_annadion_trudeau2016The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Scholarship

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent and non-partisan charity established in 2001 as a living memorial to the former Prime Minister by his family, friends, and colleagues. In 2002, with the support of the House of Commons, the Government of Canada endowed the Foundation with the Advanced Research in the Humanities and Human Sciences Fund. By granting doctoral scholarships, awarding fellowships, appointing mentors, and holding public events, the Foundation encourages critical reflection and action in four areas important to Canadians: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada’s role in the world, and people and their natural environment.

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation promotes outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences, and fosters a fruitful dialogue between scholars and decision makers in the arts community, business, government, and civil society organizations. The Foundation:

encourages emerging talent by awarding scholarships to the most talented doctoral students in Canada and abroad;

entrusts fellows and mentors distinguished for their knowledge and wisdom with the mission to build an intellectual community to support the work of the scholars; and

creates and maintains an international network of fellows, scholars, and mentors.

Learn more about the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation here.

2016 Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship Recipient

Anna Dion, PhD candidate in the Department of Family Medicine, was awarded the prestigious Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship. Her research examines how vulnerability and marginalization intersect with the provision and receipt of perinatal care in Canada. By integrating the perspectives of marginalized women, together with those of service providers and policy and program advisors, this research draws on both participatory approaches and Bayesian statistics to collaboratively develop recommendations to reorient perinatal care for marginalized women, specifically among at-risk adolescents in Ottawa and immigrant and refugee women in Montreal.

According to Anna, “receiving a Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship gives me the opportunity to dig deeper, and ask more meaningful questions about what aspects of our public services might exacerbate social exclusion rather than mitigate it. I am truly honoured to have both the financial and outstanding intellectual support that comes with the Trudeau Doctoral scholarship, and would also like to thank my supervisor and department of Family Medicine for their unwavering support.”

See the Trudeau Foundation website to find out more about her research.

July 25, 2016