Curriculum Vitae


York University

Ph.D., Philosophy, expected 2021

London School of Economics and Political Science

M.Sc., Philosophy and Public Policy, November 2013

Dissertation: Privatise-and-compensate: a market-liberal climate change policy


Supervisor: Christian List

University of Waterloo

M.A., Political Science, June 2009

Thesis: Hobbes’ foundation for peace and property


Committee: Jan Narveson (supervisor), Richard Nutbrown (second reader), Daniel Gorman (external)

University of Alberta

B.A., Philosophy, Nov. 2004

Areas of specialisation

Hobbes, Political Philosophy

Areas of competence

Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy


Public Policy (non-academic)

“Establishing a Free-Market in Drugs in Canada.” C2C Journal, vol 3, issue 2.

With Moens, Alex (2008). Saving the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership: The Case for a North American Standards and Regulatory Area. Vancouver: The Fraser Institute.

With Moens, Alex (2008). “Canada’s Stake in the Security and Prosperity Partnership.” Fraser Forum (November). Vancouver: The Fraser Institute.

With McMahon, Fred (2006). The Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2005/2006. Vancouver: The Fraser Institute.



Invited presenter (declined), Humane Studies Research Colloquium, Institute for Humane Studies, May 9-11, 2008, Washington, D.C.

"Foundations for, and reservations regarding, property in Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau," University of Waterloo Graduate Student Research Conference 2008 (judged category), April 21-24, Waterloo, ON.

“Foundations of property in early modern liberal thought (17th & 18th Century),” University of Waterloo Graduate Student Research Conference 2007 (judged category), April 23-26, 2007, Waterloo, ON.

Other conferences

Invited discussant, “Economics and Liberty in Film and Fiction,” Institute of Economic Affairs/Liberty Fund, November 6-9, 2008, Bruges, Belgium.

Invited discussant, “Friedrich Hayek and Liberalism,” Institute for Humane Studies/Liberty Fund, October 10-12, 2008, Alexandria, VA.

Invited discussant (declined), “Liberty and Economic Progress: The Role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” The Fraser Institute/Liberty Fund, July 24-27, 2008, Montréal, QC.

Invited participant, “Tradition of Liberty: Advanced Studies,” Institute for Humane Studies, July 5-11, 2008, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Invited discussant (declined), Freedom Club, June 20, 2008, Montréal, QC.

Invited discussant (declined), “Liberty and Public Choice: The Reality of the State,” The Fraser Institute/Liberty Fund, May 8-10, 2008, Victoria, BC.

Invited discussant, “Austrian versus Neoclassical Economics and the Case for Liberty,” Liberty Fund, May 8 – 11, 2008, Montréal, QC.

Invited discussant, “Public Choice and Government Failure,” Institute for Humane Studies/Liberty Fund, April 4-6, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Invited discussant (declined), Freedom Club, November 29, 2007, Montréal, QC.

Invited participant, “Preparing for a Career in Academia,” Institute for Humane Studies, Nov. 9-11, 2007, Alexandria, VA.

Invited discussant, “Liberty and the State in Bertrand de Jouvenel and Anthony de Jasay," Liberty Fund, July 19-22, 2007, Montréal, QC.

Invited discussant, “Liberty and Free Markets,” The Fraser Institute/Liberty Fund, July 5-8, 2007, Vancouver, B.C.

Accepted participant, Social Change Workshop 2007, Institute for Humane Studies, June 23-29, 2007, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Invited discussant, “Healthcare and Liberty,” Freedom Club, November 2005, Montréal, QC.

Teaching experience

York University

1. Teaching Assistant and Tutorial Leader, 2016-7

PHIL 2050, Philosophy of Law

Instructor: Susan Dimock

University of Waterloo

1. Teaching Assistant and Tutorial Leader, winter 2005

PSCI 110, Introduction to Politics in the Contemporary World

Instructor: Bill Moul

2. Teaching Assistant, fall 2004

PSCI 225, Classics in Political Thought

Instructor: Richard Nutbrown

Graduate coursework

York University

Professional development

1. First-Year Seminar (Andrews, MacLachlan)

History of Philosophy

1. Major Figures in Political Philosophy: Hobbes (Boran)



London School of Economics and Political Science

Philosophy and Public Policy

1. Philosophy and Public Policy (Bovens)

Political Philosophy

1. Philosophy, Morals, and Politics (Bovens)

2. Multiculturalism, Nationalism, and Citizenship (Kukathas)

3. The Liberal Idea of Freedom (Kukathas)

University of Waterloo

Methodology of the Social Sciences

1. Master’s Seminar (Moul)

2. Research Seminar (Moul)

History of Political Thought

1. Classics in Political Theory (Narveson)

Political Theory

1. Justice and Genetics (Farrelly)

2. The State and Economic Life (Nutbrown)

Fellowships and awards

Institute for Humane Studies

Humane Studies Fellowship, 2008-9

To attend the London School of Economics and Political Science

Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama

Margaret Rowley Visiting Fellow, summer 2006

Completed M.A. thesis research

Visiting Fellow, fall 2005

Completed M.A. course requirements

Public Policy experience

Institute of Economic Affairs, London, U.K.

Researcher, Oct. 2008 – Feb. 2009

The Fraser Institute, Vancouver, B.C.

Canada-U.S. Relations Intern, Sept. 2007 – April 2008

Mining Policy Intern, May 2005 – August 2005

Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.

Health Policy Intern, June 2003 – August 2003

Other professional experience

Home Depot

Hardware assistant, Oct. 2013-Aug. 2016é, Canadian Constitution Foundation, Calgary, Alberta

English Copy Editor, February 2008-December 2008

British Columbia Marijuana Party, Vancouver, B.C.

Communications Director, May 2002 – August 2002

Assistant Campaign Manager, May 2001 - August 2001

Stockwell Leadership Campaign, Canadian Alliance (now Conservative Party), Calgary, Alberta

Campaign Assistant, May 2000 – July 2000

Volunteer experience

LSESU Hayek Society

President, January 2009 – September 2009


French (fluency in written and spoken)