This section focuses on some of my work and volunteering experience which goes beyond the scope of a traditional academic CV.

Before studying philosophy, I was a camp counselor at the Base de plein-air des Outaouais. My most memorable experience was to care for a group of 16 years-old for 16 days in the wilderness on a canoe-camping trip. People that age can achieve quite impressive things when given the chance.

During my undergraduate studies, I volunteered to help direct three plays written and acted by high-school students of the Collège Saint-Alexandre in Gatineau, Quebec, where I studied myself. There were no auditions for these plays. Its objective is to allow any student who wants to participate to do so.

At the same time, I helped revive a French debating society which had been inactive for a decade at the university of Ottawa: the Société des débats français de l’Université d’Ottawa. We debated in Canadian Parliamentary Style in French.

I also worked as a monitor at the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, and I was a French tutor for faculty members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa. If you think teaching undergraduates is difficult, I suggest you try teaching faculty.