• December 20, 2016
    The following text constitutes the public response of The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation to the National Post reporting about its donations and governance. The letter was published in the National Post on 20 December 2016.  -- To the Editor:
  • December 15, 2016
    The last consultation of the Pluralism Project’s cross-country tour, led by 2015 Trudeau Fellow Bessma Momani of the University of Waterloo and 2015 Trudeau Mentor Jillian Stirk of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, took place on 14 December, in Montréal.
  • December 14, 2016
    Canada has implicitly and explicitly embraced diversity as one of the foundational characteristics of what makes us a country. However, some institutions like the Canadian Armed Forces do not reflect the demographic makeup of Canada. The aim of the workshop taking place in Waterloo on 12-13 April 2017 is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of academics, policy practitioners, and Canadian Armed Forces personnel to present research and insights on this issue. 2016 Trudeau fellow Bessma Momani will be part of the workshop.
  • December 9, 2016
    Building Community: Ideas for the Future of Citizenship and Belonging This year, the 13th Annual Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Conference took place in Vancouver on 16-17 November. If you think, like us, that a picture is worth a thousand words, please watch this video-summary of the conference:
  • December 8, 2016
    The Alumni Society of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is pleased to introduce its new executive committee, elected on 28 October 2016.
  • December 2, 2016
    2016 Trudeau fellow Adelle Blackett, professor of law and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, has been named the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development.
  • November 29, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has been in the news over the last week regarding a donation. We have limited our communications on this to answering media queries and correcting reporting errors. What follows are the key facts. Key facts:
  • November 28, 2016
    In honour of Carleton University’s 75th anniversary in 2017, the university will profile 75 of the Faculty of Public Affairs’ most inspiring alumni over the next year. Among them will be 2010 Trudeau fellow Janine Brodie, Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance at the University of Alberta. Find out more
  • November 25, 2016
    - Report by Benjamin Perryman, 2015 Trudeau Scholar and Lisa Kerr, 2012 Trudeau Scholar
  • November 22, 2016
    2014 Trudeau scholar Aaron Mills was honoured with the Talent Award, one of five Impact Awards of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral scholarship or fellowship holder.
  • November 10, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is a learning organization interested in innovative models of research and collaboration.
  • November 9, 2016
    The Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue is presented every second year to an individual who has demonstrated international excellence in the use of dialogue to increase mutual understanding and advance complex public issues. Nominations are encouraged from around the world in the fields of international diplomacy and conflict resolution, climate solutions, intercultural dialogue, civic engagement, and urban sustainability.
  • November 7, 2016
    2004 mentor Louise Arbour was recently honoured by the Alumni Society of Université de Montréal with its Order of Merit Award. The award is given to those who embody hard work, discipline, courage and success, and who make important contribution to the world. Arbour graduated from the Université de Montréal’s Law School in 1970.
  • October 21, 2016
    2013 scholar Anna-Louise Crago has been named a 2016 recipient of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case, which recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the goal of equality for women and girls in Canada. The award recognizes her work as a human rights advocate, social service-provider and researcher in sex-work and street-involved communities. Find out more here. 
  • October 20, 2016
    2010 scholar Adolfo Agundez-Rodriguez was recently awarded the l’ADÉSAQ (Association des Doyens des Études Supérieures au Québec) Prize for Excellence for his thesis on ethical aspects of consumption and on over-consumption as a reason for social inequality and environmental damage. Read the announcement here.  
  • October 19, 2016
    2005 Trudeau mentor Ken Wiwa passed away earlier this month at the age of 47. Nigerian author and political activist, Wiwa was a former feature writer and columnist at The Globe and Mail. He served as a special assistant to three Nigerian presidents and was the son of environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Find out more
  • October 13, 2016
  • October 11, 2016
    2005 fellow Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at the Université de Montréal, has received a gold medal Inter-American Prize for Educational Innovation, awarded by the Inter-American organization for Higher Education as part of its WAT_UNESCO project.  
  • October 6, 2016
    Pluralism and diversity issues are one area of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s expertise. On 21 September 2016, Morris Rosenberg, the Foundation president and chief executive officer, moderated a high-level international panel on the benefits of inclusion and diversity, on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.
