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2016 Summer Institute: Meeting Yukon communities

The Foundation’s 11th Summer Institute will take place in Whitehorse, Yukon, from 15 to 20 May on the territories of the Kwanlin Dün and Ta’an Kwäch’än First Nations. Some 110 scholars, fellows, and mentors will take part in this annual gathering.  +

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It’s PIP event season

Three events financed by the Public Interaction Program (PIP) and partners will take place over the next few weeks: a workshop on Canadian collaboration on LGTBI human rights internationally, a strategy session on Canada’s role in promoting democracy abroad, and a Trudeau / Big Thinking Lecture on food security and sustainability in the context of global trade. +

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Why solitary confinement must be legislated

Lisa Kerr, 2012 scholar, The Globe and Mail. +

Uber and the informal economy

Françoise Bertrand, 2013 mentor, La Presse+. +

Bill C-14 on medical assistance in dying: Our experts weigh in

Jocelyn Downie, 2015 fellow and Robert Leckey, 2003 scholar, The Globe and Mail. +

Putting women at the heart of UN drug Policy

Claudia Stoicescu, 2014 scholar, The Conversation. +

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Our researchers at Congress and ACFAS

Several scholars and fellows will share their knowledge in Calgary and Montreal during two major annual gatherings of Canadian academics. +

Former scholar appointed McGill University’s dean of law

2003 Scholar Robert Leckey has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Law of McGill University. +

Educational multimedia kit on Indigenous issues

This advocacy kit was produced by Rita Deverell, 2011 Trudeau mentor and member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Society Executive Committee. +

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Mark your calendars!

> Canada's origin story with Kathleen Mahoney
10 May 2016 | Ottawa, Ontario

The Foundation's Summer Institute
15 to 20 May 2016 | Whitehorse, Yukon

> Cleo Paskal on strategic shifts in Oceania and what they mean for Canada
20 May 2016 | Vancouver, British Columbia

> Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
28 May to 3 June 2016 | Calgary, Alberta

> René Provost on the prevention of mass atrocities
1-2 June 2016 | Montréal, Québec

> Announcement of 2016 scholars
10 June 2016

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