Prestigious Trudeau Scholarships Awarded to 14 Doctoral Students
MONTREAL, May 17 /CNW/ - Today, fourteen talented Canadian and foreign
Ph.D. students will each receive the prestigious $180,000 Trudeau
Scholarship, joining a community of creative, accomplished thinkers and
doers tackling issues of fundamental importance to Canadians. Trudeau
Scholarships are among the most coveted awards of their kind in Canada,
and are granted to social sciences and humanities students who are
examining matters of present-day concern to Canadians in key areas such
as the environment, international affairs, responsible citizenship, and
human rights and dignity. Many Trudeau Scholars go on to become leading
national and international figures.
In addition to the generous financial prize, Trudeau Scholars benefit
from the expertise and knowledge of Trudeau Fellows and Mentors, highly
accomplished individuals in the Trudeau community who are leaders in
both academic and non-academic settings. Interaction in non-academic
situations, including public policy networks and public forums, is a
key component of the Trudeau Scholarship program.
The 2011 Trudeau Scholars are:
Hassan El Menyawi (Sociology, New York University) is examining individual and collective
strategies in Muslim communities to reduce homophobic persecution.
Alana Gerecke (English, Simon Fraser University) is exploring how public performance
art can shape and improve social behaviours in our cities.
Claris Harbon (Law, McGill University) is focusing on how civil disobedience
initiated by women can affect legislation.
Sébastien Jodoin (Environmental Studies, Yale University) is reviewing how human rights
can support, guide or constrain environmental policy-making.
Brent Loken (Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University) is
analyzing how local communities can prevent the degradation of the
Alexandra Lysova (Criminology, University of Toronto) is researching women's attitudes
in situations of recurring domestic violence.
Johnny Mack (Law, University of Victoria) is investigating how the traditional
socio-political and legal framework of the Nuu-chah-nulth people (a
group of First Nations peoples living on the west coast of Vancouver
Island) can be reformed to better suit today's realities.
Mélanie Millette (Communication, Université du Québec à Montréal) is analyzing how
social media can provide visibility and legitimacy to minority or
Danielle Peers (Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta) is assessing
how the perceptions held by Canadians influence the rights and
opportunities of disabled citizens.
Graham Reynolds (Law, University of Oxford) is weighing the impact of new copyright
laws on the balance between the rights of copyright owners and freedom
Lara Rosenoff (Anthropology, University of British Columbia) is studying how violence
and displacement in Northern Uganda have interrupted the transmission
of moral and cultural knowledge between generations.
Marina Sharpe (Law, University of Oxford) is questioning the African human rights
regime and its role in effectively protecting refugees.
Zoe Todd (Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen) is examining the impact
of mining development in the Northwest Territories on women's
Laure Waridel (Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of
International Studies and Université du Québec à Montréal) is exploring
a vision of sustainable development that reconciles ecological, social
and economic viability.
"Trudeau Scholarships not only accelerate the careers of the doctoral
students who receive them, but also enable recipients to make a
constructive contribution to Canada and Canadians," said Foundation
President P.G. Forest. "The Trudeau Foundation rewards excellence and
provides young researchers with the best conditions to ground their
work in the real world."
The Foundation's Summer Institute, held this year May 16-20 in Whistler,
BC is the new Scholars' first introduction to the Trudeau community.
About the Foundation
An independent and non-partisan Canadian charity, the Pierre Elliott
Trudeau Foundation was established in 2001 as a living memorial to the
former Prime Minister by his family, friends, and colleagues. In 2002,
the Government of Canada endowed the Foundation with a donation of
$125 million following a unanimous vote in the House of Commons. In
addition, the Foundation benefits from private sector donations in
support of specific initiatives.
Note to editors: Biographical information and photographs available upon request.
SOURCE Trudeau Foundation
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