  • October 4, 2016
    Four Trudeau scholars have won a Banting fellowship for 2015-16. 2011 scholar Lara Rosenoff Gauvin’s  project "We Are Sons and Daughters of Bwoc" will dive into community knowledge translation and land rights in rural post-conflict Northern Uganda at McGill University’s Department of Anthropology.
  • September 28, 2016
    Dyane Adam, 2008 Trudeau mentor, has accepted a new role as the president of a board that will oversee the planning for a new French university in Ontario. Adams has previously taken on the roles of Principal of York University’s francophone Glendon campus and of Commissioner for Official Languages. Many in Ontario’s francophone community have been pushing for a new French language university in the province for some time.
  • September 26, 2016
    Former Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation President and current Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs Stephen Toope has been nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He will become the first known non-Briton to hold the post once his nomination is approved by the university’s governing body. This new position will mark a return to his alma mater for Mr. Toope, who earned his PhD. from the university in 1987.
  • September 21, 2016
      2010 Trudeau fellow Alain-G. Gagnon from the Université du Québec à Montréal became president-elect of The Royal Society of Canada’sAcademy of Social Sciences. This appointment takes effect on 17 November 2016.
  • September 20, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation supports cutting-edge research initiatives that engage communities in Canada and abroad
  • September 14, 2016
    Since the advent of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, courts have become a focal point for policy change in Canada. Faced with litigation and court rulings, governments have been forced to develop or amend policy in such areas as safe  injection sites, sex work, and assisted dying. Increasingly, these landmark cases include extensive  social science evidentiary records.
  • September 13, 2016
    2003 Trudeau scholar Pascale Fournier, professor and research chair in legal pluralism and comparative law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa has been elected as a member of the 2016 cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Professor Fournier will join approximately eighty newly-elected Royal Society of Canada members whose notable achievements in the areas of research, arts and science are honoured this year.
  • September 12, 2016
    2013 Trudeau fellow Jennifer Clapp is one of the 89 new fellows of The Royal Society of Canadafellows. Royal Society fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.
  • September 9, 2016
    McCall MacBain Foundation makes largest gift in the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s history   John H. McCall MacBain, Marcy McCall MacBain, McCall MacBain Foundation and Morris Rosenberg, president and CEO, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
  • September 1, 2016
    In 2015, former paralympic athlete and 2011 scholar, Danielle Peers received her doctorate in physical education and recreation from University of Alberta. This summer, she returned to her alma mater and is now working with her former colleagues as an assistant professor in the field of adapted physical activity. During her interview with the University of Alberta’s newspaper, she addressed how her scholarship shaped her doctoral research:
  • August 29, 2016
    2016 Trudeau scholar Jesse Thistle, who is Métis-Cree, overcame 10 years living on the streets to become a leading voice on intergenerational trauma. One of York University’s top students, Jesse’s doctoral research draws heavily from his personal background.
  • August 26, 2016
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    2010 Trudeau scholar Lisa Kelly has joined the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University as a professor. She will teach criminal law and evidence. This position is Kelly’s first teaching role—she was previously a fellow at Centre for Reproductive Rights and Columbia Law School in New York City. To read more, check out the article here.
  • August 24, 2016
    - Report by Bailey Gerrits, 2015 Trudeau scholar On 10-11 August 2016, over 250 students, on- and off-campus anti-violence service providers, post-secondary administrators, researchers, and policymakers attended Ontario Universities Taking Action Against Sexual Violence Conference (OUTA) to hear from 18 speakers on ways to prevent sexual violence.
  • August 8, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is happy to announce that it has approved its second round of targeted-area-of-inquiry (TAI) projects. The three projects include an exploration of Indigenous law, a social innovation lab addressing food waste, and a dialogue on the inclusion of Muslim-Canadian youth.
  • August 5, 2016
    2014 mentor Mary Simon, a longtime Inuit leader, has been appointed as a special representative to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development, Carolyn Bennett. In this role she will advise the Federal government about the spending needs of the Arctic. She plans to consult and include Northern communities and First Nations groups to ensure that they have a say in the design and operations of any projects that affect them.
