Executive Officers

Doruk Taskiran – President

Doruk, A.K.A. D, is a second-year grad M.A. student in the department of philosophy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from U of T in Economics and Sociology and attended Ryerson University for another bachelor’s degree in philosophy. His main philosophical interest lies in Existential-Phenomenology with an eye towards understanding how genuine expression has the potential of existential transformation and healing. Outside of philosophy, he makes candles and runs an online candle store. He is a member of an art collective in Toronto and builds things out of bits of wood that he collects from the street.

Marco Tang – Vice President

Marco is entering his second year of the M.A program in the department of philosophy at Ryerson University. He completed a double major in philosophy and sociology at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. His research interests are in bioethics, specifically the ethics of clinical research. In his free time, Marco enjoys rewatching Lucifer on Netflix for the 100th time, listening to songs by Maggie Rogers, and drinking copious amounts of bubble tea.

Tucker Hanemann ­– Conference Coordinator

Tucker is in his second year at Ryerson University. He has a background in Political Science, with a BA from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and an MA from University of Toronto. Political questions are at the heart of his interests, shaping his current interest in Heidegger’s critique of modernity and modern technology in particular. Tucker likes to spend his free time outside, mountain climbing or playing basketball.

Sam Arthurs – Social Chair

Sam is entering her second year of the MA Phil program at Ryerson University. She previously completed a BA (Hons.) in philosophy, along with a Major in Criminology, at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her academic interests include epistemology and the philosophy of religion. Outside of academia, Sam can be found caring for her Sims and watching way too much Netflix.

Holly Tengelis – Treasurer

Holly completed her BA (Hons.) in philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, ON. Her philosophical interests surround philosophy of emotion, mental health, and psychology. When not reading, Holly can be found birding, playing the piano or guitar, doing crafts, or baking gluten free treats.