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Publication of the 2016-2017 Annual Report

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is proud to announce the publication of its 2016-2017 Annual Report, “The Foundation for Ideas.” The report recounts how the Foundation’s four programs have enabled research and engagement in the social sciences and humanities in the year ending 31 August 2017. It also contains the Foundation’s audited financial statements. To learn more, please consult the 2016-2017 Annual Report. +

Six community members appointed to the Order of Canada

In December 2017, the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Six members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community are listed among the Order's new members. Thomas Cromwell, 2017 Trudeau mentor, and Louis Lebel, 2016 Trudeau mentor, were appointed companions. François Crépeau, 2008 Trudeau fellow, was appointed an officer. Janine Brodie, 2010 Trudeau fellow; Jocelyn Downie, 2015 Trudeau fellow; and Barbara Neis, 2006 Trudeau fellow, were appointed members.+ 

Recent Events

The Victoria Forum: An alternative narrative on Canadian diversity

"Canada@150: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion" was the theme of the inaugural Victoria Forum, held on 17-19 November 2017 in Victoria, BC. 2015 Trudeau fellow Bessma Momani designed one of the forum’s six tracks, while 2015 Trudeau scholar Erin Aylward and 2014 Trudeau scholar Geoffrey Cameron led two of the discussions. 2015 Trudeau mentor Jillian Stirk spoke on a panel on inclusive socio-economic progress moderated by Jennifer Petrela, the Foundation’s director of content and strategic engagement. The forum was organized by the University of Victoria and Global Affairs Canada. To watch a video of the panel, see here. +

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B.C. Solitary Ruling: A Bold Move That May Finally Bring About Change

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

Publicly Engaged PhDs Shift the Notion of the Ivory Tower

Gina Beltran, 2016 team, University Affairs. +

Cyberspace and Political Science: From Methodology to the Field, from Virtual to Real
Elena Waldispuehl, 2017 scholar, Presses de l'Université du Québec. +

The Banishment of Isaac: Racial Signifiers of Gender Performance
Ido Katri, 2016 scholar, University of Toronto Law Journal. +

Helping Migrant Workers Must Be Part of New Food Policy
Anelyse Weiler, 2015 scholar, The Toronto Star. +

Turkey's Affrin Offensive Could Have Dangerous Implications

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

It's High Time to Upgrade the Fisheries Act

Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny, 2017 scholar, The Hill Times. +

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Community Ties


“A Mentor for Life”: Andrea Marston and Jean Lebel on mentorship at the Foundation

Ever wondered about mentorship practices at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation? Andrea Marston, a 2014 Trudeau scholar, and Jean Lebel, a 2016 Trudeau mentor, discussed their mentee-to-mentor relationship with Jennifer Petrela, highlighting the multiple shapes such relationships can take. “I’m sure that other scholars feel the same way I do, about their own mentor,” said Andrea Marston. “But I really feel that mine’s the best.” Click here to find out why Andrea feels that way. +



Vote for Ben in the final round of the 2017 Mœbius Public's Prize!

Benjamin Gagnon Chainey, a 2017 Trudeau scholar, is one of five finalists in the final round of the 2017 Moebius Public’s Prize, an award given to the best text published in Mœbius, a journal of Quebec literature, in the last year. As Marie-Pier Tremblay of the Librairie Boutique Vénus in Rimouski commented, Gagnon Chainey’s audacious piece, “Full Moon,” is a "shattered patient-practitioner dialogue." More than that, it is a “fascinating delirium” that creates “a vaporous and troubling atmosphere” reminiscent of Beckett and Ionesco’s seminal texts. Read "Full Moon" online and vote for Benjamin here 

2016 scholar becomes the youngest member of Raising the Roof’s Board of Directors

Jesse Thistle, a 2016 Trudeau scholar, has become the youngest member of the Board of Directors of Raising the Roof. Launched in 1996 by members of the Canadian Non-Profit Housing Foundation, Raising the Roof provides national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness. “It's a pretty big deal for a student, at least to me who works in the housing sector,” said Thistle.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Storying Climate Change: Narrative, Imagination, Justice, Resilience
8-11 March 2018 | Galiano Island, BC

The Foundation at Congress 2018: Note your dates here to meet up in Regina!
26 May – 1 June 2018 | Regina, Saskatchewan

> Marie Wilson on "Diversity and Reconciliation" at Congress 2018
28 May 2018 | Regina, Saskatchewan

> Summer Institute (Foundation community only)
3-6 June 2018 | Newfoundland

> Summer Institute, optional add-on trip (Foundation community only)
7-10 June 2018 | Labrador

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