• 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: