18 October 2017 - 2:45pm to 18 October 2017 - 4:00pm

Salon Été, 2nd Floor, Omni Mont-Royal Hotel 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2R6

Since its creation, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has been pursuing a strategy of investing in the development of emerging Canadian researchers and scholars whose work can engage with important topics and bring about transformative change. During the Philantropic Foundations Canada symposium, two Foundation scholars and one Foundation fellow will discuss the lessons that they have learned through their interactions with the Foundation about how funders of research become outward-facing and forward-looking.

  1. Be audacious and take risks when it comes to selecting projects
  2. Develop the capacities of project leads
  3. Grant legitimacy to non-conventional research partners & encourage the co-creation of knowledge
  4. Recalibrate power relationships between funders and funded
  5. Build partnerships to disseminate research results and aim to impact public opinion.

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Anna-Louise Crago

Among vulnerable groups victimized by armed conflict, sex workers are the most easily overlooked. Anna-Louise asks whether they could be better protected.

2013 Scholars

Myriam Denov

Professor Denov works on the conditions and the prospects of children born of rape in Northern Uganda and other conflict zones. Grounded in one-on-one work with former child soldiers and with the soldiers’ own children, her Trudeau project will inform Canada’s programs for youth and families attempting to resettle after surviving war.

2014 Fellows

Tammara Soma

Tammara is studying the factors that influence food consumption and food wasting in urban Indonesia and ways to end the dumping of food waste in landfills.

2014 Scholars