  • August 2, 2016
    2004 Trudeau scholar and Queen’s law professor Grégoire Webber has been appointed as the legal affairs advisor to the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Check out the article
  • July 29, 2016
    2007 Trudeau mentor Ursula Franklin died on 22 July 2016 at the age of 94. Prominent University of Toronto professor and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Franklin was one of Canada's most accomplished scientists and educators, as well as a renowned feminist and peace activist. She is greatly missed by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community. You can read Ms. Franklin’s obituary here.
  • July 28, 2016
    2007 Trudeau scholar Alexander Aylett passed away on 23 July 2016 after a long battle with cancer. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation offers sincere condolences to his wife Luna and their daughters Inara and Aurora.You can read Alex’s obituary here. 
  • July 26, 2016
    Steven Hoffman, a leading international lawyer and global health researcher at the University of Ottawa, and 2012 Trudeau scholar, has been appointed as incoming Scientific Director of CIHR's (Canadian Institute of Health Research) Institute of Population and Public Health and is CIHR's lead for global health. This appointment is effective August 1, 2016.
  • July 12, 2016
    John McGarry, a 2011 Trudeau fellow who was recently made an officer of the order of Canada received the social sciences and humanitiesCanada Council for the Arts Molson Prize in July.The prize allows recipients to contribute to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. Read his interview in The Whig newspaper.
  • July 5, 2016
  • June 30, 2016
    A total of six members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed to the Order of Canada among the 113 new appointments announced by the Governor General of Canada on 30 June 2016. This honour recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
  • June 29, 2016
    NOW Magazine named Jake Pyne, 2014 Trudeau scholar, advocate and researcher in Toronto's transgender community for many years, one of the six Toronto’s queer heroes this year. Here is what they say :
  • June 24, 2016
    How to attract diversity beyond larger Canadian urban centres? How can social diversity be harnessed for greater economic advantage? And is Canada making the most of social diversity in its cities and towns?
  • June 22, 2016
    Two members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation have been appointed to the Order of Québec during a ceremony on 22 June 2016. The members are 2009 mentor Alanis Obomsawin, appointed Grand Officier to the Ordre of Quebec and 2011 scholar Laure Waridel, appointed Knight to the Order of Quebec.
  • June 20, 2016
    Canada's engagement in international democracy promotion has undergone profound transformation in the past decade. Canada was a leading actor in promoting democracy as part of human rights for many years. However its engagement has waned in recent years despite increasing global demand for support to democratic transitions.
  • June 15, 2016
    Trudeau Scholar Memee Dawn Lavell-Harvard was bestowed an honourary Doctorate of Education this month by Nipissing University. The 2003 scholar, currently the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) President, was presented with the honourary degree in North Bay during the university's convocation on June 9.
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    2015 Trudeau scholar Erin Aylward
  • May 31, 2016
    Since Confederation in 1867, Canada has identified and conducted itself as a country of two founding nations, the British and the French, while subordinating the status of Indigenous peoples. A new project is seeking to alter that narrative through official recognition, on the 150th anniversary of the 1867 confederation, of the foundational contributions of Indigenous peoples to the formation of Canada, in addition to the British and the French.
  • May 31, 2016
    Kent Roach, a 2013 Trudeau fellow at the University of Toronto, an expert in constitutional law, and a human rights advocate, has won two prestigious awards with his colleague Craig Forcese for their work analyzing the balance between civil liberties and national security.
  • May 20, 2016
    For Tahnee Prior, 2015 Trudeau scholar and doctoral candidate in global governance at the University of Waterloo, talking about gender issues in the Arctic does not come second. That is why she co-created with McGill law student Rachel Kohut Plan A, a digital storytelling platform that gathers and shares lived experiences of women across the Arctic.
  • May 10, 2016
    University of Alberta School of Public Health professor Timothy Caulfield, one of our 2013 Trudeau Fellows, just won the Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA)'s Science in Society General Book Award.
  • May 3, 2016
    Several Foundation members will take part in two major annual gatherings of Canadian academics: the 84thCongress of l'Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) will take place from 9 to 13 May at Université du Québec à Montréal on the theme of “Meeting points,” and the 85thCongress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will take place at University of Calgary, from 28 May to 3 June on the theme of “Energizing communities.”
