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Sophie Cloutier, codirector, Faculty of Philosophy

Img_Sophie_Cloutieremail: scloutier@ustpaul.ca

Sophie Cloutier has a doctorate in philosophy from Université Laval and is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at Saint Paul University. She teaches several courses, including Ethics and Multiculturalism, and The Political Thought of Hannah Arendt. She recently co-edited the book Le temps de l'hospitalité. Réception de l'oeuvre de Daniel Innerarity.

 

 

 

Monique Lanoix, codirector, Faculty of Philosophy

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email: mlanoix@ustpaul.ca

Monique Lanoix is an associate professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Saint Paul University, where she teaches courses in environmental ethics, feminist ethics and medical ethics. Some of her publications include a book co-edited with Iva Apostolova, Ageing in an Ageing Society: Critical Reflections (2019); “Dancing In and Out of Control,” in The Aging/Disability Nexus (UBC Press, 2019); “No Longer Home Alone? Home-Care and the Canada Health Act,” Health Care Analysis (2017); “Who Cares? Care and the Ethical Self,” Les ateliers de l’éthique / The Ethics Forum (2015).

  

Julie Paquette, codirector, Faculty of Philosophy

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email: jupaquette@ustpaul.ca

Julie Paquettehas a doctorate in political thought from the University of Ottawa and is an assistant professor at Saint Paul University. She teaches several courses, including Éthique, information et vie privée, Démocratie et gouvernance as well as Problématiques politiques contemporaines. She is interested in the connections between dissent and consent in order to articulate an ethic that could warn us against a resurgence of totalizing-willed politics. Her recent research focuses on the works of Italian intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini and the question of neo-fascism, on the ethic dimension of information and communication technologies, and on art and the political. Julie is related to the research project "Freedom of expression in debate: Analysis of speeches and power relations around SLĀV and Kanata cases".

 

Louis Perron, Faculty of Philosophy 

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Professor Louis Perron is interested in the fundamental ethical questions. His current research is directed towards the ethics of Belgian philosopher Jean Ladrière (1921–2007), on which he is writing a book. He is also working towards the elaboration of a theory of public ethics that combines both proceduralism and substantialism. He is interested in the place of religion and ethics in the public space.

 

 

 

Richard Feist, Faculty of Philosophy

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Richard Feist has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario and is an associate professor in the Faculty of Philosophy of Saint Paul University. His research and teaching interests include ethics, logic, phenomenology and the philosophy of science. 

 

 

 

 

Rajesh Shukla, Faculty of Philosophy

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Professor Rajesh Shukla grew up in India and later moved to Canada to pursue his graduate degree at the University of Ottawa. He is well trained in Eastern and Western philosophical traditions. His current research interests revolve around a comparative study of various ethical and philosophical issues, including multiculturalism, secularism, public policy, environmental ethics, Karma theory, and the philosophy of John Stuart Mill and Mahatma Gandhi.  

 

 

 

Matthew McLennan, Faculty of Philosophy

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email: mmclennan@ustpaul.ca

Matthew McLennan is an assistant professor at Saint Paul University with a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Ottawa. He has published mainly in the fields of French philosophy, the history of philosophy, and normative thought. He is primarily interested in how what he calls "anthro-paralogical" discourses and practices constructively challenge humanistic normative frameworks. His recent work focuses on philosophical anthropology, vulnerability, and the ethics of memory. 

 

 

Catrine Demers, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Philosophy

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Catrine Demers is a postdoctoral fellow at Saint Paul University at the School of Ethics, Social Justice and Public Service and the Research Centre in Public Ethics and Governance under the supervision of Monique Lanoix of Saint Paul University and Mary Egan of the University of Ottawa. She works on the consideration of the care ethics in stroke rehabilitation. Catrine has a PhD in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Ottawa, where she did interdisciplinary research in speech-language pathology and education.

 

Emmanuelle Sirois, member of the Research Centre in Public Ethics and Governance 

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, Emmanuelle Sirois is a research affiliate at NYU, scholar-in-residence 2019-2022 at ESPACE GO, PhD Student in Arts Practices and Theories at UQAM, a member of the board of director of the feminist bookstore Euguélionne, and a dramaturge for Philippe Cyr. She graduated from UQAM, INRS, Paris VIII and ULB, was a visiting scholar at the Graduate Center (CUNY), a fellow at the Harvard University 2017 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, and at the 2013 ProArt doctoral summer school of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich. She also co-created UPop Montreal and RDV art_politique at Usine C. Emmanuelle is related to the research project "Freedom of expression in debate: analysis of speeches and power relations around SLĀV and Kanata cases".

 

Henry Cortés Borrero, Research assistant, Faculty of Human Sciences

 

Henry Cortés Borrero is a bachelor's degree student in conflict studies at Saint Paul University. He is originally from Cuba, where he worked as a lawyer in the capital for 6 years after obtaining his licence in civil law at the University of Havana. After arriving in Canda, he pursued further studies in political science at Université Laval in Quebec City before graduating in the paralegal program from La Cité collégiale in Ottawa. Henry is part of the research project "Freedom of expression in debate: Analysis of speeches and power relations around SLĀV and Kanata cases."

