13 October 2017

If you are applying for a 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau doctoral scholarship, read on! Vathsala Illesinghe, Ryerson University’s first Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar, discloses how to stand out in this competitive selection process. Among other nuggets, Illesinghe notes that “everyone has a unique personal narrative, and recognizing how those experiences inform our work, and demonstrating the passion that it brings to accomplish something broader and bigger than a PhD thesis, is… key in being successful.”

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Vathsala Illesinghe

Vathsala Illesinghe (policy studies, Ryerson University) is analyzing the migration trajectory of people who have moved from Sri Lanka to Canada to determine how immigration policies affect immigrant and refugee women’s vulnerability to violence.

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