workshop led by Foundation scholars and fellows on the topic.
  • November 27, 2017
    On 15-17 November in Montréal, 160 people attended Essential Ideas, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s 14th annual forum. Five plenary bilingual sessions and 18 break-out sessions maximized interactions and learning among citizens, decision makers, thinkers, and practitioners.
  • November 13, 2017
    On 12 November 2017, Montréal’s largest daily, La Presse+, published Part I of a special dossier on the Foundation, tagging it as a cross between an innovative community, a vital meeting place, and an unique network.
  • November 6, 2017
    2012 Scholar Daniel Werb has signed a book deal with Bloomsbury US for a general interest non-fiction book based on his research in Tijuana. The City of Omens will be published in 2019. It is a public-health true crime narrative dealing with immigration, drug war, human trafficking and murders of Tijuana’s women.
  • October 18, 2017
    2013 Foundation fellow Timothy Caulfield is known nationally for debunking myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector. Now he is adding a string to his bow by hosting the six-part documentary series “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death” on VisionTV. In the series, Caulfield takes a closer look at people’s willingness to do whatever it takes to live longer and look better – experimenting on himself in the process.
  • September 14, 2017
    Congratulations to 2013 scholar Sara Pavan, one of four 2017 Killam postdoctoral fellows.
  • September 12, 2017
    - A report from Sophia Murphy and Anelyse Weiler Six dollars and twenty-two cents for a 1-kg bag of carrots in Nunavut. Almost one third of children in the Northwest Territories facing food insecurity. Half of a northern Ontario family’s monthly income spent just putting food on the table.
  • September 8, 2017
    Earlier this month, the Association for Queer Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association awarded 2015 scholar William Hébert the 2017 Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize for outstanding anthropological scholarship on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans* topic.
  • September 7, 2017
    On 7 September, 2005 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The 89 new RSC fellows of diverse backgrounds and disciplines were chosen by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement. 
  • August 14, 2017
    As part of the Foundation’s targeted areas of inquiry initiative, 2014 scholar Aaron Mills received support in 2016-2017 to carry out a project entitled Revitalizing Anishinaabe Innakonigewin. This community-based and community-led project, grounded in Couchiching First Nation, consisted of a series of bi-weekly shar
  • July 17, 2017
  • July 12, 2017
    - A report by scholars Stéphanie Roy, Gillian McKay, Milad Parpouchi, and Antoine Pellerin
  • June 30, 2017
    Two members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed members of the Order of Canada on 30 June 2017. This honour recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Included among the 99 recipients announced by the Governor General of Canada, are:
  • June 21, 2017
    2014 scholar Claudia Stoicescu was awarded the Barnett Prize for the year's best research paper from Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention, for her paper “Intimate partner violence and HIV-related sexual risk behaviour among women who inject drugs in Indonesia: a respondent-driven sampling study.”  
  • June 5, 2017
    York University has announced that Steven Hoffman, 2012 scholar, has been appointed a Full Professor at the School of Health Policy & Management and cross-appointed to Osgoode Hall Law School. He will be working to develop the school’s new inter-faculty Global Health Research Institute and will be nominated as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Governance and Social Innovation.
  • June 2, 2017
    The Digital Publishing Awards Gala took place in Toronto on 1 June 2017. Tim Caulfield, 2013 fellow, won in the “best blog or online-only column” category. The award recognizes his regular Policy Options column, “The Cure,” which discusses popular health myths. Policy Options Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Ditchburn accepted the award on Caulfield’s behalf, calling him “an important voice in support of evidence and science” in Canada and globally.
  • June 1, 2017
    McGill University has announced that 2014 scholar Aaron Mills will join its Faculty of Law as an assistant professor in August 2018. Mills’ research and teaching focuses on Indigenous legal systems and the Indigenous constitutional orders that guide and sustain them. He is currently completing his doctorate at the University of Victoria, where he is working to create a theory of Anishinaabe legal order.
  • May 31, 2017
    Each year, the Canadian Political Science Association awards the Donald Smiley Prize to the best book published in English or French relating to the study of government and politics in Canada.
  • May 29, 2017
    Each year, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) research communication contest challenges researchers to tell the story of how their SSHRC-funded research is changing Canadian lives in either 300 words or 3 minutes. 2014 scholar Tammara Soma was amongst this year’s finalists for her video “Closing the Loop: Food Waste and Consumption in Indonesia.” The video questions our assumptions about food consumption and waste patterns in the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world.
  • May 25, 2017
    2009 scholar David Theodore has been named the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Health, and Computation, Tier 2. Theodore is an assistant professor at the McGill University School of Architecture. Tier 2 Chairs recognize exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. They are valued at $100,000 annually for five years with one opportunity for renewal.
  • May 23, 2017
    The 11th edition of the intensive urban design workshop WAT_UNESCO organized by 2005 fellow Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at the Université de Montréal, took place from 15 to 24 May 2017 in the town of Évry in France. The goal was to discuss universities’ contributions to the cultural and social life of the city.
  • May 17, 2017
    Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts awards two Molson Prizes – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, to Canadians who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage. This year, 2013 fellow Kent Roach was awarded the social sciences and humanities prize.
  • May 12, 2017
    When crowds across North America and Europe arrive at the shows on Irish rock band U2’s Joshua Tree anniversary tour, they will be greeted with the poetry of 2005 fellow George Elliott Clarke.
  • May 10, 2017
    Late last year, the Canadian Ministers of Health and Justice requested that the Council of Canadian Academies conduct independent reviews on issues related to medically assisted death. To that end, the Council has named an expert panel which will examine three particularly complex cases: requests by mature minors, advance requests, and requests where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition.
  • May 8, 2017
    The nominees for the 2017 Digital Publishing Awards, which recognize excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publishing, were recently announced. Tim Caulfield, 2013 fellow, was named a finalist in the “best blog or online-only column” category. The award recognizes his regular Policy Options column, The Cure, which discusses popular health myths. The winners will be presented at the DPA Gala on June 1, 2017, at The Spoke Club in Toronto.
  • May 5, 2017
    Several members of the Foundation community will take part in two major annual gatherings of Canadian academics: the 85th Congress of l'Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), which will take place 8 – 12 May at McGill University on the theme of “Towards new heights,” and the 86th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, which will take place at Ryerson University from 27 May to 2 June on the theme of “The next 150.
  • May 2, 2017
    Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts’ Killam prizes recognize the career achievements of eminent Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities. 2006 fellow John Borrows is this year’s winner in the social sciences category.
  • April 13, 2017
    From May 29-June 3, 2015 visiting fellow Cleo Paskal will teach a summer school at the Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales at the Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM). The course will be taught in English and will explore the factors and major players shaping geopolitics and geoeconomics in the region. It will also look to the future at how current events in the Indo-Pacific have the potential to shape the global future.
  • April 11, 2017
    Each year, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) research communication contest challenges researchers to tell the story of how their SSHRC-funded research is changing Canadian lives in either 300 words or 3 minutes. 2014 scholar Tammara Soma was named one of 25 finalists in the 2017 contest for her video “Closing the Loop: Food Waste and Consumption in Indonesia.” The video questions our assumptions about food consumption and waste patterns in the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world.
  • April 5, 2017
    The University of Guelph recently announced the establishment of the Arrell Food Institute whose mission is to transform the global food economy, with the university’s largest-ever single donation of $20 million from the Arrell Family Foundation.
  • March 27, 2017
    - A report by 2014 scholar Tammara Soma
  • March 24, 2017
    - A report by 2015 scholar Anelyse Weiler With the decline of traditional organized labour and the rise of insecure employment, people hired in restaurants, farming and food-processing face tremendous challenges to realizing decent work. The recent expansion of ‘low-skill’ labour-migration streams in Canada and crackdowns on undocumented migrants in the United States have intensified workers’ vulnerability. These barriers, however, have elicited powerful movements across the food system for workplace dignity, human rights and immigration reform. 
  • March 20, 2017
    - A report by 2016 scholars Anna Dion, Heather Bullock, Gerard Kennedy and Antoine Pellerin
  • March 1, 2017
    2016 Trudeau scholar Antoine Pellerin wears several hats. A lawyer, the holder of an MBA, and a doctoral candidate at Université Laval, Pellerin cofounded the Montréal theatre company ExLibris and has been its executive director since 2013. “The mission of ExLibris is not dissimilar to the mission of the public intellectual,” says Pellerin. “Namely, to think critically about society.” The latest show of the young troupe is showing at Montréal’s Denise Pelletier theatre until Tuesday 14 March.
  • February 13, 2017
    In January 2017, 2011 Trudeau mentor Rita Deverell was appointed a trustee of the Royal Ontario Museum for a three-year term by Order in Council of the Premier of Ontario. Find out more
  • February 6, 2017
    It is with great sadness that we learned that Mr. Roy L. Heenan passed away on Friday after a lengthy illness. Roy was the first chairman of the Board of Directors of The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (2001-2012) and was one of the driving forces behind the creation of our organization. He remained a director, a member, and the chairman emeritus of the Foundation until his death.
  • January 26, 2017
    Steven Hoffman, 2012 scholar and the scientific director of the Canadian Institute of Health Research's Institute of Population and Public Health, has announced 20 new planning grants to support social scientists working on population or public health as they prepare applications for Canadian Institute of Health Research's Foundation and Project's grants competitions.
  • January 10, 2017
    Since January 2017, 2010 Trudeau Fellow Alain-G. Gagnon is the new chairholder of the Chaire d’études du Québec contemporain at Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle for the current academic year. The Chair’s program of work will illuminate the relationship between culture, literature and politics in Quebec.
  • January 9, 2017
    Two members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed members of the Order of Canada on 30 December 2016. This honour recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Included among the 100 recipients announced by the Governor General of Canada, are:
  • December 20, 2016
    The following text constitutes the public response of The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation to the National Post reporting about its donations and governance. The letter was published in the National Post on 20 December 2016.  -- To the Editor:
  • December 15, 2016
    The last consultation of the Pluralism Project’s cross-country tour, led by 2015 Trudeau Fellow Bessma Momani of the University of Waterloo and 2015 Trudeau Mentor Jillian Stirk of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, took place on 14 December, in Montréal.
  • December 14, 2016
    Canada has implicitly and explicitly embraced diversity as one of the foundational characteristics of what makes us a country. However, some institutions like the Canadian Armed Forces do not reflect the demographic makeup of Canada. The aim of the workshop taking place in Waterloo on 12-13 April 2017 is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of academics, policy practitioners, and Canadian Armed Forces personnel to present research and insights on this issue. 2016 Trudeau fellow Bessma Momani will be part of the workshop.
  • December 9, 2016
    Building Community: Ideas for the Future of Citizenship and Belonging This year, the 13th Annual Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Conference took place in Vancouver on 16-17 November. If you think, like us, that a picture is worth a thousand words, please watch this video-summary of the conference:
  • December 8, 2016
    The Alumni Society of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is pleased to introduce its new executive committee, elected on 28 October 2016.
  • December 2, 2016
    2016 Trudeau fellow Adelle Blackett, professor of law and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development.
  • November 29, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has been in the news over the last week regarding a donation. We have limited our communications on this to answering media queries and correcting reporting errors. What follows are the key facts. Key facts:
  • November 28, 2016
    In honour of Carleton University’s 75th anniversary in 2017, the university will profile 75 of the Faculty of Public Affairs’ most inspiring alumni over the next year. Among them will be 2010 Trudeau fellow Janine Brodie, Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance at the University of Alberta. Find out more
  • November 25, 2016
    - Report by Benjamin Perryman, 2015 Trudeau Scholar and Lisa Kerr, 2012 Trudeau Scholar
  • November 22, 2016
    2014 Trudeau scholar Aaron Mills was honoured with the Talent Award, one of five Impact Awards of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral scholarship or fellowship holder.
  • November 10, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is a learning organization interested in innovative models of research and collaboration.
  • November 9, 2016
    The Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue is presented every second year to an individual who has demonstrated international excellence in the use of dialogue to increase mutual understanding and advance complex public issues. Nominations are encouraged from around the world in the fields of international diplomacy and conflict resolution, climate solutions, intercultural dialogue, civic engagement, and urban sustainability.
  • November 7, 2016
    2004 mentor Louise Arbour was recently honoured by the Alumni Society of Université de Montréal with its Order of Merit Award. The award is given to those who embody hard work, discipline, courage and success, and who make important contribution to the world. Arbour graduated from the Université de Montréal’s Law School in 1970.
  • October 21, 2016
    2013 scholar Anna-Louise Crago has been named a 2016 recipient of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case, which recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the goal of equality for women and girls in Canada. The award recognizes her work as a human rights advocate, social service-provider and researcher in sex-work and street-involved communities. Find out more here. 
  • October 20, 2016
    2010 scholar Adolfo Agundez-Rodriguez was recently awarded the l’ADÉSAQ (Association des Doyens des Études Supérieures au Québec) Prize for Excellence for his thesis on ethical aspects of consumption and on over-consumption as a reason for social inequality and environmental damage. Read the announcement here.  
  • October 19, 2016
    2005 Trudeau mentor Ken Wiwa passed away earlier this month at the age of 47. Nigerian author and political activist, Wiwa was a former feature writer and columnist at The Globe and Mail. He served as a special assistant to three Nigerian presidents and was the son of environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Find out more
  • October 13, 2016
  • October 11, 2016
    2005 fellow Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at the Université de Montréal, has received a gold medal Inter-American Prize for Educational Innovation, awarded by the Inter-American organization for Higher Education as part of its WAT_UNESCO project.  
  • October 6, 2016
    Pluralism and diversity issues are one area of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s expertise. On 21 September 2016, Morris Rosenberg, the Foundation president and chief executive officer, moderated a high-level international panel on the benefits of inclusion and diversity, on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.
  • October 4, 2016
    Four Trudeau scholars have won a Banting fellowship for 2015-16. 2011 scholar Lara Rosenoff Gauvin’s  project "We Are Sons and Daughters of Bwoc" will dive into community knowledge translation and land rights in rural post-conflict Northern Uganda at McGill University’s Department of Anthropology.
  • September 28, 2016
    Dyane Adam, 2008 Trudeau mentor, has accepted a new role as the president of a board that will oversee the planning for a new French university in Ontario. Adams has previously taken on the roles of Principal of York University’s francophone Glendon campus and of Commissioner for Official Languages. Many in Ontario’s francophone community have been pushing for a new French language university in the province for some time.
  • September 26, 2016
    Former Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation President and current Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs Stephen Toope has been nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He will become the first known non-Briton to hold the post once his nomination is approved by the university’s governing body. This new position will mark a return to his alma mater for Mr. Toope, who earned his PhD. from the university in 1987.
  • September 21, 2016
      2010 Trudeau fellow Alain-G. Gagnon from the Université du Québec à Montréal became president-elect of The Royal Society of Canada’sAcademy of Social Sciences. This appointment takes effect on 17 November 2016.
  • September 20, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation supports cutting-edge research initiatives that engage communities in Canada and abroad
  • September 14, 2016
    Since the advent of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, courts have become a focal point for policy change in Canada. Faced with litigation and court rulings, governments have been forced to develop or amend policy in such areas as safe  injection sites, sex work, and assisted dying. Increasingly, these landmark cases include extensive  social science evidentiary records.
  • September 13, 2016
    2003 Trudeau scholar Pascale Fournier, professor and research chair in legal pluralism and comparative law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa has been elected as a member of the 2016 cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Professor Fournier will join approximately eighty newly-elected Royal Society of Canada members whose notable achievements in the areas of research, arts and science are honoured this year.
  • September 12, 2016
    2013 Trudeau fellow Jennifer Clapp is one of the 89 new fellows of The Royal Society of Canadafellows. Royal Society fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.
  • September 9, 2016
    McCall MacBain Foundation makes largest gift in the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s history   John H. McCall MacBain, Marcy McCall MacBain, McCall MacBain Foundation and Morris Rosenberg, president and CEO, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
  • September 1, 2016
    In 2015, former paralympic athlete and 2011 scholar, Danielle Peers received her doctorate in physical education and recreation from University of Alberta. This summer, she returned to her alma mater and is now working with her former colleagues as an assistant professor in the field of adapted physical activity. During her interview with the University of Alberta’s newspaper, she addressed how her scholarship shaped her doctoral research:
  • August 29, 2016
    2016 Trudeau scholar Jesse Thistle, who is Métis-Cree, overcame 10 years living on the streets to become a leading voice on intergenerational trauma. One of York University’s top students, Jesse’s doctoral research draws heavily from his personal background.
  • August 26, 2016
    law; criminal law and evidence
    2010 Trudeau scholar Lisa Kelly has joined the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University as a professor. She will teach criminal law and evidence. This position is Kelly’s first teaching role—she was previously a fellow at Centre for Reproductive Rights and Columbia Law School in New York City. To read more, check out the article here.
  • August 24, 2016
    - Report by Bailey Gerrits, 2015 Trudeau scholar On 10-11 August 2016, over 250 students, on- and off-campus anti-violence service providers, post-secondary administrators, researchers, and policymakers attended Ontario Universities Taking Action Against Sexual Violence Conference (OUTA) to hear from 18 speakers on ways to prevent sexual violence.
  • August 8, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is happy to announce that it has approved its second round of targeted-area-of-inquiry (TAI) projects. The three projects include an exploration of Indigenous law, a social innovation lab addressing food waste, and a dialogue on the inclusion of Muslim-Canadian youth.
  • August 5, 2016
    2014 mentor Mary Simon, a longtime Inuit leader, has been appointed as a special representative to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development, Carolyn Bennett. In this role she will advise the Federal government about the spending needs of the Arctic. She plans to consult and include Northern communities and First Nations groups to ensure that they have a say in the design and operations of any projects that affect them.
  • August 2, 2016
    2004 Trudeau scholar and Queen’s law professor Grégoire Webber has been appointed as the legal affairs advisor to the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Check out the article
  • July 29, 2016
    2007 Trudeau mentor Ursula Franklin died on 22 July 2016 at the age of 94. Prominent University of Toronto professor and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Franklin was one of Canada's most accomplished scientists and educators, as well as a renowned feminist and peace activist. She is greatly missed by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community. You can read Ms. Franklin’s obituary here.
  • July 28, 2016
    2007 Trudeau scholar Alexander Aylett passed away on 23 July 2016 after a long battle with cancer. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation offers sincere condolences to his wife Luna and their daughters Inara and Aurora.You can read Alex’s obituary here. 
  • July 26, 2016
    Steven Hoffman, a leading international lawyer and global health researcher at the University of Ottawa, and 2012 Trudeau scholar, has been appointed as incoming Scientific Director of CIHR's (Canadian Institute of Health Research) Institute of Population and Public Health and is CIHR's lead for global health. This appointment is effective August 1, 2016.
  • July 12, 2016
    John McGarry, a 2011 Trudeau fellow who was recently made an officer of the order of Canada received the social sciences and humanitiesCanada Council for the Arts Molson Prize in July.The prize allows recipients to contribute to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. Read his interview in The Whig newspaper.
  • July 5, 2016
  • June 30, 2016
    A total of six members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed to the Order of Canada among the 113 new appointments announced by the Governor General of Canada on 30 June 2016. This honour recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
  • June 29, 2016
    NOW Magazine named Jake Pyne, 2014 Trudeau scholar, advocate and researcher in Toronto's transgender community for many years, one of the six Toronto’s queer heroes this year. Here is what they say :
  • June 24, 2016
    How to attract diversity beyond larger Canadian urban centres? How can social diversity be harnessed for greater economic advantage? And is Canada making the most of social diversity in its cities and towns?
  • June 22, 2016
    Two members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation have been appointed to the Order of Québec during a ceremony on 22 June 2016. The members are 2009 mentor Alanis Obomsawin, appointed Grand Officier to the Ordre of Quebec and 2011 scholar Laure Waridel, appointed Knight to the Order of Quebec.
  • June 20, 2016
    Canada's engagement in international democracy promotion has undergone profound transformation in the past decade. Canada was a leading actor in promoting democracy as part of human rights for many years. However its engagement has waned in recent years despite increasing global demand for support to democratic transitions.
  • June 15, 2016
    Trudeau Scholar Memee Dawn Lavell-Harvard was bestowed an honourary Doctorate of Education this month by Nipissing University. The 2003 scholar, currently the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) President, was presented with the honourary degree in North Bay during the university's convocation on June 9.
  • June 10, 2016
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  • June 6, 2016
    2015 Trudeau scholar Erin Aylward
  • May 31, 2016
    Since Confederation in 1867, Canada has identified and conducted itself as a country of two founding nations, the British and the French, while subordinating the status of Indigenous peoples. A new project is seeking to alter that narrative through official recognition, on the 150th anniversary of the 1867 confederation, of the foundational contributions of Indigenous peoples to the formation of Canada, in addition to the British and the French.
  • May 31, 2016
    Kent Roach, a 2013 Trudeau fellow at the University of Toronto, an expert in constitutional law, and a human rights advocate, has won two prestigious awards with his colleague Craig Forcese for their work analyzing the balance between civil liberties and national security.
  • May 20, 2016
    For Tahnee Prior, 2015 Trudeau scholar and doctoral candidate in global governance at the University of Waterloo, talking about gender issues in the Arctic does not come second. That is why she co-created with McGill law student Rachel Kohut Plan A, a digital storytelling platform that gathers and shares lived experiences of women across the Arctic.
  • May 10, 2016
    University of Alberta School of Public Health professor Timothy Caulfield, one of our 2013 Trudeau Fellows, just won the Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA)'s Science in Society General Book Award.
  • May 3, 2016
    Several Foundation members will take part in two major annual gatherings of Canadian academics: the 84thCongress of l'Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) will take place from 9 to 13 May at Université du Québec à Montréal on the theme of “Meeting points,” and the 85thCongress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will take place at University of Calgary, from 28 May to 3 June on the theme of “Energizing communities.”
  • April 29, 2016
    Three events financed by the Public Interaction Program and partners will take place soon: > Canada's role on issues of LGBTI people with Erin Aylward, 2015 scholar1-3 June 2016 | Ottawa (Ontario) This roundtable aims to strengthen collaboration among Canadian civil society actors working on LGBTI issues globally and to forge new connections within the public sector.
  • April 25, 2016
    The Middle East is experiencing the systematic collapse of a political order put in place one hundred years ago. This breakdown is creating ripples far beyond the region, pushing refugees up against an increasingly tightly wound Europe and exporting ideologies and ideologues that promote violence around the world. The breakdown of order can be remarkably quick, but the construction of a new order is painfully slow. How then should Canada deal with a part of the world that is likely to remain turbulent and violent for the foreseeable future yet is important to the world and to Canadians?
  • April 22, 2016
    2003 Trudeau scholar Robert Leckey, full professor specializing in constitutional and family law, has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Law of McGill University. Leckey’s five-year term will begin on 1 July 2016. “Professor Leckey has distinguished himself in a leadership capacity, both within McGill and across Canada,” says Christopher Manfredi, McGill’s provost and vice-principal academic. Read the announcement
  • April 14, 2016
    “Women, Contemporary Indigenous Issues, and Resistance” is the title of the new educational multimedia kit produced by Rita Deverell, 2011 Trudeau mentor and member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Society Executive Committee. This tool aims to strip away fears and stigmas that keep people from speaking openly about Indigenous issues. Designed for sharing, the kit includes five print pieces and an 83-minute video.
  • April 11, 2016
    Two members of the Trudeau community are the winners of the 2016 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences presented by the Federation for the humanities and social science for the excellence of their scholarly books and their enrichment of the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada. Canada Prize in the Social Sciences
  • April 8, 2016
    2015 scholar Anelyse Weiler has won a Power of Youth Leadership Award in the Leadership Award for Research, Analysis and Solutions category, for her commitment to the advancement of food and agriculture-based livelihoods that promote ecological resilience and enable everyone to live and migrate with dignity.
  • March 31, 2016
    2013 Trudeau mentor, business and community leader, Evaleen Jaager Roy will receive an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University, in June 2016, for the lasting legacy she built during her tenure as University’s board chair. Read the announcement
  • March 22, 2016
    Are multicultural societies more or less prosperous than the alternatives? Is transnationalism an opportunity or a threat? And is Canada making the most of social diversity in its cities and towns?
  • March 14, 2016
  • March 11, 2016
  • March 9, 2016
    2010 Trudeau fellow and professor in the Department of Political Science at Université du Québec à Montréal Alain-G. Gagnon won the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies. Each year, this award honours a researcher who makes an important contribution to the international development of Canadian studies. It will be presented to Alain-G. Gagnon on June 11th during the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) cocktail to be held at the University of Ottawa..
  • March 7, 2016
    Each year the Public Policy Forum's Testimonial Dinner pays tribute to distinguished leaders who have made outstanding contributions to public policy and good governance.
  • March 4, 2016
    Issues around social cohesion, the mass movement of people, and belonging are among the most complex and divisive questions facing many countries today. As part of its mission to support critical thinking and engagement on issues important to our collective future, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation organized a series of events at London, United Kingdom, at the end of February and beginning of March 2016.
