Meet Our Board.
Elizabeth is an undergraduate student at Stanford University. As a high school student, her team placed 1st at the Canadian Ethics Olympiad and 4th at the 2021 International Ethics Olympiad Final. She likes entering essay contests, especially those related to philosophy - most notably, she won the 2019 Aristotle Philosophy Contest and placed 2nd in the 2020 John Locke Institute Politics Prize. She was a competitive debater in high school and most enjoyed attempting to debate in French. She also has a nascent philosophy blog at elizabethzhu.home.blog.
Advisory Editor, Outreach
Jeffrey is the Outreach and Communications Officer for the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Philosophy Department. Jeffrey's role primarily concerns communicating the importance of philosophy in general and of studying philosophy at UTM in particular. To this end, he visits local high schools in the GTA to deliver presentations on how philosophy relates to the real world. Jeffrey also serves as the president of the Ontario Ethics Bowl committee, which is a national competition designed to help students discuss ethical issues in a collaborative and respectful way. Jeffrey also serves as the editor-in-chief of The Rubicon, the UTM Philosophy Department magazine that will report news about faculty, staff, and students.
Editorial Consultant, Outreach
Petra is a writer, editor, and communications and publications specialist with graduate degrees in English, political science, and French. She spends most of her time thinking about language and clarity of expression in one way or another, and nothing brings her quite as much as joy as helping bring complex ideas to a wider audience through well-crafted prose. She also takes care of all matters communication at the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy. When not word-working or reading for pleasure, you might find her on the Pilates mat or in the pool, trying to grow scrumptious tomatoes, cuddling her two cats, or, lately, studying Arabic.
Contributor, International Outreach
Miha is an international communication teacher, debate coach and philosopher & sociologist. He is currently Director of the National Debate Organisation (ZiP), Board of Directors of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA), President of the Society for Humanities, and Head of the Speech & Debate Program Bežigrad. He convened the 27th International Philosophy Olympiad in 2020 and recently has served as a program director of several international debate academies in Africa, Russia, Turkey and Italy. As a guest lecturer he trains teachers, students and professionals all around the world, including in the USA, Canada, Dubai, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, China, Singapore and throughout countries in Europe.