16 June 2015

Congress 2015 of the Social Sciences and Humanities wrapped up late last week. Once again, the Trudeau Foundation community was thoroughly involved in Canada’s largest gathering for scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.

Congress keynotes featured many Trudeau fellows & mentors

The Big Thinking 2015 Congress keynote by Trudeau fellow Jean Leclair ('12) drew much praise on social media. Watch the Foundation sponsored talk, “Imagining Canada in a disenchanted world,” below

Similarly heralded was “Whither francophone cultures in America?”, the Big Thinking keynote by ‘07 Trudeau fellow Joseph Yvon Thériault, the subject of an article in the newspaper Le Droit. Catch Dr. Thériault’s talk below:

Cindy Blackstock, 2012 Trudeau mentor, was a panelist at the Congress featured event Reconciliation and the Academy: building a social movement and also curated the featured photography exhibition “Caring across boundaries.”

Trudeau mentor Guy Berthiaume, spoke at two featured Congress events: “When data meets soul and culture,” and “The future now: Canada’s libraries, archives and public memory” 

Trudeau community active in several social sciences and humanities conferences

Here’s a brief sample of the wide range of work our community presented at specific Congress conferences: 

Learn more about our community of fellows, mentors and scholars.

Jean Leclair

Recognized as the foremost expert of federalism in Canada, he turns a critical eye on the political relationships between peoples and governments and is developing a theory of federalism that takes into account the desire for autonomy of the Quebec and Aboriginal nations. Jean Leclair is Administrator of the Alumni Society of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

2013 Fellows

Joseph Yvon Thériault

He is the founding Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Chair in Identity and Francophonie.

2007 Fellows

Cindy Blackstock

An author of over 50 publications, her key interests include exploring, and addressing, the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families.

2012 Mentors

Guy Berthiaume

Guy Berthiaume is the librarian and archivist of Canada. Formerly, he led the Quebec National Library and Archives and spent two decades at the apex of institutions of culture, research and higher education in Quebec and France.

2010 Mentors

Libe García Zarranz

Libe has completed a doctorate in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta and has started a postdoctoral fellowship in globalization and cultural studies at the University of Manitoba.

2010 Scholars

Jake Pyne

Jake is seeking to establish innovative ways to accompany the parents, caregivers, and health providers of transgender youth during their gender transition.

2014 Scholars

William Hébert

William Hébert (social-cultural anthropology, University of Toronto) is investigating the emergence of trans-affirming policies and projects for trans prisoners in Canada, and asking what they reveal about the conditions of, and limits to, inclusion.

2015 Scholars

David Morgan

David Morgan seeks to explore the changing landscape of humanitarian aid, and the ways in which aid agencies can better adapt to an evolving global context.

2013 Scholars

Isabella Bakker

She is dedicated to enriching the lives of women around the world, her work demonstrating the role of women in the economy shows a persistent engagement at the highest level of policy research.

2009 Fellows

Robyn Sneath

Drawing on over a century of history of Mennonite communities in Canada, Robyn Sneath is learning about how government education policies may have conflicted with Mennonites’ vision of citizenship.

2013 Scholars

Simon Harel

Professor Harel explores ethnic and cultural diversity in our societies, with expertise in comparative literature & migration.

2009 Fellows

Barbara Neis

She fights for marginalized groups in the fisheries, and in rural and remote communities.

2006 Fellows

Caroline Lieffers

Caroline Lieffers (history of science and medicine, Yale University) is studying the relationship between disability and citizenship in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States to better understand how diverse groups of people can contribute to a nation’s goals.

2015 Scholars

Melanie Doucet

She is analyzing the social and health services that youth receive from the Child Protection System to propose ways to improve them.

2014 Scholars