  • March 3, 2016
    Canada is rapidly moving into a new reality for end-of-life care. From an all-out ban, Canada is on course to adopt some of the most progressive assisted death legislation in the world. In her Trudeau Conference / Big Thinking lecture, 2015 Trudeau fellow Jocelyn Downie of Dalhousie University explores recent policy discussions, explains what’s at stake and sketches possible scenarios for end-of-life law and policy.
  • February 5, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is proud to announce that eleven new Trudeau mentors will enrich its community in 2016.
  • January 14, 2016
    In this video, the Donald J. Savoie Institute showcases Donald Savoie, leading Canadian public policy expert and '04 Trudeau fellow. He was recently honoured with a prestigious 2015 Canada Council Killam Prize.
  • January 6, 2016
    image via CBC Named the seventh parliamentary poet laureat in Canadian history, Georges Elliott Clarke is Professor of English at the University of Toronto, and in 2005 Trudeau fellow.
  • December 21, 2015
      (image via SCAI-Twitter)   Grégoire Webber, '04 Trudeau scholar, was honoured with Governor General's prestigious Meritorious Service Medal this December in a ceremony in Ottawa.
  • December 15, 2015
    2010 scholar Amanda Clarke, Assistant Professor at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy & Administration, has been awarded an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Her project entitled Civic Technologies in North American Municipalities: Reviving New Public Management or Realizing Network Governance?, will gather empirical information that is currently lacking on the effectiveness of civic technologies.
  • December 14, 2015
  • November 21, 2015
    2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Conference in Ottawa All the plenary sessions will be available soon online on our YouTube channel.
  • November 19, 2015
    Indigenous rapporteurs
    Fail, Adapt, Innovate: Institutions for a Changing Society  The 12th Annual Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Conference, Ottawa, 12-14 November 2015
  • November 19, 2015
    Fail, Adapt, Innovate: Institutions for a Changing Society  The 12th Annual Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Conference, Ottawa, 12-14 November 2015
  • November 17, 2015
      Jeremy Schmidt, '09 Trudeau Scholar, was honoured with a prestigious SSHRC Impact Award for his work as a Banting Fellow in the Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University.   The Impact Awards, offered to five of "Canada's best researchers" by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) was presented at a gala ceremony at Ottawa's National Arts Centre.  
  • November 5, 2015
    2008 Trudeau Foundation mentor Guy Vanderhaeghe, already a prolific award-winning Canadian novelist & scholar, recently won top fiction honours at the prestigious Governor General's literary awards.
  • September 15, 2015
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation congratulates this year’s recipients of its prestigious research fellowships. Five researchers in the social sciences and humanities will share $1 million in awards
  • September 2, 2015
    François Crépeau (McGill University, Montreal), 2008 Trudeau Fellow, is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. Listen to his interview (only in French) on ICI Radio-Canada. 
  • August 24, 2015
  • July 10, 2015
    Trudeau fellow Ronald Rudin has launched the website for the Lost Stories Project, supported by his Trudeau fellowship. The project seeks out little-known stories about the Canadian past, transforms them into inexpensive works of public art, and documents the process in short films. The website features the project's pilot film, which tells the lost story of Thomas Widd, a deaf man who founded Montreal's Mackay School for the Deaf in the late nineteenth century.
  • July 8, 2015
    From funding new cancer drugs for Canadian children to the impact of social media on youth empathy, the exceptional research of our 2015 Trudeau scholars is pressing, ground-breaking and getting noticed. Delve into stories, interviews and discussions sparked worldwide by their pressing work in the humanities and social sciences.
  • July 8, 2015
    Dr. Stephen Toope, who is a Member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada on 1 July 2015.
  • July 7, 2015
    2012 Trudeau scholar Dan Werb and research scientist at the BC Centre for excellence in HIV/AIDS has been awarded a $1.5 million-US research grant for a five-year project on ways of preventing injection drug use and the spread of addiction.
  • June 16, 2015
    Once again, the Trudeau Foundation community was thoroughly involved at Congress 2015, Canada’s largest gathering for scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.
  • June 9, 2015
  • May 5, 2015
    Two 2012 Trudeau scholars are finalists for 38th National Magazine Awards, recognizing excellence in Canadian magazines for 2014.
  • April 21, 2015
    The Canada Council for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2015 Killam Program on 14 April 2015. Donald Savoie, a 2004 Trudeau fellow at the Université de Moncton and a leading Canadian expert on public policy, public administration and federalism, was awarded a $100,000 Killam Prize in recognition of his exceptional career achievements in social sciences.
  • April 16, 2015
    2004 Trudeau scholar Grégoire Webber, Professor of Law at Queen’s University and past president of the Trudeau Foundation Society, has been named Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law. Photo : Faculty of Law, Queen's University
  • April 9, 2015
    2003 Trudeau scholar Pascale Fournier, Professor and Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa has been named part-time commissioner of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse for a five-year mandate. Within these new functions, Professor Fournier will fulfill the Commission’s multidisciplinary mandate of promotion, research and advocac
  • March 24, 2015
    The Quebec Council for the Arts and Literature has announced that 2009 Trudeau mentor Alanis Obomsawin will join the Quebec Order for the Arts and Literature. This honour is bestowed on individuals in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the promotion of Quebec's arts and literature. 
  • March 17, 2015
    2014 Trudeau Scholar Jake Pyne spoke in a press conference at the Ontario Legislature in support of MPP Cheri Dinovo's Bill 77, "The Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act".
  • March 12, 2015
    2012 Trudeau fellow Joseph Heath, a philosopher and professor at the University of Toronto, won a national award for his book Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives on rationality and appeal to reason. The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, worth $25,000, was awarded to Heath during the
  • March 2, 2015
    It will be a homecoming for 2009 Trudeau mentor and former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan, a two-time Dalhousie graduate (BA’71, LLB’74). She will officially be installed as Dalhousie University’s seventh chancellor on Monday, May 25 during Dalhousie’s spring convocation season. 
  • February 23, 2015
    2013 Trudeau mentor and president emeritus of the University of Prince Edward Island Wade McLauchlan was confirmed PEI Liberal Party leader on 21 February and was sworn in as the p
  • February 13, 2015
    2010 Trudeau scholar Nathan Bennett has received a Liber Ero postdoctoral fellowship for supporting emerging conservation leaders and giving them the training, networking, and encouragement to solve important conservation questions facing humanity. Nathan will pursue his post-doctorate at the University of British Columbia.
  • February 10, 2015
    2014 Trudeau mentor David Schindler will soon receive three awards in recognition of his pioneering work on nature conservation and biodiversity. On 23 February 2015, he will receive the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography's Redfield Award for Lifetime Achievement at their annual meeting in Granada, Spain. 
  • January 22, 2015
    2010 Trudeau mentor and President and CEO of Indspire Roberta Jamieson will be honoured by the Public Policy Forum on 16 April 2015. 
  • January 4, 2015
    A total of seven members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed to the Order of Canada on 30 December 2015. This honour recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Included among the 69 recipients announced by the Governor General of Canada, are: Companion of the Order of Canada
  • December 19, 2014
    Three Trudeau scholars were named Banting fellows for 2014-15, recipients of the prestigious grant to pursue their postdoctoral studies. Scholar 2012 Nathan Andrews will pursue work on the dialectics of corporate social responsibility in Ghana’s oil sector at Queen’s University, in the Department of Political Science.
  • December 2, 2014
    In November 2014, Trudeau fellows Janine Brodie (University of Alberta) and John McGarry (Queen’s University) were the two recipients of the Royal Society of Canada’s prestigious Innis-Gérin Medal for their distinguished and sustained contribution to the literature of the social sciences.
  • November 17, 2014
    Lisa Helps, 2006 Trudeau scholar, was elected the new mayor of Victoria in British Columbia on Saturday night, defeating two-term incumbent Dean Fortin by less than 100 votes. To read more: Lisa Helps Mayor of Victoria
  • November 13, 2014
    2013 Trudeau scholar Kyle Kirkup participated on a panel entitled BDSM Consent and the Law that was held at the University of Toronto on 13 November 2014. The panel discussion can be viewed here.
  • November 3, 2014
    Trudeau Fellow Beverley Diamond won the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) Gold Medal at the agency’s annual Impact Awards ceremony in Ottawa on 3 November 2014. Professor Diamond is the Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a renowned feminist musicologist and considered an intellectual leader in contemporary ethnomusicology in Canada.
  • October 17, 2014
    2006 Trudeau Scholar Lisa Helps is a mayor candidate for the upcoming municipal elections 15 November in Victoria.
  • October 16, 2014
    In honour of the World Food Day, 2014 Trudeau Fellow Evan Fraser is launching a kickstarter campaign to release his graphic novel entitled #foodcrisis.
  • September 16, 2014
    Trudeau Foundation awards the 2014 Trudeau fellowships Three experts on issues of importance to Canadians share $775,000 in awards
  • August 25, 2014
    2009 Trudeau Scholar Jeremy Schmidt and 2008 Trudeau Scholar Alberto Vergara Paniagua have been awarded the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for their research in Anthropology and Political Science.
  • August 12, 2014
    2003 Trudeau Scholar Professor Pascale Fournier was chosen by the International Women’s Forum to take part in the Fellows Program of its Leadership Foundation. She joins 36 women from 14 different countries.
  • June 16, 2014
    Our friend and colleague, Trudeau Fellow 2004 and one Canada's most brillant legal mind Roderick A. Macdonald, passed away on 13 June 2014 at 66 years old. The Foundation's Board, Members, and staff wish to express their deepest condolences to his family and friends.  You can listen to one of his last touching and inspiring interview on CBC Ideas with Paul Kennedy. 
  • June 13, 2014
    2011 Trudeau Fellow Ronald Rudin won the 2014 prize with the Canadian Committee on Public History, affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association. Ronald and his team created a website that repatriates the voices of residents from seven New Brunswick communities who were removed from their lands in the 1970s to create Kouchibouguac National Park.
  • June 10, 2014
    2012 Trudeau scholar Daniel Werb won the prize for best article in the category "Society" at the 37th annual National Magazine Awards that was held last June 6, 2014, for his article in the Walrus published in September 2013. The piece explores the reasons why people begin injecting drugs and the measures to prevent and control the phenomenon.
  • May 27, 2014
    2014 Trudeau Scholars
  • May 23, 2014
    Trudeau Scholar 2006 John Borrows was awarded an honorary doctorate by Dalhousie University during a ceremony that was held on May 23, 2014. To listen to his convocation that starts at 1:34:40 on webcast, click on the following link:
  • May 12, 2014
    Trudeau Scholar 2012 Michael Pal is hired as Professor of Common Law at the University of Otttawa. He will join the facultty as of July 1st, 2014. To read the press release, click on the following link:
  • May 7, 2014
    Dear members of the Trudeau Foundation community, On behalf of the board of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, I am proud to announce the appointment of Morris Rosenberg as the Foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer as of September 2014. The appointment notice will appear in tomorrow’s Globe and Mail and La Presse.
  • May 7, 2014
    The book Perspectives d'avenir pour le Québec, on which Trudeau scholars Joël Thibert and Laure Waridel contributed to under the direction of two other Trudeau scholars, Magaly Brodeur and Simon Thibault, was mentioned by journalist Francis Vailles in the business section of the daily newspaper La Presse last week.
  • May 7, 2014
    Trudeau Mentors Janice MacKinnon and Monica Patten were invested Members of the Order of Canada at a ceremony attended by the General Governor of Canada on May 7th , 2014.
  • May 5, 2014
    Following an open national search considering both internal and external candidates, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, has chosen in Trudeau Fellow Sujit Choudhry as new dean for a five-year term beginning July 1st, 2014.
  • May 1, 2014
    Trudeau member Ron Graham was recently nominated at the 37th annual National Magazine Awards for his article entitled Born in the Burbs published in the Walrus last October. This essay dissects the progression and the mentality of the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper.
  • May 1, 2014
    2011 Trudeau mentor Chantal Hébert was recently nominated at the 37th annual National Magazine Awards for her political column published in L’actualité.
  • May 1, 2014
    2012 Trudeau scholar Daniel Werb was recently nominated at the 37th annual National Magazine Awards for his article in the Walrus published last September. The piece explores the reasons why people begin injecting drugs and the measures to prevent and control the phenomenon.
  • April 25, 2014
    2013 Trudeau mentor Wade MacLauchlan has written a biography of Prince Edward Island’s former Premier Alex Campbell. Although the book won't be on the shelves until the end of May, readers can order an advance copy, signed by the author and the former premier, at
  • April 15, 2014
    2011 Trudeau fellow Ronald Rudin will premier his documentary film Thomas Widd’s Lost Story on May 7th in Montreal. The film is the first in Professor Rudin’s Lost Stories series, which seeks out little-known stories about Canadian history, turns them into public art, and documents the process by way of short documentary films.
  • April 14, 2014
    2010 Trudeau mentor Guy Berthiaume is appointed as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014. Library and Archives Canada is an innovative knowledge institution responsible for acquiring and preserving Canada’s documentary heritage in all its forms and for providing all Canadians with easy, one-stop access to the texts, photographs, and other documents that reflect their cultural, social, and political development.
  • April 7, 2014
    2007 Trudeau Mentor Lloyd Axworthy has been appointed to Cuso International’sBoard of Directors. Cuso International is one of North America’s foremost international volunteer organizations and has been working to reduce poverty and inequality in developing countries for more than 53 years. “Dr. Axworthy’s deep experience and his clear commitment to international development and human rights is a great asset to our team,” says Derek Evans, Cuso International’s Chief Executive.
  • March 6, 2014
    Trudeau fellows Catherine Dauvergne, Joseph Heath, and Daniel Weinstock have joined two other collaborators in launching, a new blog on Canadian public affairs. Abuses by the Canadian Border Services Agency and the strange link between political donations and the ban on incandescent lightbulbs are just two of the subjects that the inaugural edition has put under the microscope.
  • March 4, 2014
    Ideas can
    Professor Stephen J. Toope, a former president and now a member of the Foundation, and Professor Cindy Blackstock, 2012 mentor, have been elected to the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Board of Directors.
  • February 28, 2014
    The National Arts Centre announced that Rosemary Thompson will receive a Leadership Excellence Award from Women in Communications and Technology (WCT).
  • February 18, 2014
    L'Acadie : entre le souvenir et l'oubli
    The Éditions du Boréal has published ‘‘L’Acadie : entre le souvenir et l’oubli,’’ the French translation of ‘‘Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie,’’ written by 2011 Trudeau fellow Ronald Rudin.
  • January 22, 2014
    A former president and now a member of the Foundation Stephen J. Toope will become the next director of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs in January 2015.
  • December 30, 2013
    The Governor General of Canada announced on 30 December 2013 that 2003 Trudeau Fellow and emerita professor of sociology at Université de Montréal Danielle Juteau will become a member of the Order of Canada for "her contributions to sociology, particularly in ethnic studies and women’s studies." Read the media release
  • December 16, 2013
    President and Chief Executive OfficerThe Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
  • December 16, 2013
    Exceptionally this year, to mark the tenth edition of the event, The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is happy to share a cornucopia of photos and videos of Democracy in the 21st Century on its Facebook and YouTube sites. The conference sessions have been posted in their entirety. Please visit these links: Facebook- Photos of the Xth Annual Trudeau Foundation Conference
  • December 13, 2013
    We offer our sincere congratulations to 2013 Trudeau Mentor Françoise Bertrand for her appointment to the Order of Canada as an Officer. The distinction was awarded to Mme Bertrand on May 2, 2013, and she was invested on December 13, 2013. For more information about this appointment…>
  • December 7, 2013
    Here are some good news about the success of the Land|Slide project led by 2012 Trudeau Fellow Janine Marchessault:
  • November 21, 2013
    Congratulations to 2010 Trudeau Scholar Libe Garcia Zarranz who won the Governor General's Gold Medal for her dissertation titled “Queer TransCanadian Women’s Writing in the 21st Century: Assembling a New Cross-Border Ethic.”  An interview with Libe Garcia Zarranz about her award and her dissertation is available on the website Work of Arts (Faculty or Arts of the University of Alberta).
  • October 28, 2013
    2012 Trudeau Scholar Kerrie Thornhill won the award "Runner-up presentation from a young researcher" for her presentation at the 2013 Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum (SVRI) that was held in Bangkok from 14 to 17 October 2013. Information about the forum...>
  • October 9, 2013
    2013 Trudeau Scholar Gerald Bareebe wrote an opinion piece entitled "Media Freedom and the Threat of Impunity in Uganda." The text is examining the politics surrounding the recent closure of the two largest independent media houses in Uganda and is now published in the Alumni Magazine of the University of Antwerp (Sept. 2013, page 12-15).
  • October 8, 2013
    One of Canada's most respected businessmen, Paul Desmarais, owner of Power Corporation and former Board member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (2002-2003), passed away on 8 October 2013 at 86 years old. The Foundation's Board, Members, and staff wish to express their deepest condolences to his family and friends. Read more about his life and career in the articles posted below. 
