Hanson appointed Trudeau Foundation mentor

Art hansonThe Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has appointed Arthur Hanson, a faculty member of the Sustainable Enterprise Academy at York and Distinguished Fellow and senior scientist with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), among nine Canadians appointed as Trudeau Foundation Mentors.

Right: Arthur Hanson

Trudeau Mentors provide guidance to Trudeau Foundation Scholars, who are outstanding doctorial candidates in the social sciences and humanities. Hanson is the former president & CEO of the Winnipeg-based IISD, an avid environmentalist, and a member of the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee.

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation establishes a unique dialogue between outstanding scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and creative individuals with an interest in issues in public policy in government, the professions, business, the arts, and the voluntary sector. Well beyond funding research, the Foundation’s goal is to generate and enhance public debate on society’s major issues and to provide citizens of Canada and the world with a deeper experience of, and commitment to, democracy.