  • April 29, 2016
    Three events financed by the Public Interaction Program and partners will take place soon: > Canada's role on issues of LGBTI people with Erin Aylward, 2015 scholar1-3 June 2016 | Ottawa (Ontario) This roundtable aims to strengthen collaboration among Canadian civil society actors working on LGBTI issues globally and to forge new connections within the public sector.
  • April 25, 2016
    The Middle East is experiencing the systematic collapse of a political order put in place one hundred years ago. This breakdown is creating ripples far beyond the region, pushing refugees up against an increasingly tightly wound Europe and exporting ideologies and ideologues that promote violence around the world. The breakdown of order can be remarkably quick, but the construction of a new order is painfully slow. How then should Canada deal with a part of the world that is likely to remain turbulent and violent for the foreseeable future yet is important to the world and to Canadians?
  • April 22, 2016
    2003 Trudeau scholar Robert Leckey, full professor specializing in constitutional and family law, has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Law of McGill University. Leckey’s five-year term will begin on 1 July 2016. “Professor Leckey has distinguished himself in a leadership capacity, both within McGill and across Canada,” says Christopher Manfredi, McGill’s provost and vice-principal academic. Read the announcement
  • April 14, 2016
    “Women, Contemporary Indigenous Issues, and Resistance” is the title of the new educational multimedia kit produced by Rita Deverell, 2011 Trudeau mentor and member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Society Executive Committee. This tool aims to strip away fears and stigmas that keep people from speaking openly about Indigenous issues. Designed for sharing, the kit includes five print pieces and an 83-minute video.
  • April 11, 2016
    Two members of the Trudeau community are the winners of the 2016 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences presented by the Federation for the humanities and social science for the excellence of their scholarly books and their enrichment of the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada. Canada Prize in the Social Sciences
  • April 8, 2016
    2015 scholar Anelyse Weiler has won a Power of Youth Leadership Award in the Leadership Award for Research, Analysis and Solutions category, for her commitment to the advancement of food and agriculture-based livelihoods that promote ecological resilience and enable everyone to live and migrate with dignity.
  • March 31, 2016
    2013 Trudeau mentor, business and community leader, Evaleen Jaager Roy will receive an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University, in June 2016, for the lasting legacy she built during her tenure as University’s board chair. Read the announcement
  • March 22, 2016
    Are multicultural societies more or less prosperous than the alternatives? Is transnationalism an opportunity or a threat? And is Canada making the most of social diversity in its cities and towns?
  • March 14, 2016
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  • March 9, 2016
    2010 Trudeau fellow and professor in the Department of Political Science at Université du Québec à Montréal Alain-G. Gagnon won the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies. Each year, this award honours a researcher who makes an important contribution to the international development of Canadian studies. It will be presented to Alain-G. Gagnon on June 11th during the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) cocktail to be held at the University of Ottawa..
  • March 7, 2016
    Each year the Public Policy Forum's Testimonial Dinner pays tribute to distinguished leaders who have made outstanding contributions to public policy and good governance.
  • March 4, 2016
    Issues around social cohesion, the mass movement of people, and belonging are among the most complex and divisive questions facing many countries today. As part of its mission to support critical thinking and engagement on issues important to our collective future, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation organized a series of events at London, United Kingdom, at the end of February and beginning of March 2016.
  • March 3, 2016
    Canada is rapidly moving into a new reality for end-of-life care. From an all-out ban, Canada is on course to adopt some of the most progressive assisted death legislation in the world. In her Trudeau Conference / Big Thinking lecture, 2015 Trudeau fellow Jocelyn Downie of Dalhousie University explores recent policy discussions, explains what’s at stake and sketches possible scenarios for end-of-life law and policy.
  • February 5, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is proud to announce that eleven new Trudeau mentors will enrich its community in 2016.
  • January 14, 2016
    In this video, the Donald J. Savoie Institute showcases Donald Savoie, leading Canadian public policy expert and '04 Trudeau fellow. He was recently honoured with a prestigious 2015 Canada Council Killam Prize.
  • January 6, 2016
    image via CBC Named the seventh parliamentary poet laureat in Canadian history, Georges Elliott Clarke is Professor of English at the University of Toronto, and in 2005 Trudeau fellow.