St Peter’s student wins major scholarship

St Peter’s student wins major scholarship

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Photo credit: Sylvain Légaré/PETF

St Peter's student, Alexandra Mogyoros (2015, Law), has been awarded a prestigious doctoral scholarship by The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

Alexandra is one of fifteen newly-appointed Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholars, who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence and civic engagement. She will join a multidisciplinary network of over 400 researchers and intellectuals committed to applying their knowledge and skills to pressing global issues.

During her scholarship, whose $60,000 annual package includes a $20,000 annual travel and networking allowance, Alexandra proposes to explore how trademarks can be used to give consumers robust and verifiable information and build an accountable and transparent market. She is the second St Peter’s student since their inception in 2003 to have been awarded a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship after Graham Reynolds, who is now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, in 2011.

Based in Montreal, The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent and nonpartisan charity established in 2001 as a living memorial to the former Canadian prime minister by his family, friends, and colleagues. 

In 2002, with the support of the Canadian House of Commons, the Government of Canada endowed the Foundation with the Advanced Research in the Humanities and Human Sciences Fund.

More information about the scholars can be found here.