DPhil student, Alexandra Mogyoros, has been awarded a prestigious doctoral scholarship by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation for her work exploring how trademarks can be used to give consumers robust and verifiable information and build accountable and transparent markets.

About the Foundation Scholarships

Over their three-year doctoral scholarship, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholars work with an engaged and inspiring community of fellows, mentors, and other scholars who support their professional growth. Scholars’ $60,000 annual scholarship package includes a $20,000 annual travel and networking allowance that facilitates scholars’ fieldwork and helps them organize and participate in research initiatives, conferences, and Foundation events. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Foundation has awarded 232 scholarships for an investment of nearly $24 million in Canada’s intellectual leadership. The call for applications for the 2019 scholarship competition will open in the autumn of 2018.

About Alexandra Mogyoros' Research

Alexandra is based at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, in the Faculty of Law. Her research explores how trade marks can be used to communicate robust and verifiable information to consumers to help build a transparent and accountable marketplace. It considers the use of private intellectual property rights for the public good, to help empower consumers to make meaningful and informed decisions in the market, and ultimately encourage greater corporate social responsibility.

I am incredibly excited to receive this scholarship and to be joining such an incredible and inspiring community of researchers, public thinkers, and leaders. This scholarship will afford me a variety of opportunities to enrich my research and further the public impact of my work in ways that would not have otherwise been possible.  Thank you to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation for this amazing opportunity. 

About the Foundation

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent and nonpartisan charity established in 2001 as a living memorial to the former prime minister by his family, friends, and colleagues. In 2002, with the support of the House of Commons, the Government of Canada endowed the Foundation with the Advanced Research in the Humanities and Human Sciences Fund. The Foundation also benefits from private donations. By granting doctoral scholarships, awarding fellowships, appointing mentors, and holding public events, the Foundation encourages critical reflection and action in four areas important to Canadians: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada’s role in the world, and people and their natural environment.