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  • February 18, 2019
    On January 25th, 2019
  • February 14, 2019
    Overheard at Québec City's Future Forums  “This brought me out of my comfort zone.” “There are many kinds of exclusion which block certain types of knowledge, including economic prejudice and racism.” "Empathy and humanism are essential to engaged leadership.”
  • February 12, 2019
    2007 Scholar Kristi Kenyon, now Assistant Professor at the University of Winnipeg’s Global College, has been appointed to the City of Winnipeg’s first Human Rights Committee of Council. This newly created committee, which will focus on human rights, diversity, equity, peace, and inclusion, is part of a commitment by the city to position Winnipeg as an international human rights leader.
  • February 11, 2019
    Foundation President & CEO Pascale Fournier was accompanied by 2018 Mentor Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) for the Future Forums workshop in Val-d'Or on February 5. The session took place at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s Pavillon des Premiers-Peuples.
  • February 6, 2019
    Overheard at Montreal’s Future Forums  “Engagement is a two-way street. It is like dancing. Both parties need to be engaged if it is going to work.”  “Embracing diversity is not innate, it needs to be learned.” “You have to go looking for it. You need to be proactive to find diversity.”
  • February 4, 2019
      New Year, New Ideas: A time for coming together  
  • February 1, 2019
    An event co-hosted by the McGill Department of English and ROAAr (McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections) to kick off Black History Month was held on January 31st at McGill’s McLennan Library as 2005 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow George Elliott Clarke gave readings from his selected works.
  • January 21, 2019
    The short film Katatjatuuk Kangirsumi (Throat Singing in Kangirsuk), co-directed by Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland and produced by 2017 mentor Manon Barbeau, will have its world premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival on January 24th. The film was created as part of a workshop offered by Wapikoni Mobile, a traveling studio for training and audiovisual creation dedicated to First Nations youth. Manon Barbeau is founding president of Wapikoni Mobile. Congratulations to the entire team of the film!
  • December 18, 2018
    Ending the year in a spirit of generosity   It is hard to believe the end of 2018 is already here! Before joining family and friends for seasonal festivities or enjoying a well-deserved rest, I wanted to take one final opportunity this year to share the latest news from the Foundation with you.   Launch of our 2019 programs  
  • 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.