  • October 2, 2013
    Évangéline: Contes d’Amérique, a book by 2007 Trudeau Fellow Joseph Yvon Thériault, is a finalist for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards in the category of French non-fiction.
  • September 4, 2013
    In July 2013, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations, appointed 2006 Trudeau Fellow Jennifer Welsh to the position of special adviser, a post that is at the level of assistant secretary-general of the United Nations.
  • September 3, 2013
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation would like to welcome Mr. Tim Brodhead, new interim president and chief executive officer as of 17 September 2013. “Mr. Brodhead is an experienced visionary leader with a wealth of experience in foundation management and governance, which will be invaluable to guiding the Foundation in the implementation of its strategic plan”, says Mr. John H.
  • August 13, 2013
    2013 Trudeau Scholar Kyle Kirkup was invited at CBC's Metro Morning to talk about his research with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. The first of its kind in Canada, “Best Practices on Policing and LGBTQ Communities in Ontario” examines the relationship between police services and members of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities in Ontario.
  • August 12, 2013
    2012 Trudeau Fellow Janine Marchessault is the Project Lead and Chief Curator of Land|Slide, a monumental one-of-a-kind exhibition taking place at the 25-acre, open-air Markham Museum and Historical Village from 21 September to 14 October 2013. The event will bring together more than 30 acclaimed national and international artists.      
  • July 26, 2013
    2009 Trudeau Scholar Zoe Todd was invited for an interview at the radio of CBC Edmonton to give her perspective, as a Metis woman and an Edmonton blogger, of the history and the future of Rossdale Flats.
  • July 3, 2013
    The Council of Canadian Academies is pleased to announce the appointment of 2011 Trudeau Mentor Margaret Bloodworth, C.M., as Chair of its Board of Governors. Margaret Bloodworth is a former senior public servant who was most recently Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. Prior to that she was the first Deputy Minister of Public Safety, Deputy Minister of Defence and Deputy Minister of Transport.
  • July 2, 2013
    Four members of the Trudeau Community and two speakers of the 2013 Trudeau Foundation Summer Institute have recently been appointed to the Order of Canada. Trudeau mentor Françoise Bertrand and The Honorable Alexander B. Campbell are now Officers; Ms.
  • June 25, 2013
    2011 Trudeau mentor Rita Deverell is the principal investigator and project director of Women, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, and Resistance, a free interactive curriculum on what it is like to grown up Aboriginal in Canada, launched at Mount Saint Vincent University in June 2013 and now available online. 
  • June 21, 2013
  • June 5, 2013
    2009 Trudeau Scholar Tamil Kendall is honored by the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) with a Governor General's Gold Medal award for her doctoral program and dissertation entitled "Prevention of Vertical HIV Transmission and the HIV Response for Women in Latin America". The official ceremony is on 6 June 2013. Pictures taken at the ceremony:  
  • June 4, 2013
    2011 Trudeau Fellow Ronald Rudin has developed, in collaboration with the multimedia producer Philip Lichti, a website, Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park, to tell a wide range of stories inspired by the experiences of the residents who have been expropriated for the creation of the Kouchibouguac National Park. In a virtual way, the residents can now return to their lands…
  • May 29, 2013
    2003 Trudeau Scholar Pascale Fournier wrote an article entitled "Dishonour, Provocation and Culture: Through the Beholder's Eye?" that has been identified by Isabel Grant as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to equality, in a review published in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). Pascale Fournier is now Vice-Dean (Research) and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.
  • May 28, 2013
    On 28 May 2013, Prof. Ann Dale, 2004 Trudeau Fellow, was awarded this year's Molson Prize for the Social Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts. She was recognized for her work in advancing sustainable communities across Canada. Prof. Dale is the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development at Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C.
  • May 23, 2013
    Sylvie Bodineau, 2013 Trudeau Scholar and PhD student in anthropology at Université Laval, is the recipient of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award (month of May), a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec. Her book entitled “Figures d’enfants soldats. Puissance et vulnérabilité.” published at Presses de l’Université Laval was awarded.
  • May 3, 2013
    2007 Trudeau Fellow Joseph Yvon Thériault is the recipient of the 2013 Prix du Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française (CRCCF). Each year, this award recognizes an outstanding researcher or writer whose works have dealt with one of the multiple dimensions of French Canada. To read the complete article (in French)...>
  • April 18, 2013
    On 25 April 2013, Sara Angel, a 2012 Trudeau Scholar, will moderate the Canadian Journalism Foundation and BMO Financial Group J-Talk "The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have a Future?" The talk will feature Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic at The New York Times; Robert Cushman, theatre arts critic at The National Post; and Peter Schjeldahl, arts critic at The New Yorker.
  • April 9, 2013
    2011 Trudeau Fellow John McGarry is one of five recipients of a 2013 Killam Prize. Valued at $100,000 each, Killam Prizes are awarded for career achievement in the fields of health sciences, social sciences, engineering, natural sciences, and the humanities. The selection committee members include scholars, researchers, and experts. The Killam Prize presentation ceremony will be held at Rideau Hall on 23 April 2013.
  • March 15, 2013
    2012 Trudeau Scholar Lisa Kerr wrote an op-ed about the high incarceration rate in Canada’s aboriginal communities and Canada’s law-and-order. The text, published in the Toronto Star, includes many facts and comparisons. To read the op-ed...>
  • March 13, 2013
    2004 Trudeau Scholar Colleen Davison has proposed to support population health in Mongolia by developing a community-based surveillance system using text messaging and a mobile application to collect direct, real-time data about the health impacts of mining. She has put in the application for an innovation grant with Grand Challenges Canada.
  • March 11, 2013
    2010 Trudeau Fellow Janine Brodie has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on 26 February 2013 at a reception hosted by University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera and President of the Royal Society of Canada Yolande Grisé. Professor Brodie’s medal was given her by the University of Alberta as recognition to her work and contributions and for her academic scholarship and leadership.
  • February 26, 2013
    On the website of the IFES (International Foundation for Electoral Systems), there is currently a detailed portrait of 2012 Trudeau Scholar Gabrielle Bardall.
  • February 20, 2013
    2004 Trudeau Scholar Robert Huish, now an assistant professor of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, was interviewed on CBC Radio about his lecture "The ethics of protest: Who gets heard and how?", which was recently presented at Saint Mary's University. In this interview, Professor Huish discusses the ethics of protest, including the use of violence.
  • February 19, 2013
    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), a world leader in producing works by Aboriginal filmmakers, offers different channels on its website where a large selection of films are available for download or streaming. The actual playlist features two films by 2009 Trudeau Mentor Alanis Obomsawin.
  • February 18, 2013
    2012 Trudeau scholar Nathan Andrews was selected as one of this year's "Top 30 youth under 30" by the ACGC (Alberta Council for Global Cooperation). To read the article...>
  • February 13, 2013
    2011 Trudeau scholar Brent Loken gave a seminar at the Stockholm Resilience Center on the possible solutions for protecting Borneo's forests. More information about the subject is available on Stockholm Resilience Center's website.
  • February 11, 2013
    Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
    2011 Trudeau fellow John McGarry and 2012 Trudeau mentor Bernard Richard have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Professor McGarry's medal was awarded him by the Royal Society of Canada, which selected just 30 of its 2070 members for the honor. Mr. Richard's medal was given him by PLAN Canada, an organization of which he is the Chairman of the Board.
  • January 31, 2013
    2012 Trudeau fellow Catherine Dauvergne wrote an op-ed published in The Globe and Mail about Canada’s refugee system. One of Canada’s foremost authorities on refugee and immigration law, Professor Dauvergne is committed to transforming how Canada and other countries deal with refugees in a perspective of global justice.
  • January 23, 2013
    Congratulations to 2010 Trudeau scholar Nathan Bennett who is now fellow at the Centre for Global Studies of the University of Victoria.The CFGS program allows students to work on topics related to global governance, international environmental challenges, social justice issues, or culture and identity.
  • January 10, 2013
    Following the award she won last fall with the contest It deserves to be recognized!, 2009 Trudeau scholar Magaly Brodeur was interviewed by the Metro newspaper about the contest and her academic research. Read the article (in French)…>
  • December 11, 2012
    2003 Trudeau Scholar and lawyer Pascale Fournier was recently featured on the program “Le droit de savoir”, in a special series about lawyers with extraordinary careers and inspiring achievements, aired on Télé-Québec. The episode portrays Fournier’s support and volunteering work for disadvantaged groups, especially her expertise regarding the status of women experiencing a Muslim or Jewish divorce.
