Currently I am the Chair of Education for Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties. Since 2014 I have been involved in establishing the Manitoba High School Ethics Bowl in both official languages and now the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl. I am extremely passionate in creating opportunities for students to acquire critical and collaborative thinking skills. These very skills will encourage them how to think and not what to think which is needed for them to become independent thinkers.The CHSEB is one of the strategies that will help them along the journey.
I am an Associate Teaching Professor at Thompson Rivers University. My interests include epistemic and moral justice and relational accounts of personhood, justification, and responsibility. I focus on feminist and Indigenous epistemologies, implicit bias and moral luck, evolutionary metaethics, and embodiment, oppression, and agency. I have been involved with the Ethics Bowl since 2019. In 2020, I was delighted to organize and host the High School Ethics Bowl regional competition at Thompson Rivers University, and I am very happy to be on the Board of Directors of Ethics Bowl Canada and current Western Regional Director.
Nicolas Fillion is associate professor of philosophy at Simon Fraser University. His main research contributions have so far been to philosophy of science and applied mathematics, but his research and teaching also include the history of science & mathematics, formal logic, decision and game theory, critical thinking, and epistemology broadly construed. As part of an effort to promote and spread critical thinking skills, he has in the last few years been developing a teaching curriculum on the epistemology of conspiracy theories. He is the co-author of the textbook "A Graduate Introduction to Numerical Methods", which made the Notable Books list of the ACM Computing Reviews, and was awarded a price for his essay "Demystifying the Applicability of Mathematics" by the Foundational Questions Institute. He was also recipient of SFU's Cormack award for excellence in teaching.
Over the years, he has served on the board of the Canadian Philosophical Association and on the program committee of the American Philosophical Association. He is currently the vice-president of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and the chair of the board of Ethics Bowl Canada.
I am a French Canadian from the beautiful city of Quebec. I am now professor of social and political philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan. I teach classes in ethics, social and political philosophy, the history of European philosophy, and aesthetics. I have been involved with the Ethics Bowl since 2019, as chair of the Saskatchewan High School Ethics Bowl organizing committee.