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Timeline 150: Quebec, Canada, and the weight of history

In preparation for Canada Day, discover last month's Trudeau/Big Thinking Lecture featuring Jocelyn Létourneau, 2006 fellow and professor of history at Université Laval, and Andréanne LeBrun, 2015 scholar and doctoral student in history at Université Sherbrooke, on how different generations view the past differently and the challenges and potential that these differences carry for the future. Speaking on 29 May at Ryerson University during the Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Lebrun and Létourneau also pondered how our understanding of the history of Canada and Quebec shapes Quebec-Canada relations and identities. Watch their conversation online.

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Walrus Talks: We desire a better country

In celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary, The Walrus Talks Conversations about Canada: We desire a better country series has asked youth leaders and members of the Order of Canada across the country how they would perfect the idea of Canada. Five Foundation community members participated in this national tour: Wendell Adjetey, 2014 scholar, Aaron Mills, 2014 scholar, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, 2006 mentor, Phil Fontaine, board member, and Zoe Todd, 2011 scholar, Videos of their presentations are available online. 


On access to perinatal and postpartum care for marginalized women

Interview with Anna Dion, 2016 scholar, Format libre, Radio-Canada.

The future of journalism scholarship in the digital age

Mike Ananny, 2006 scholar, MIT Press. 

Journalism in conflict and post-conflict conditions

William Tayeebwa , 2008 scholar, Nordicom. + 

Yes and No: The problem of bad referendums

Leah Trueblood, 2013 scholar, Ideas from the trenches, CBC radio.
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Steven Hoffman appointed full professor at York University

2012 scholar Steven Hoffman has been appointed a full professor at the York University's School of Health Policy & Management with a cross-appointment to Osgoode Hall Law School. He will be working to develop the school’s new inter-faculty Global Health Research Institute and will be nominated as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Governance and Social Innovation. 

Aaron Mills appointed assistant professor at McGill University

2014 scholar Aaron Mills will join McGill University's Faculty of Law as an assistant professor in August 2018. Dean Robert Leckey, himself a 2003 scholar, welcomed the appointment, saying that "Aaron is arriving as we work to realize the unfulfilled promise of our longstanding commitment to studying multiple legal traditions as it relates to Indigenous law."

Caulfield wins Digital Publishing Award

2013 fellow Tim Caulfield won the 2017 Digital Publishing Awards in the best blog or online-only column category for his regular Policy Options column The Cure, which discusses popular health myths. 

Cleo Paskal launches The Oceania Research Project website

2015 fellow Cleo Paskal has launched the website of The Oceania Research Project, a multilingual research and analysis hub for those interested in the geopolitics of Oceania. 

Tolley and Borrows win 2017 Donald Smiley Prize

Each year, the Canadian Political Science Association awards the Donald Smiley Prize to the best book published in English or French relating to the study of government and politics in Canada. For the 2017 edition of the prize, the jury awarded two winners instead of the usual one. 2006 fellow John Borrows was recognized for his book Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism, while 2010 scholar Erin Tolley won for her book Framed: Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics.

David Theodore named Canada Research Chair

2009 scholar David Theodore has been named the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Health, and Computation, Tier 2. Theodore is an assistant professor at the McGill University School of Architecture. Tier 2 chairs recognize exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. 

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Mark Your Calendars!

> Announcing the 2017 scholars
 5 July 2017 | Online

> Opening the 2018 call for mentorship nominations
Mid-July 2017 | 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 | Montréal, Québec and 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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