  • December 7, 2012
    “A Season in Hell”, written by Robert R. Fowler, 2008 Trudeau mentor, is nominated for two awards. The author is one of the four finalists named for the BC National Awards for Canadian Non-Fiction and is part of the long list of 15 finalists for the 12th Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.
  • December 6, 2012
    2005 Trudeau fellow George Elliott Clarke is appointed 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto. Read the article...>
  • December 5, 2012
    Chief Misel Joe, 2009 Trudeau mentor, has received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal by MHA Tracey Perry as a special recognition from outside the community for the work he did in Miawpukek (Conne River), located in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read the article...>
  • November 26, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholar Steven Hoffman wrote an op-ed published in The Globe and Mail on 26 November 2012 about how foreign aid should reflect Canada's priorities.
  • November 25, 2012
    Passionate about their opinions and ideas, the Trudeau scholars are often writing texts published in different media. Several scholars have seen their comments published on the Web, while others have had their work featured as articles.
  • November 22, 2012
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation welcomes its new Trudeau scholars, fellows and mentors. This message has been published in The Globe and Mail and La Presse in conjunction with the Foundation's ninth annual conference on public policy about the common good organized in Edmonton on 22-24 November 2012.
  • November 14, 2012
    2009 Trudeau scholar Magaly Brodeur will be one of four recipients of a "Star Researcher" award given by the It deserves to be recognized! (Ça mérite d’être reconnu!) competition. Magaly will receive her prize at a gala evening to be held at Montreal’s Palais des congrès on 15 November 2012. This evening will be the closing function of the event Rendez-vous du Savoir.
  • October 25, 2012
    An op-ed (in French) written by 2009 Trudeau Scholar Jean-Michel Landry following the recent car bomb attack in Beirut was published by Le Devoir on 23 October 2012. The text raises a very important aspect of the situation, not often mentioned: citizens’ opinions and their concerns about their future.
  • October 24, 2012
    The magazine Macleans has published an article written by 2012 Trudeau scholar Sara Angel about an important collection of documentary photography given to Ryerson University. The collection, the Black Star Archive, includes pictures of every internationally newsworthy moment from the 1930s to the 1980s.
  • October 17, 2012
    Four members of the Trudeau community have recently been interviewed by various media outlets. 2012 Trudeau scholars Carla Suarez and Michael Pal, 2010 Visiting Trudeau fellow Steven Loft, and 2004 Trudeau scholar Robert Huish have discussed their current projects or subjects related to their research.
  • October 17, 2012
    2009 Trudeau scholar Tamil Kendall has received a two-year CIHR fellowship to conduct post-doctoral work at the Harvard School of Public Health on women’s health rights and realities.
  • October 15, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholars Lisa Kerr was quoted on CNews Politics, in the article entitled "Inmates legally entitled to religious access: lawyer", and also in the newspaper The Manitoban, in the article entitled "Federal government ends non-Christian prison chaplain contracts".
  • October 10, 2012
    2008 Trudeau mentor Robert Fowler will give a lecture entitled "Sleeping with Al-Qaeda" on 11 October 2012 at 7 p.m. at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Mr. Fowler is a former foreign policy advisor and Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. He has also been a special envoy of the secretary general of the United Nations. While acquitting his UN mission, Mr.
  • October 9, 2012
    2012 Trudeau fellow Maria Campbell will give a lecture at the University of Ottawa on 11 October 2012 at 7 p.m. The conference is entitled "The Sovereignty of Squatting: The Hidden History of Road Allowance Villages." You must register online for this event.
  • October 8, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholar Michael Pal was recently quoted in two articles about electoral boundaries: "Judges worried about social engineering during redrawing of electoral map, documents show" from Postmedia News and "Staples: Alberta boundary commission stands up for voter equality"
  • October 4, 2012
    A video introducing 2012 Trudeau scholar Nathan Andrews can now be viewed on our You Tube channel in our “Trudeau Community” list. The short documentary talks about Nathan's origins, career, and doctoral research about how mining impacts people living in Ghana.
  • September 26, 2012
    The Law School Magazine of the New York University recently published a feature article about 2012 Trudeau scholar Lisa Kerr. It is more precisely an interesting explanation of how the doctoral candidate in law at New York University is rethinking the current approaches to incarceration and justice, focusing on the quality of a prison sentence rather than on the length of time served.
  • September 24, 2012
    Over the past few weeks, we have received much news from our community. Here is a short summary:
  • September 21, 2012
    A feature article (in French) in the fall edition (p. 56-58) of the magazine "Dire" of the University of Montreal is dedicated to the 2012 Trudeau scholar Katrin Wittig, a doctoral student in political science. The article reveals her story, what brought her to her current research as well as her experience as a scholar of the Trudeau Foundation.
  • September 14, 2012
    The Toronto Star has published an op-ed written by 2012 Trudeau scholar Michael Pal and Matthew Mendelsohn. The text is about a reform needed on Canadian electoral boundaries so that all Canadians could be equal by having votes with equal weight.
  • September 10, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholar Matthew Gordner has a blog on the Canadian International Council's website. You will find there a few texts he wrote when he was in Tunisia in July 2012.
  • September 3, 2012
    2011 Trudeau scholar Claris Harbon will give three talks in the next days at the Thurgood Marshall Law School of the Texas Southern University in Houston. These talks will be mostly about her current research and work. Two of them will be live streamed; "The Global Black Women" and "The Black Panthers."  Instructions to access live streaming: 1. Please go to 2. Enter meeting name: TMSL3. Password: 123456
  • September 2, 2012
    2007 Trudeau fellow William E. Rees won the 2012 Blue Planet Prize jointly with his former doctoral student, Dr Mathis Wackernagel. The Blue Planet Prize is an award presented to individuals or organizations worldwide in recognition of outstanding achievements in scientific research and its application that have helped provide solutions to global environmental problems.
  • August 30, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholar Sara Angel wrote six different stories about the habits of six successful art collectors recently published in The Globe and Mail. One of the stories is about Mr. Roy L. Heenan, the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trudeau Foundation.
  • August 24, 2012
    2011 Trudeau Mentor Maureen McTeer is chairing a panel on medically assisted suicide in Ottawa on 7 September 2012. Registration and information are available on the official website of this event. Ms.
  • August 13, 2012
    The Foundation is active on social media via its Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and LinkedIn accounts. Visit the YouTube page for a new list of videos about members of the Trudeau Community.
  • August 10, 2012
    We asked Macartan Humphreys to tell us about his first year as a visiting Trudeau fellow at the University of British Columbia.
  • August 2, 2012
    2011 Trudeau mentor George Anderson edited two books that were published in June 2012. The first book-lenght work of its kind, Oil & Gas in Federal Systems explores the enormous role that Canada and other federations will play in determining how the twenty-first century unfolds, by the way they manage large reserves of oil and gas.
  • July 17, 2012
    2010 Trudeau scholar Simon Thibault gives a lecture at the 2012 Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), in Durban, South Africa, on July 19. His lecture addresses the debate regarding the regulation of the press in fragile states.
  • July 10, 2012
    2006 Trudeau scholar May Chazan is the winner of the award in the category of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. Dr. May Chazan's work, a sensitive and in-depth analysis of the global Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, examined the contributions of older people to society by investigating how grandmothers on two continents collaborated to create positive change.
  • July 3, 2012
    2010 Trudeau scholar Joël Thibert was the coordinator of "Marcher la région", a 3-day expedition in Montreal organized by urban planners who wanted to create a sense of belonging to the territory. Different interviews (in French) with Joël Thibert explaining the meaning of the project are available on Radio-Canada's website.
  • June 28, 2012
    2010 Trudeau mentor Guy Berthiaume, CEO of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), was elected president of the Conseil institutionnel des diplômés de l'UQAM. 
  • June 20, 2012
    The Honourable James Bartleman, 2009 Trudeau mentor, will give a lecture entitled “Canada's Forgotten Native Children” at Western Ontario University on March 27. This lecture will focus on the recent release of his first novel, "As long as the Rivers Flow". The admission is free and everyone is welcome to join this event.
  • June 19, 2012
    2011 Trudeau scholar Sébastien Jodoin has received a Public Scholar Award from the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for his work on human rights and global environmental governance. More information about the award and Mr.
  • June 18, 2012
    2006 Trudeau scholar Prateep Nayak has received the Governor General's Gold Medal for outstanding achievements at the graduate level for this year. The news was published in the Winnipeg Free Press and on the website of the University of Manitoba.
