2012 Trudeau scholar Lisa Kerr, JSD student at New York University, is examining how prisons are governed and the rights of prisoners in Canada. Her recent works focus on the role of evidence in prisoners’ rights adjudication and on issues related to solitary confinement.

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In this unprecedented age of celebrity influence, and thanks to the social media, myths and fads about health and diet are spreading faster than ever. Trudeau Fellow Timothy Caulfield's new book "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?" analyses the phenomenon and debunks the myths. 

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As a new year begins, we invite you to appreciate how vibrant the Foundation's community has been this past year. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation's 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available online. Thank you all for another successful year!

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The Foundation welcomes suggestions from its community as to areas of inquiry that it should organize events around over approximately the next five years. Tell us through our online survey.

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The Foundation has appointed nine Trudeau mentors who will be matched with the 2013 Trudeau scholars in the new year. Our mentors provide a window into the professional context, helping the students adapt their line of questioning to the needs and concerns expressed by society.

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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.