UWinnipeg alumna is Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar

Jarita Greyeyes, ©Alan Greyeyes of Indigo Arrows

Jarita Greyeyes, ©Alan Greyeyes of Indigo Arrows

Rising star and UWinnipeg alumna, community leader, and Weweni Future Scholar, Jarita Greyeyes has been selected as a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar. This competitive and distinguished doctoral scholarship in the social sciences and humanities is the only one of its scope and stature in the country. 

Greyeyes is the former UWinnipeg director of community learning and engagement at Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, and former acting associate vice-president of Indigenous Affairs. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Race, Inequality, and Language in Education at Stanford University in California.

“I am excited to continue to work on issues related to Indigenization with the support of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation,” said Greyeyes. “The education I received at The University of Winnipeg has prepared me for the next step in my learning journey.”

Greyeyes is nēhiyaw of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, both located in Treaty Six territory. Greyeyes mentors at the Stanford Native American Cultural Center, and is a member of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Indigenous Circle.  She graduated from UWinnipeg with a BA in 2006, followed by an MA in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria. 

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation encourages research, reflection and action in four areas important to Canadians: human rights and dignityresponsible citizenshipCanada in the world, and people and their natural environment. The Foundation works through four programs: it grants doctoral scholarships, it awards fellowships to distinguished academics, it appoints mentors and it holds public conferences.

MEDIA CONTACT
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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