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  • 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 26, 2017
    Employment opportunities The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is a fast-paced working environment seeking two dynamic, resourceful, and flexible people to join its highly productive team. 
  • 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 16, 2017
    The 12th edition of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Summer Institute took place this year from 7 to 11 May on beautiful Treaty 1 territory, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Designed to help Foundation community members refine their understanding of Canada and its dynamics, the Foundation’s institutes gather some 100 scholars, fellows, and mentors in a different province or territory each year.
  • 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 7, 2017
    On 6-7 May 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation organized its first ever media training seminar to train scholars for interviews and to encourage them to disseminate their research in the media. Fifteen experts in journalism and communications shared their experience and generously provided useful tips on how to give a good broadcast interview, what reporters want to know from researchers, what are the best strategies of being visible online, etc.
  • 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 28, 2017
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  • 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: