Charlie Wall-Andrews has added yet another impressive feather to her cap: that of Trudeau Scholar.
The Newfoundland-born composer and executive director of the SOCAN Foundation is one of 16 new scholars announced by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and will immediately embark on a leadership program based on experiential learning.
"I'm really interested in equity creation: how corporations and how government can simply be more mindful of equity, diversity and inclusion in their practices because that's something that's missing."
She also has an end-goal in mind.
"I"m very passionate and dedicated towards personal development. I really want to learn about global policy and admin and how to be a change-maker and influence policymaking and design."
Wall-Andrews is also a composer who has been recognized as a ‘Top 30 Under 30’ from Corporate Knights and holds degrees from Laurentian (A B.A. in Music), York ( A M.A. in ethnomusicology), Ivey Business School (MBA) and is completing her Ph.D. at Ryerson University.
For her life as a Trudeau Scholar, she'll receive up to $40K per year to cover tuition and living expenses; $20K per year for research and travel, leadership training from Trudeau Foundation mentors and fellows, and membership in a community of scholars, mentors and fellows.
"I'm still processing how this is happening - it's pretty cool," says Wall-Andrews.