Three uOttawa students awarded Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarships

Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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The University of Ottawa congratulates three of its students who each received today one of 15 prestigious research bursaries from the The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. The scholars’ $60,000 annual scholarship package includes a $20,000 annual travel and networking allowance. This is a three-year doctoral scholarship.

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages research, reflection and action in four areas: human rights, responsible citizenship, Canada's role in the world, and people and their natural environment. The Foundation grants doctoral scholarships and awards fellowships to distinguished academics. The University of Ottawa is proud to count three of its students among the 2017 recipients of the doctoral scholarship in the social sciences and humanities.

The three uOttawa doctoral scholars are:

Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny

Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny (environmental law, University of Ottawa) critically analyzes rules under the law of the sea that protect marine biodiversity with a view to promoting a more sustainable relationship between marine life and humanity.

Sophie de Saussure

Sophie de Saussure (law, University of Ottawa) is exploring how courts might better take the interest of offenders’ children into account when determining their sentences.

Emma Swan

Emma Swan (international development and global studies, University of Ottawa) is exploring the relationship between violence, the construction of male gender identities, and peacebuilding in conflict settings.

To learn more, please consult the Foundation’s release.

About the Foundation

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent and nonpartisan 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. The Foundation also benefits from private donations. 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.

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