Board of Directors 

Jeffrey Senese 

President

Philosophy Department, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Jeffrey is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Philosophy Department at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. He is the Head Adjudicator for Dialexicon, a philosophy journal for youth, and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Rubicon, U of T Mississauga's Philosophy Department magazine. Jeffrey holds an Honours degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Philosophy.  

Corina Lee 

Vice-President 

MA student, York University 

Corina is a current Masters student in Philosophy at York University. Her research interests include: practical and applied ethics, philosophy of law, pragmatism, existentialism, philosophy of psychiatry, and psychology; in particular, bioethics, mental health, and addictions. Corina belongs to the Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics.  

Michael Blèzy, Ph.D. 

Co-Director, Judges and Moderators 

Lecturer, University of Toronto 

Michael Blézy is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He specializes in Kant, hermeneutics, phenomenology, and the philosophy of education. 

Lu-Vada Dunford

Co-Director, Judges and Moderators

Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy Department, University of Toronto 

Lu-Vada's research in philosophy at the University of Toronto concentrates on ethics and political philosophy. Lu-Vada is currently writing her dissertation on terrorism. In her spare time, Lu also does research on the Korean concept "jeong" (정).  

Ava Truthwaite  (on leave)

Director, Outreach 

Fourth-year student, University of Toronto 

Ava Truthwaite (she/her, they/them) is majoring in the Ethics, Society, and Law program at the University of Toronto. She became involved in the Ethics Bowl as a high school participant for Canada's inaugural competition held in Manitoba. Ava's outstanding performances as both participant and moderator have earned her the recent promotion to Director of Outreach for the Ontario High School Ethics Bowl.

Daniel Rodrigues

Director, Outreach 

MA Candidate, York University 

Daniel is currently pursuing his MA in Philosophy at York University. The current focus of his research concerns the phenomenology of psychopathology (mainly depression) and its implications for treatment, classification, and our general understanding of the human mind. Other primary research interests include: philosophy of mind, philosophy of artificial intelligence, and bioethics.

Junior Associates 

Maegha Subramaniam

Liason, Medical Sector 

Second-year student, Western University 

Maegha Subramaniam currently specializes in biology through the Integrated Science Program at Western University. She recently interned at the University of Columbia (NY) in the department of Neurology and Bioinformatics and belonged to the writing team at the McMaster Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. These incredible accomplishments solidified Maegha's intent to pursue a career in medical research. 

Christine Park 

Liaison, Legal Sector

Second-year student, University of Toronto 

Christine is a second-year student at the University of Toronto. She is double majoring in Philosophy and Ethics, Society and Law (ES&L). She plans on pursuing a career in law subsequent to her undergraduate degree. Christine is also an exceptional musician, playing both the guitar and the piano, possessing a special talent in the latter.  

Martin Tsvetanov

Liaison, Humanities Sector 

First-year student, University of Toronto Mississauga

Martin Tsvetanov is a first-year student at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He is majoring in environmental management and minoring in philosophy. Martin participated as a student in the inaugural 2020 Ontario High School Ethics Bowl where he impressed the judges to such a degree that he was invited to join the organizing committee, becoming the youngest serving member in provincial history. 

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