 

 

Jean-Sébastien Leclerc, Research assistant, Faculty of Philosophy

Jean-Sébastien Leclerc is a bachelor’s degree student in Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues from the School of Ethics, Social Justice and Public Service at Saint Paul University. He is currently working as an assistant in the Research Centre in Public Ethics and Governance. He is interested in freedom of speech, authenticity and right to death. Jean-Sébastien is part of the research project "Freedom of expression in debate: Analysis of speeches and power relations around SLĀV and Kanata cases".

 

 

 

 

Paulin Makiala, Assistant, Faculty of Human Sciences

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Paulin MAKIALA is a master's student in Conflict Studies at Saint Paul University, with a Third Party Neutral (TPN) certificate from the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR). He has a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology. He is interested in informal conflict resolution and has a particular interest in identity and organizational conflicts, violence against women, etc. Paulin Makiala is working as an assistant in the Research Centre in Public Ethics and Governance.

 

 

Emilie Dionne, Academic research associate at St. Mary’s Research Centre and McGill University, Montreal

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Emilie Dionne is an academic research associate at St. Mary’s Research Centre and McGill University in Montreal. She has a PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University, Toronto. Her research involves the development of a feminist new materialist ethics of care and vulnerability, which she conducts by working with the feminist contribution to approaches in new materialism, feminist sciences studies, feminist and science and technology studies, care ethics, and feminist disabilities studies. She is currently participating in various empirical research projects in the health and social sciences, in collaboration with multidisciplinary and complex research teams in the health sciences. These projects notably include the evaluation of innovative interventions in primary health care that aims to improve access to care for socially vulnerable groups in Canada and Australia; innovative qualitative methods; transitional care needs and services for children and youth as they transition into adulthood; and comparative policies and programs analysis in primary health care that examine innovative programs and policies in Canadian provinces aiming to connect critically needed services in primary care, social services, community supports and public health for patients who have complex care needs. In her "spare" time, she reads, writes, draws, paints, practises yoga, discusses philosophy, takes long walks outdoors and admires the beauty inasmuch as the ugliness of our shared and lively world(s).

 

Pascale Devette, Faculty of Political Science, Université de Montréal

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Pascale Devette is assistant professor of political theory at Université de Montréal. Her doctoral dissertation at the University of Ottawa (political theory) and Université Paris-Diderot (political philosophy) discussed the thought of Albert Camus, Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt. Her research revolves around the questions of the tragic, of excess, violence, storytelling of survivors from traumatizing experiences and the philosophy of work. Her current work is inspired by critical and feminist theory by interrogating the notions of vulnerability, precarity, gender and materiality.

 

Charles Lepage, Faculty of Philosophy

email: clepage@ustpaul.ca

Professor Charles Lepage has been teaching part-time at the Faculty of Philosophy for several years, and works full-time in the public service as an editor. He previously worked at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian International Development Agency. Professor Lepage also teaches classes such as Philosophy and the Meaning of Life, as well as a class on Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics.

 

Gregory Walters, Faculty of Philosophy

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Professor Gregory Walters has a Ph.D. in theology and ethics from Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa. He teaches full-time at the Faculty of Philosophy at Saint Paul University. His research activities include social and political ethics, human rights, biotechnology and ethics, genetics and ethics, and nanotechnology and ethics. 

 

 

 

 Christian Bellehumeur, Faculty of Human Sciences


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Christian Bellehumeur (Ph.D. social psychology, University of Ottawa) is a full-time professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University; he also teaches in the graduate program in Counselling and Spirituality. He is a trained counsellor and member of the Canadian Counselling Association. He has published academic articles in communications, counselling and psychology.

 

 

 

Sophie Bourgault, School of Political Studies, Ottawa University 
email: sophie.bourgault@uottawa.ca   

Sophie Bourgault has been an assistant professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa since 2008. Her primary research focuses on ancient thought, care ethics, the philosophy of the French Enlightenment, and the role emotions play in politics. Her work has appeared in Implications Philosophiques, Lumen, The Journal of Aesthetic Education, Theory and Event, Symposium/Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy and les Cahiers Simone Weil. Her publications also include chapters in books dedicated to the political thought of Plato and Simone Weil. Professor Bourgault is a co-editor of a collective work on the historiography of the Enlightenment.

 

Jean-Pierre Couture, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

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Jean-Pierre Couture is a professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He is focusing his research on discourse analysis, epistemology in social sciences, Marxism and conservatism. A member of the collective review À bâbord ! he has published his research in Les Cahiers de l’idiotieCanadian Journal of Political ScienceGlobe : Revue internationale d'études québécoises and several other works. He co-wrote with J.-M. Piotte Les nouveaux visages du nationalisme conservateur au Québec (Québec Amérique, 2012). A specialist in the thought of Peter Sloterdijk, he published the first critical introduction on this theme in the Key Contemporary Thinkers collection (Polity Press, 2015). His next publication will be about managerial academia and intellectual marginality. 

 

 

 

Dimitrios Karmis, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
email: dimitrios.karmis@uottawa.ca

Dimitrios Karmis is an associate professor at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He received a doctorate in political science from McGill University. He is a member of the organizing commitee of the Observatoire des nouvelles pratiques symboliques at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire sur les sociétés plurinationales. His research interests include contemporary political thought, history of political thought, ethics, immigration and hospitality.