• December 11, 2012
    2003 Trudeau Scholar and lawyer Pascale Fournier was recently featured on the program “Le droit de savoir”, in a special series about lawyers with extraordinary careers and inspiring achievements, aired on Télé-Québec. The episode portrays Fournier’s support and volunteering work for disadvantaged groups, especially her expertise regarding the status of women experiencing a Muslim or Jewish divorce.
  • December 7, 2012
    “A Season in Hell”, written by Robert R. Fowler, 2008 Trudeau mentor, is nominated for two awards. The author is one of the four finalists named for the BC National Awards for Canadian Non-Fiction and is part of the long list of 15 finalists for the 12th Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.
  • December 6, 2012
    2005 Trudeau fellow George Elliott Clarke is appointed 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto. Read the article...>
  • December 5, 2012
    Chief Misel Joe, 2009 Trudeau mentor, has received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal by MHA Tracey Perry as a special recognition from outside the community for the work he did in Miawpukek (Conne River), located in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read the article...>
  • November 26, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholar Steven Hoffman wrote an op-ed published in The Globe and Mail on 26 November 2012 about how foreign aid should reflect Canada's priorities.
  • November 25, 2012
    Passionate about their opinions and ideas, the Trudeau scholars are often writing texts published in different media. Several scholars have seen their comments published on the Web, while others have had their work featured as articles.
  • November 22, 2012
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation welcomes its new Trudeau scholars, fellows and mentors. This message has been published in The Globe and Mail and La Presse in conjunction with the Foundation's ninth annual conference on public policy about the common good organized in Edmonton on 22-24 November 2012.
  • November 14, 2012
    2009 Trudeau scholar Magaly Brodeur will be one of four recipients of a "Star Researcher" award given by the It deserves to be recognized! (Ça mérite d’être reconnu!) competition. Magaly will receive her prize at a gala evening to be held at Montreal’s Palais des congrès on 15 November 2012. This evening will be the closing function of the event Rendez-vous du Savoir.
  • October 25, 2012
    An op-ed (in French) written by 2009 Trudeau Scholar Jean-Michel Landry following the recent car bomb attack in Beirut was published by Le Devoir on 23 October 2012. The text raises a very important aspect of the situation, not often mentioned: citizens’ opinions and their concerns about their future.
  • October 24, 2012
    The magazine Macleans has published an article written by 2012 Trudeau scholar Sara Angel about an important collection of documentary photography given to Ryerson University. The collection, the Black Star Archive, includes pictures of every internationally newsworthy moment from the 1930s to the 1980s.
  • October 17, 2012
    2009 Trudeau scholar Tamil Kendall has received a two-year CIHR fellowship to conduct post-doctoral work at the Harvard School of Public Health on women’s health rights and realities.
  • October 17, 2012
    Four members of the Trudeau community have recently been interviewed by various media outlets. 2012 Trudeau scholars Carla Suarez and Michael Pal, 2010 Visiting Trudeau fellow Steven Loft, and 2004 Trudeau scholar Robert Huish have discussed their current projects or subjects related to their research.
  • October 15, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholars Lisa Kerr was quoted on CNews Politics, in the article entitled "Inmates legally entitled to religious access: lawyer", and also in the newspaper The Manitoban, in the article entitled "Federal government ends non-Christian prison chaplain contracts".
  • October 10, 2012
    2008 Trudeau mentor Robert Fowler will give a lecture entitled "Sleeping with Al-Qaeda" on 11 October 2012 at 7 p.m. at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Mr. Fowler is a former foreign policy advisor and Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. He has also been a special envoy of the secretary general of the United Nations. While acquitting his UN mission, Mr.
  • October 9, 2012
    2012 Trudeau fellow Maria Campbell will give a lecture at the University of Ottawa on 11 October 2012 at 7 p.m. The conference is entitled "The Sovereignty of Squatting: The Hidden History of Road Allowance Villages." You must register online for this event.
  • October 8, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholar Michael Pal was recently quoted in two articles about electoral boundaries: "Judges worried about social engineering during redrawing of electoral map, documents show" from Postmedia News and "Staples: Alberta boundary commission stands up for voter equality"
  • October 4, 2012
    A video introducing 2012 Trudeau scholar Nathan Andrews can now be viewed on our You Tube channel in our “Trudeau Community” list. The short documentary talks about Nathan's origins, career, and doctoral research about how mining impacts people living in Ghana.
  • September 26, 2012
    The Law School Magazine of the New York University recently published a feature article about 2012 Trudeau scholar Lisa Kerr. It is more precisely an interesting explanation of how the doctoral candidate in law at New York University is rethinking the current approaches to incarceration and justice, focusing on the quality of a prison sentence rather than on the length of time served.
