Dr. Judith Marcuse named a mentor by the Trudeau Foundation

April 12, 2018

Dr. Judith Marcuse, Senior Fellow of Ashoka International and an Artist-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education has been named a mentor by the Trudeau Foundation.

Starting this year, Dr. Marcuse was appointed to a three-year term as a Mentor in the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation’s Mentorship Program. The foundation, founded in 2001, “connects highly accomplished and engaged Canadians from the public, private, cultural and not-for-profit sectors with scholars, allowing them to guide the next generation of leaders in the social sciences and humanities.”

Judith Marcuse’s career spans 50 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, teacher, writer, consultant and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for live performance by dance, theatre and opera companies as well as for film and television and has produced seven large-scale, international arts festivals.

Her repertory contemporary dance company toured extensively in Canada and abroad for 15 years, while also producing innovative community residencies and youth programs.

Among her many other honours, Dr. Marcuse has also received the Clifford E. Lee and Chalmers awards for excellence in choreography, a Canada 125 medal and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from SFU.

In addition, she took a lead in developing a Master’s of Education degree program in art for social change for the Faculty of Education. The first program of its kind in the country, and designed with working professionals in mind, with members of the initial cohort set to complete their two-year program in the Spring of 2018.

Congratulations to Dr. Judith Marcuse on this appointment. Learn more about Dr. Marcuse and the Trudeau Foundation here.