Board of Directors
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.