  • June 15, 2012
    2010 Trudeau fellow Alain-G. Gagnon won the 2011 edition of Canada Publishing Award for Japan. This prize of $ 17,000 is offered by the International Council for Canadian Studies and has been established to recognize quality scholarship about Canada or the Canada-Japan relationship and to increase the amount of published material related to Canada available in the Japanese language. Mr.
  • April 5, 2012
    Trudeau scholars Alberto Vergara (2008) and Laura Madokoro (2009) have received post-doctoral scholarships from SSHRC. Alberto Vergara will pursue his project, entitled "The Making of Competitive Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America," at Harvard University. Laura Madokoro will conduct her project at Columbia University.
  • March 21, 2012
    2011 Trudeau scholar Laure Waridel will deliver the opening lecture of the conference entitled "Innovation sociale et coopération : une nouvelle génération de recherche" that will be held on May 8-9, in conjunction with the ACFAS Conference in Montreal. Details and program are available online on the website of the Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales.
  • March 16, 2012
    2005 Trudeau scholar Aliette Frank will write in the New York Times website for the blog "Scientist at Work" from March 19 to April 9. She will be writing for 2004 Trudeau fellow Ann Dale's Canada Research Chair project.
  • March 8, 2012
    Professor Ann Dale, 2004 Trudeau fellow, is an expert of sustainable development and an environmental activist. She chairs the Canadian Consortium for Sustainable Development Research (CCSDR) and she is a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development at Royal Roads University.
  • March 6, 2012
    An article introducing the 2011 Trudeau scholar Sébastien Jodoin was published on the website of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
  • March 5, 2012
    Architects aim to increase evidence of Edmonton's aboriginal population in art and buildings and were inspired by the writing and work on Aboriginal architecture produced by 2011 Trudeau scholar Zoe Todd in the last few years.
  • March 1, 2012
    2009 Trudeau scholar Magaly Brodeur wrote an op-ed proposing a solution to increase the number of organ donations in Quebec. To read in The Huffington Post Quebec.
  • February 24, 2012
    On March 11, 2012, the 2004 Trudeau fellow Daniel Weinstock will be one of the 15 speakers for the multidisciplinary event TEDxUdeM, which will be held at the Société des arts technologiques in Montreal. From different various backgrounds, the speakers will each have 18 minutes to present their project and their creative ideas.
  • February 14, 2012
    A roundtable event entitled "Citizenship Worlds in Motion" organized by 2009 Trudeau Scholars Laura Madokoro and Laurence Santiago will take place at the National University of Singapore on February 21.
  • February 14, 2012
    "Intimate Critique in Indigenous Concepts", an event presented by 2011 Trudeau scholar Johnny Mack and moderated by 2011 Trudeau scholar Claris Harbon, will take place on February 27 at McGill University. See the official website for more details.
  • February 2, 2012
    During Phase 1 of the Canadian Ocean Science Assessment, a Core Group of 20 Canadian ocean experts from academia, public sector, industry and civil society, will determine the priority research questions for Canadian ocean science.
  • February 2, 2012
    « Lettres à Kateri », a novel written by 2008 Trudeau Scholar Xavier Gravend-Tirole, is available since a few weeks. This book is a correspondence between a narrator, who is a believer, and his ex-girlfriend, who is atheist.
  • February 1, 2012
    2010 Visiting Trudeau Fellow Steven Loft will be doing a lecture, entitled "Lies your nation told you: Aboriginal art and the Canadian state", on February 2, 2012, in Toronto. This lecture will be of interest to those working or studying in art history, public history, First Nations studies, media studies as well as literature. This event will be followed by a public magazine launch and reception at McIntosh Gallery.
  • February 1, 2012
    The 2006 Trudeau Scholar Mike Ananny will start a new career as an Assistant Professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in August.
  • February 1, 2012
    2003 Trudeau Scholar Pascale Fournier, actually Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, is now also Research Chair in legal pluralism and comparative law.
  • January 31, 2012
    The University of Toronto reappointed 2003 Trudeau Fellow Janice Gross Stein as head of the Munk School of Global Affairs for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2012.
  • January 31, 2012
    2009 Trudeau Scholar Simon Collard-Wexler wrote an article published on Canadian International Council website about analyzing the potential uses and consequences of Iranian nuclear weapons to understand the cost and benefits of current sanctions and future strikes.
  • January 25, 2012
    2006 Trudeau Fellow Constance Backhouse won the 2011 SSHRC Gold Medal for Achievement in Research. During her long career of over thirty years, she has become an internationally recognized voice in the areas of feminist research, sex discrimination and the legal history of gender and race in Canada.
  • January 23, 2012
    An interview with Claris Harbon has been published in the German Magazine "Jungle World". The 2011 Trudeau Scholar was interviewed about the exclusion of women by Orthodox Jews in Israel. Please note that this article is in German.
  • January 16, 2012
    A hard-hitting text, co-written by the Trudeau Foundation Member Roy Romanow with Linda Silas and Steven Lewis, has been published in The Globe and Mail. The authors explain seven reasons why a strong federal presence in health care is vital to Canada.
  • January 13, 2012
    2010 Trudeau Mentor Guy Saint-Pierre has been appointed co-president of the "Table des partenaires influents", recently created by Minister Christine Saint-Pierre.
  • January 4, 2012
    On December 30, the Governor General of Canada announced his new appointments to the Order of Canada. The Trudeau Mentors James Bartleman (2009) and Robert Fowler (2008) were appointed Officers of the Order of Canada and Trudeau Mentor Margaret Bloodworth (2011) and Trudeau Foundation Board Member Sean E. Riley were appointed Members of the Order of Canada.
  • December 20, 2011
    2011 Trudeau Fellow Haideh Moghissi wrote an article in The Mark about Islam and Repression of Women.
  • November 16, 2011
    Trudeau Fellow Roderick MacDonald was appointed as one of the two co-commissioners of the public inquiry commission on corruption and collusion in the construction industry on November 9.
  • November 16, 2011
    Publication of two articles about the arrival of Trudeau Fellow Simon Harel at Université de Montréal and video available online.
  • November 15, 2011
    Trudeau Scholars Kathryn Chan et Simon Collard-Wexler both published articles in The Mark.
  • November 15, 2011
    The Scholar May Chazan receives a SSHRC award and the Scholar Pascale Fournier is awarded from University of Ottawa and Fulbright Canada.
  • November 1, 2011
    An article from Trudeau Scholar Irvin Studin is published in the National Post.
  • October 24, 2011
    An excerpt from Trudeau Mentor Samantha Nutt's last book is published in the National Post.
  • September 26, 2011
    Trudeau Scholar Taylor Owen is now a Banting Post Doctoral Fellow.
  • September 19, 2011
    Interview with 2008 Trudeau Fellow Guy Vanderhaeghe and review on his book "A Good Man".
  • July 28, 2011
    John Borrows, Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society at Minnesota Law School
  • July 12, 2011
    Irvin Studin, Governor General's Medal 2010-2011 for distinction in scholarship
  • June 28, 2011
    David R. Boyd, panel presentation from 2011 Summer Institute on Fedcan blog
  • June 17, 2011
    François Crépeau, position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants
  • June 2, 2011
    Michael Harcourt receives the Peter Lougheed Award
  • May 25, 2011
    Beverley Diamond, Trudeau Conference, June 1st, 2011, Fredericton, New-Brunswick
  • May 11, 2011
    Simon Harel, publication of "Densité, intensité. Tensions. L'urbanité montréalaise en question"
  • April 18, 2011
    Mark Mattner writes a chapter in Social Justice, Global Dynamics: theoritical and empirical perspectives"
  • April 15, 2011
    Margarida Garcia, 2011 Best Doctoral Dissertation from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Université du Québec à Montréal
  • April 12, 2011
    Amanda Clarke on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
  • April 11, 2011
    Rita Deverell, character in radio drama Backbencher, CBC Radio One and Sirius satellite radio
  • April 11, 2011
    Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, publication of Montréal en paysages (on urban landscapes and planning), interview on CBC
  • December 2, 2010
    Conference at the British Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • December 1, 2010
    Washington (DC)
  • November 23, 2010
    The Walrus
  • November 9, 2010
    Ottawa (ON)
  • October 28, 2010
    UN Security Council Report
  • October 4, 2010
    La Presse
  • October 1, 2010
    United Nations
  • September 24, 2010
    Université de Montréal
  • September 20, 2010
    La Presse
  • September 20, 2010
  • September 15, 2010
    University of Ottawa
  • September 7, 2010
  • August 25, 2010
  • July 20, 2010
    Montreal (QC)
  • July 4, 2010
    University of British Columbia