  • September 24, 2012
    Over the past few weeks, we have received much news from our community. Here is a short summary:
  • September 21, 2012
    A feature article (in French) in the fall edition (p. 56-58) of the magazine "Dire" of the University of Montreal is dedicated to the 2012 Trudeau scholar Katrin Wittig, a doctoral student in political science. The article reveals her story, what brought her to her current research as well as her experience as a scholar of the Trudeau Foundation.
  • September 14, 2012
    The Toronto Star has published an op-ed written by 2012 Trudeau scholar Michael Pal and Matthew Mendelsohn. The text is about a reform needed on Canadian electoral boundaries so that all Canadians could be equal by having votes with equal weight.
  • September 10, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholar Matthew Gordner has a blog on the Canadian International Council's website. You will find there a few texts he wrote when he was in Tunisia in July 2012.
  • September 3, 2012
    2011 Trudeau scholar Claris Harbon will give three talks in the next days at the Thurgood Marshall Law School of the Texas Southern University in Houston. These talks will be mostly about her current research and work. Two of them will be live streamed; "The Global Black Women" and "The Black Panthers."  Instructions to access live streaming: 1. Please go to 2. Enter meeting name: TMSL3. Password: 123456
  • September 2, 2012
    2007 Trudeau fellow William E. Rees won the 2012 Blue Planet Prize jointly with his former doctoral student, Dr Mathis Wackernagel. The Blue Planet Prize is an award presented to individuals or organizations worldwide in recognition of outstanding achievements in scientific research and its application that have helped provide solutions to global environmental problems.
  • August 30, 2012
    2012 Trudeau scholar Sara Angel wrote six different stories about the habits of six successful art collectors recently published in The Globe and Mail. One of the stories is about Mr. Roy L. Heenan, the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trudeau Foundation.
  • August 24, 2012
    2011 Trudeau Mentor Maureen McTeer is chairing a panel on medically assisted suicide in Ottawa on 7 September 2012. Registration and information are available on the official website of this event. Ms.
  • August 13, 2012
    The Foundation is active on social media via its Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and LinkedIn accounts. Visit the YouTube page for a new list of videos about members of the Trudeau Community.
  • August 10, 2012
    We asked Macartan Humphreys to tell us about his first year as a visiting Trudeau fellow at the University of British Columbia.
  • August 2, 2012
    2011 Trudeau mentor George Anderson edited two books that were published in June 2012. The first book-lenght work of its kind, Oil & Gas in Federal Systems explores the enormous role that Canada and other federations will play in determining how the twenty-first century unfolds, by the way they manage large reserves of oil and gas.
  • July 17, 2012
    2010 Trudeau scholar Simon Thibault gives a lecture at the 2012 Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), in Durban, South Africa, on July 19. His lecture addresses the debate regarding the regulation of the press in fragile states.
  • July 10, 2012
    2006 Trudeau scholar May Chazan is the winner of the award in the category of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. Dr. May Chazan's work, a sensitive and in-depth analysis of the global Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, examined the contributions of older people to society by investigating how grandmothers on two continents collaborated to create positive change.
  • July 3, 2012
    2010 Trudeau scholar Joël Thibert was the coordinator of "Marcher la région", a 3-day expedition in Montreal organized by urban planners who wanted to create a sense of belonging to the territory. Different interviews (in French) with Joël Thibert explaining the meaning of the project are available on Radio-Canada's website.
  • June 28, 2012
    2010 Trudeau mentor Guy Berthiaume, CEO of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), was elected president of the Conseil institutionnel des diplômés de l'UQAM. 
  • June 20, 2012
    The Honourable James Bartleman, 2009 Trudeau mentor, will give a lecture entitled “Canada's Forgotten Native Children” at Western Ontario University on March 27. This lecture will focus on the recent release of his first novel, "As long as the Rivers Flow". The admission is free and everyone is welcome to join this event.
  • June 19, 2012
    2011 Trudeau scholar Sébastien Jodoin has received a Public Scholar Award from the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for his work on human rights and global environmental governance. More information about the award and Mr.
  • June 18, 2012
    2006 Trudeau scholar Prateep Nayak has received the Governor General's Gold Medal for outstanding achievements at the graduate level for this year. The news was published in the Winnipeg Free Press and on the website of the University of Manitoba.
  • June 15, 2012
    2010 Trudeau fellow Alain-G. Gagnon won the 2011 edition of Canada Publishing Award for Japan. This prize of $ 17,000 is offered by the International Council for Canadian Studies and has been established to recognize quality scholarship about Canada or the Canada-Japan relationship and to increase the amount of published material related to Canada available in the Japanese language. Mr.
  • April 5, 2012
    Trudeau scholars Alberto Vergara (2008) and Laura Madokoro (2009) have received post-doctoral scholarships from SSHRC. Alberto Vergara will pursue his project, entitled "The Making of Competitive Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America," at Harvard University. Laura Madokoro will conduct her project at Columbia University.
