Thomas S. Axworthy, of the Gordon Foundation, and Janice Gross Stein, expert in international conflict management, have both been appointed members of the Foundation for a five-year term. Farah Mohamed, of G(irls)20, has been elected to the Board of Directors for a two-year term. We welcome them to the Foundation and we are thankful for their investing time and energy to the development of our national institution.

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2014 Trudeau scholar Jake Pyne's expertise was highlighted in a press conference at the Ontario Legislature in support of MPP Cheri Dinovo's Bill 77, Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act. The proposed legislation aims to provide a framework to accompany health providers of transgender youth during their gender transition.

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The in-person interviews are the ultimate and probably the most stimulating stage in the selection process for the 2015 Trudeau scholars. In Montreal on Friday and Saturday 20-21 March, two panels composed of peers, academics, and journalists will meet with will the finalists. The awardees will be announced in May and they will participate in the Summer Institute in St. Andrews. Best success to all!

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The most recent report of the Special Committee to Review the Independent Investigations Office includes 2010 Trudeau scholar Michelle Lawrence's recommendation to equip BC police members with body-worn cameras.

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2011 Trudeau scholar and doctoral student in social anthropology at the University of Aberdeen Zoe Todd gave a talk at the conference World of Matter: Extractive Ecologies and Unceded Terrains, at Concordia University. Her presentation focused on the impact of resource extractive on a fishing community in Paulatuuq, Northwest Territories. 

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The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation encourages research, reflection and action in four areas important to Canadians: human rights and dignityresponsible citizenshipCanada's role in the world, and people and their natural environment. The Foundation works through four programs: it grants doctoral scholarships, it awards fellowships to distinguished academics, it appoints mentors and it holds public conferences.