5 May 2017

Several members of the Foundation community will take part in two major annual gatherings of Canadian academics: the 85th Congress of l'Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), which will take place 8 – 12 May at McGill University on the theme of “Towards new heights,” and the 86th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, which will take place at Ryerson University from 27 May to 2 June on the theme of “The next 150.”

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation will be promoting its doctoral scholarship and research fellowship programs at both these events. From 8 to 12 May, we will answer all your questions at booth 10 during the ACFAS Congress, and from 27 to 30 May, we’ll be at booth 26a of the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress Expo. Come say hi!

ACFAS Congress Presentations, Montréal, Québec, 8-12 May 2017

On 10 May at 2:55 pm, 2016 mentor Jean Lebel will participate in a panel on science diplomacy in the conference « Réflexion sur l’usage de la diplomatie scientifique au Québec et au Canada ».

2016 scholar Antoine Pellerin was part of the team behind a research project whose findings will be revealed during a symposium on the progress women have made in professions historically occupied by men. The first presentation will take play on 10 May at 2:45 pm and is on the subject of women in law and order, focusing on the retention and career progression of female lawyers, police officers, and correctional officers. The second presentation will happen on 11 May at 3:10 pm on the subject of the challenges faced by female inspectors in their career paths.

On 11 May, 2015 fellow Adelle Blackett  has organized a symposium on labour and development law, and 2006 scholar Jason Luckerhoff has co-organized a symposium on the transmission of history and culture in museums.

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Presentations, Toronto, Ontario, 27 May to 2 June 2017

On 29 May, join 2006 fellow Jocelyn Létourneau and 2015 scholar Andréanne LeBrun at 12:15 pm for their Trudeau/Big Thinking Lecture entitled Timeline 150: Québec, Canada, and the Weight of History.

2009 mentor James Bartleman and 2005 fellow George Elliott Clarke will participate in the panel Grading Canada at 150 on 29 May at 7 pm.

Three scholars will present their research:

Deborah Cowen, 2015 fellow, will participate in the Canadian Association of Geographers conference entitled “Towards a just and sustainable world,” which is also taking place in Toronto on 29 May. Her panel is called “A just and sustainable Toronto?”

Jean Lebel

Jean Lebel is one of Canada’s strongest voices on the interface between development and foreign policy and on innovation in global health and the environment. 

2016 Mentors

Adelle Blackett

Drawing on her scholarship on and advocacy for social justice, notably domestic and migrant workers’ rights, Professor Adelle Blackett will develop case studies, lead high-level discussions and formulate recommendations on the role of transnational labour law in a globally interconnected world.

2016 Fellows

Antoine Pellerin

Antoine Pellerin (law, Université Laval) is interested in the government’s power to contract and is examining the conditions required for this power to be exercised in the public interest.

2016 Scholars

Jocelyn Létourneau

He studies 20th-century Quebec and how its citizens came to define themselves.

2006 Fellows

Andréanne LeBrun

Andréanne LeBrun (history, Université de Sherbrooke) is studying the effects of various models of citizenship and political engagement taught in Quebec schools in the 20th century.

2015 Scholars

James Bartleman

Former Chancellor, Ontario College of Art and Design, and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; a champion of aboriginal youth and literacy programs.

2009 Mentors

Aytak Akbari-Dibavar

Aytak (international relations, York University) is investigating the intergenerational transmission of political trauma in authoritarian states, where public life is tightly controlled.

2016 Scholars

Caroline Lieffers

Caroline Lieffers (history of science and medicine, Yale University) is studying the relationship between disability and citizenship in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States to better understand how diverse groups of people can contribute to a nation’s goals.

2015 Scholars

Cherry Smiley

Cherry Smiley (communications, Concordia University). Cherry’s research aims to help end sexualized violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

2016 Scholars

Deborah Cowen

Professor Deborah Cowen's research looks at how conflicts over infrastructures have come to define our political landscape. She rethinks citizenship through case studies in energy, transport and security with movements and communities who contest infrastructures of injustice, and work to assemble alternatives.

2016 Fellows