  • March 21, 2012
    2011 Trudeau scholar Laure Waridel will deliver the opening lecture of the conference entitled "Innovation sociale et coopération : une nouvelle génération de recherche" that will be held on May 8-9, in conjunction with the ACFAS Conference in Montreal. Details and program are available online on the website of the Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales.
  • March 16, 2012
    2005 Trudeau scholar Aliette Frank will write in the New York Times website for the blog "Scientist at Work" from March 19 to April 9. She will be writing for 2004 Trudeau fellow Ann Dale's Canada Research Chair project.
  • March 8, 2012
    Professor Ann Dale, 2004 Trudeau fellow, is an expert of sustainable development and an environmental activist. She chairs the Canadian Consortium for Sustainable Development Research (CCSDR) and she is a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development at Royal Roads University.
  • March 6, 2012
    An article introducing the 2011 Trudeau scholar Sébastien Jodoin was published on the website of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
  • March 5, 2012
    Architects aim to increase evidence of Edmonton's aboriginal population in art and buildings and were inspired by the writing and work on Aboriginal architecture produced by 2011 Trudeau scholar Zoe Todd in the last few years.
  • March 1, 2012
    2009 Trudeau scholar Magaly Brodeur wrote an op-ed proposing a solution to increase the number of organ donations in Quebec. To read in The Huffington Post Quebec.
  • February 24, 2012
    On March 11, 2012, the 2004 Trudeau fellow Daniel Weinstock will be one of the 15 speakers for the multidisciplinary event TEDxUdeM, which will be held at the Société des arts technologiques in Montreal. From different various backgrounds, the speakers will each have 18 minutes to present their project and their creative ideas.
  • February 14, 2012
    "Intimate Critique in Indigenous Concepts", an event presented by 2011 Trudeau scholar Johnny Mack and moderated by 2011 Trudeau scholar Claris Harbon, will take place on February 27 at McGill University. See the official website for more details.
  • February 14, 2012
    A roundtable event entitled "Citizenship Worlds in Motion" organized by 2009 Trudeau Scholars Laura Madokoro and Laurence Santiago will take place at the National University of Singapore on February 21.
  • February 2, 2012
    « Lettres à Kateri », a novel written by 2008 Trudeau Scholar Xavier Gravend-Tirole, is available since a few weeks. This book is a correspondence between a narrator, who is a believer, and his ex-girlfriend, who is atheist.
  • February 2, 2012
    During Phase 1 of the Canadian Ocean Science Assessment, a Core Group of 20 Canadian ocean experts from academia, public sector, industry and civil society, will determine the priority research questions for Canadian ocean science.
  • February 1, 2012
    The 2006 Trudeau Scholar Mike Ananny will start a new career as an Assistant Professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in August.
  • February 1, 2012
    2003 Trudeau Scholar Pascale Fournier, actually Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, is now also Research Chair in legal pluralism and comparative law.
  • February 1, 2012
    2010 Visiting Trudeau Fellow Steven Loft will be doing a lecture, entitled "Lies your nation told you: Aboriginal art and the Canadian state", on February 2, 2012, in Toronto. This lecture will be of interest to those working or studying in art history, public history, First Nations studies, media studies as well as literature. This event will be followed by a public magazine launch and reception at McIntosh Gallery.
  • January 31, 2012
    2009 Trudeau Scholar Simon Collard-Wexler wrote an article published on Canadian International Council website about analyzing the potential uses and consequences of Iranian nuclear weapons to understand the cost and benefits of current sanctions and future strikes.
  • January 31, 2012
    The University of Toronto reappointed 2003 Trudeau Fellow Janice Gross Stein as head of the Munk School of Global Affairs for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2012.
  • January 25, 2012
    2006 Trudeau Fellow Constance Backhouse won the 2011 SSHRC Gold Medal for Achievement in Research. During her long career of over thirty years, she has become an internationally recognized voice in the areas of feminist research, sex discrimination and the legal history of gender and race in Canada.
  • January 23, 2012
    An interview with Claris Harbon has been published in the German Magazine "Jungle World". The 2011 Trudeau Scholar was interviewed about the exclusion of women by Orthodox Jews in Israel. Please note that this article is in German.
  • January 16, 2012
    A hard-hitting text, co-written by the Trudeau Foundation Member Roy Romanow with Linda Silas and Steven Lewis, has been published in The Globe and Mail. The authors explain seven reasons why a strong federal presence in health care is vital to Canada.
  • January 13, 2012
    2010 Trudeau Mentor Guy Saint-Pierre has been appointed co-president of the "Table des partenaires influents", recently created by Minister Christine Saint-Pierre.
  • January 4, 2012
    On December 30, the Governor General of Canada announced his new appointments to the Order of Canada. The Trudeau Mentors James Bartleman (2009) and Robert Fowler (2008) were appointed Officers of the Order of Canada and Trudeau Mentor Margaret Bloodworth (2011) and Trudeau Foundation Board Member Sean E. Riley were appointed Members of the Order of Canada.