After completing his MA in Philosophy at York, Ian became a lawyer and was called to the Ontario bar. While in the MA program he also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Value Theory and Applied Ethics and the diploma inspired him to look for a job at the intersection of law and ethics. Accordingly, he went to work for Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner (an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly), where he helped to give ethics advice to MPPs under the authority of the Members’ Integrity Act. He is currently completing his PhD in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where his dissertation focuses on government ethics laws within Canada.
My degree in philosophy helps me to question and analyze the moral reasoning that underlies this important area of law. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that my education in philosophy has given me the intellectual curiosity and confidence to continue to search out new challenges and opportunities in my career.