The fellowships are awarded annually from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation to individuals who set themselves apart through their research, creativity and their commitment to public issues of importance to Canada. Each Fellow receives $225,000, payable over three years.
The Foundation noted that Heath has “an acute capacity to debunk widespread ideas on environmental, economic, social and political issues. The scholarly and mainstream works of Professor Heath engage Canadians to ask fundamental questions about our society and how to make it more just.”
See an article from the University of Toronto Bulletin regarding this award.