The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship encouraged me to expand my intellectual horizons and to articulate the argument of my doctoral thesis through the lens of many disciplines of thought, including political science, political philosophy, and law. With its community of members, the Foundation situated me beyond the academic world and had me engage that the other worlds of public policy. The Trudeau Scholarship also assisted me to share with and to learn from researchers the world over. In short, by opening the environment of the academic, the Trudeau Foundation has sought to expand the very meaning of academic.
Grégoire Webber is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at Queen's University and Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a graduate of McGill University with bachelors of civil law and common law of the University of Oxford with a doctorate in law. Dr. Webber clerked for Justice André Rochon of the Quebec Court of Appeal and Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada. While at Oxford, he held a Trudeau Scholarship and tutored in comparative human rights and convened the Human Rights Discussion Group.
Dr. Webber was senior policy advisor with the Privy Council Office, where he advised the Government of Canada on matters of constitutional policy with a focus on electoral and parliamentary reform. Dr. Webber is co-founder and Executive Director of the Supreme Court Advocy Institute, which provides free advocacy advice to counsel appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a qualified barrister and sollicitor with the Law Society of Upper Canada.