Prof. Dauvergne Recipient of Prestigious Fellowship
UBC Law Professor Catherine Dauvergne
UBC Law Professor Catherine Dauvergne is one of four Canadian scholars to receive the prestigious $225,000 Trudeau fellowship. Professor Dauvergne is one of Canada's foremost authorities on refugee and immigration law and is committed to transforming how Canada and other countries deal with refugees in a perspective of global justice.
Trudeau fellowships are awarded to individuals who set themselves apart through their research achievements, their creativity, and their commitment to public issues of importance to Canada.
Dr. Pierre-Gerlier Forest, president of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, remarks that this year's Trudeau fellows embody the distinctive nature of the Foundation. "These individuals will benefit from the support of the Foundation to pursue their work on issues of importance to our country, which they are exploring from a new and multidisciplinary angle. They are outstanding scholars and they are committed to making a significant contribution to advancing knowledge on issues that are not necessarily well supported by other organizations."
Each year, the Foundation names up to five Trudeau fellows: academics and public intellectuals who have set themselves apart through their research achievements, their creativity, and their commitment to social affairs. Trudeau fellows enjoy extensive freedom in their use of their Trudeau funds. They commit to communicating their ideas and research through speaking engagements and by participating in the Trudeau Public Interaction Program. The Trudeau Lecture series and the Trudeau Foundation Papers, published annually since 2009, provide additional platforms for their ideas. A Trudeau fellowship gives the university and the fellow access to the Trudeau community of brilliant scholars and seasoned policymakers as well as to Trudeau events. Trudeau fellows are appointed for life.