The sixteen 2015 Trudeau scholars are exceptional Canadian students who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence, civic engagement, and a commitment to reaching beyond academic circles. The cohort joins a network of some 370 promising researchers, outstanding intellectuals, and seasoned decision-makers committed to applying their knowledge and skills to pressing Canadian and global issues.

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Doctoral student Tahnee Prior is one of the 16 most recent Trudeau scholars. In this interview on University of Waterloo's website, she talks about how climate change magnifies gender inequality. 

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On June 4, 2013 Trudeau Fellow Jean Leclair gave a Trudeau Lecture entitled "Imagining Canada in a Disanchanted World" at the annual congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as part of the Big Thinking Lecture series. Other members of the Foundation community, including Joseph Yvon Thériault, were also present at Congress 2015.

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Recent Court decisions have spurred the public debate on secularism, pluralism and religious accommodation. Read Trudeau fellow Daniel Weinstock's reflections on the Loyola decision and learn more about Trudeau scholar Geoffrey Cameron's op-ed on the need of a national conversation on religion and secularism in Canada.

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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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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.