Latest news from the Foundation


Meet the 2017 scholars!

On 5 July, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation announced 15 new recipients of its doctoral scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. From British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, the newest scholars are exceptional students who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence and civic engagement. Focusing on important questions for Canada and the world, they are researching areas as diverse as literature, philosophy, educational studies, public health, international development, political science, and law. Read the official announcement and the press review

Who will be the next mentors?

The call for 2018 mentorship nominations is now open. Our mentors are highly accomplished and engaged Canadians from the public, private, cultural, and not-for-profit sectors. They forge intellectual and personal bonds with the Foundation's talented doctoral scholars. Check online for more details. +

Recent events

Report from Canada’s Drug Futures Forum

From April 4-5, 2017, a multidisciplinary team of scholars convened the Canada’s Drug Futures Forum in Ottawa to document priorities for Canadian drug policy in the coming decade. The recommendations that emerged from the Forum have been presented within five domains: national drug policy reform; criminal justice reform; prevention, harm reduction, and treatment; research and knowledge exchange; and international leadership. Organized by scholars Jennifer Peirce, Ayden Scheim, Claudia Stoicescu, Meaghan Thumath, and Daniel Werb, the forum was supported by several partners including the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. Read the report. 

Understanding Washington DC: What scholars learned

In this critical moment in US history, the American social and political landscape is informing current research and scholarship globally and has a critical impact on many of the world’s most pressing issues. To gain a better understanding of current US-Canada relations and other unfolding debates, 19 members of the Foundation’s community visited Washington DC on 12-13 June 2017. Read the impressions of four scholars: Stéphanie Roy, Gillian McKay, Milad Parpouchi, and Antoine Pellerin. +


Animal rights are reaching an impasse

Interview with Will Kymlicka, 2005 fellow, Libération.

What many MPs get wrong about marijuana

Stephanie Lake, 2017 scholar, iPolitics. 

On Canada 150 celebrations

Interviews with Wendell Adjetey, 2014 scholar and Marie Wilson, 2016 mentor, The New Yorker. + 

The democratization of municipalities in Quebec

Antoine Pellerin, 2016 scholar, Le Devoir. +

The importance of Bill C-16 and the future of trans rights

Ido Katri, 2016 scholar, The Globe and Mail.

More publications


Two community members appointed to the Order of Canada

Two members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed members of the Order of Canada on 30 June 2017: Mi’sel Joe, 2009 mentor, for his leadership in developing and enhancing the well-being and financial vitality of the Miawpukek First Nation, and John H. Sims, 2012 mentor, for his commitment to improving access to justice, and for his principled and respected leadership as a senior public servant. 

Two opportunities to join our team

The Foundation is looking for an Assistant – Outreach and Governance, and a Program Officer – Fellowships and Mentorships. Spread the word. 

Claudia Stoicescu wins the 2017 Barnett Prize from Oxford University

2014 scholar Claudia Stoicescu has been awarded the Barnett Prize for the year's best research paper from Oxford University's Department of Social Policy and Intervention for her paper “Intimate partner violence and HIV-related sexual risk behaviour among women who inject drugs in Indonesia: a respondent-driven sampling study.” +

More news

Mark Your Calendars!

> Opening the 2018 call for mentorship nominations
Now | Online

> Opening the 2018 competition for general and visiting research fellowships
Mid-August 2017 | Online

> Opening the 2018 doctoral scholarship competition
1 September 2017 | Online

> Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice
13-15 September | Halifax, Nova Scotia

> Announcing the 2017 fellows
19 September | Online

> Big Thinking lecture on the diversity dividend
26 September | Ottawa, Ontario

> 14th annual Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation conference
14-17 November | Montréal, Québec

> Victoria Forum: Canada @150, Promoting Diversity & Inclusion
17-20 November | Victoria, British Columbia

> Summer Institute (Foundation community only)
3-8 June 2018 | Newfoundland and Labrador (dates and city to be confirmed after reconnaissance trip)

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