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A word from the incoming president

“As I prepare to assume my duties as the Foundation’s president and CEO, I commit to undertaking extensive public consultations throughout Canada to listen to our community and communities, re-examine our current practices, and think collectively about our vision for the future.” Read Pascale Fournier's letter to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community and discover the colours of her mandate. +

New “How to produce a dynamic panel” episodes

Watch the five latest episodes of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation's webseries, "How to produce a dynamic panel," and let Jennifer Petrela guide you through the finishing touches essential to any lively and thought-provoking panel. Filming, editing, and production by Gabrielle Denis. Watch the videos, read the slides, and send us your comments. +

Upcoming Events

See you soon in St. John's!

The 2018 Summer Institute is just days away. A few points to consider before you leave:

International symposium on executive transitions

While global efforts to support democracy focus on electoral processes, far less attention is paid to executive transitions following democratic elections. To determine the success factors for this crucial transfer of power, the National Democratic Institute and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation will hold an invitation-only international symposium on "Best Practices for Effective, Democratic Transfers of Executive Power" on 13-14 September 2018 at the Foundation's offices in Montréal. An agenda, program materials, and participant information will be circulated in August. Stay tuned for more! +
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Community Ties


The 2018-2019 Media Network

How should I write an op-ed? How should I train for radio or televised interviews? To help scholars answer these questions, six Foundation community members have made their experience and expertise available through the Media Network. If you are a scholar or fellow wishing to get media advice, feedback, or practice trainings, please consult the resource-persons list and make individual requests. +

Where were you this year?

The Foundation's Annual Report is an opportunity to look back to the projects, events, and themes that the community has brought to life over the past year. For the 2017-2018 Annual Report, the Foundation invites all community members to share visual stories and field photos illustrating their engagement with communities local and global, academic and non-academic. Please send your high-resolution files (.jpg and 300 dpi minimum) with descriptions (150 words) to Mariana Correro before 30 June 2018. +

Use the PETF offices for your event

Have you ever wanted to organize an event in a beautiful yet practical space? The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation's offices are available for community members to host their events. If interested, please contact Mariana Correro, the Foundation's office technician. +



Wendell Adjetey’s dissertation receives four awards

Congratulations to 2014 Foundation scholar Wendell Adjetey, whose doctoral dissertation, “From the North Star to the Black Star: African North Americans and the Search for a Land of Promise, 1919-1984” has received no less than four awards. In addition to receiving Yale University’s Willard Brittain, Jr. Leadership Award, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences bestowed three honors on Adjetey’s dissertation: the Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize for African American history, the Edwin W. Small Prize for “outstanding” contribution to U.S. history, and the Canadian Studies Prize. +

Farah Mohamed makes the Gender Equality Top 100

Congratulations to Board director Farah Mohamed for making the 2018 Gender Equality Top 100! Mohamed’s work as the Malala Fund CEO has channeled resources and policy change towards girls’ education in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and countries hosting Syrian refugees. As one of the top 100, Farah Mohamed joins UN Women Executive Director Phyumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, activist Malala Yousafzai, Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister Margot Wallström, Melinda Gates, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan on the global gender equality change-maker scene. +

Margarida Garcia, Sophie Thériault, and Sophie de Saussure are creating a new future for research in law

What are the challenges of legal research in the 21st century? To answer this question, the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law organized the first Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law. Three members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community contributed to the discussion: 2004 scholar Margarida Garcia, 2003 scholar Sophie Thériault, and 2017 scholar Sophie de Saussure. Watch the video-summary for their comments. +

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Migrant farm workers vulnerable to sexual violence

Anelyse Weiler, 2015 scholar, The Conversation Canada. + 

Comeau ruling about more than beer and the Supreme Court got it right

Maria Banda, 2008 scholar, The Toronto Star.

Solving Canada’s food waste problem

Tammara Soma, 2014 scholar, Policy Options. +

An open letter to the left regarding silence

Cherry Smiley, 2016 scholar, The Feminist Current. +

New Diplomatic Posts Could Give UK a Fresh Path to Influence

Cleo Paskal, 2015 fellow, Chatham House. +

Trump's Plan B: Iranian Regime Change

Bessma Momani, 2015 fellow, The Globe and Mail. +

As UBC stays quiet, students and faculty speak on cannabis legalization

Stephanie Lake, 2017 scholar, The Ubyssey. +

‘Suicide tourism’ and understanding the Swiss model of the right to die

Samuel Blouin, 2016 scholar, The Conversation Canada. +

Making the Mandela Rules: Evidence, Expertise, and Politics in the Development of Soft Law International Prison Standards

Jennifer Peirce, 2015 scholar, Queen's Law Journal. +

Who is research serving? A systematic realist review of circumpolar environment-related Indigenous health literature

Jennifer Jones, 2015 scholar, PLoS ONE. +

Accountability for International Crimes within Insurgent Groups

René Provost, 2015 fellow, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. +

Parents in prison: a public policy blind spot

Sophie de Saussure, 2017 scholar, Policy Options. +

The extent of Quebec's constitutional jurisdiction over the environment

Stéphanie Roy, 2017 scholar, IRAI. +

Activating the Heart: Storytelling, Knowledge Sharing and Relationship

Julia Christensen, 2008 scholar, Christopher Cox, 2009 scholar, and Lisa Szabo-Jones, 2009 scholar, Wilfrid Laurier University Press. +

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Mark Your Calendars!

> Summer Institute
3-6 June 2018 | St. John's, Newfoundland

> Summer Institute, optional add-on trip
7-10 June 2018 | Labrador

> Circles Within Circles: Transnational Perspectives on Sexual Violence
Fellowship project of Claudia Mitchell
8-11 July 2018 | Montréal, Quebec

> Symposium: Executive Transitions
PETF and the National Democratic Institute
13-14 September 2018 | Montréal, Québec

> 15th Annual Foundation Forum
21-23 November 2018 | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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