• 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 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 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 20, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation announces its 2018 matchings Montréal, Quebec, 20 March 2018 – The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is proud to match its 2018 mentors with its 2016 scholars to support them both professionally and personally. By sharing and actively listening, mentors will find another way to put their expertise to good use.
  • 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
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation announces its 2018 mentors Ten Canadian leaders will guide doctoral students on their path as committed citizens, ready to acquire the skills they need to apply knowledge and research to the world of practice.
  • 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 27, 2018
    Employment opportunity Update as of 27 March 2018 Thank you for your interest. We are happy to report that the position has been filled. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent, non-political Canadian charity created in 2001 by family, friends, and colleagues of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau to honor him. The Foundation's offices are located on Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal.
  • 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.
  • February 5, 2018
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation would like to inform the community that the Foundation has begun to search for its next president and chief executive officer.
  • 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.