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About Me

I am a motivated and effective leader with a diverse array of experiences within my academic and professional spheres. The following describes my past and present roles and activities.

Toronto Debating Society Vice President


The Toronto Debating Society endeavors to facilitate the arena for stimulating debate with interesting people on thought provoking topics. As Vice President, I assist in steering the organization and shaping the way the organization operates.

Undergraduate Student Senator


The Senate is responsible for the educational policy of the University of Guelph. As the elected student representative for the Bachelor of Computing, I represented and defended the interests of my constituents with professionalism and integrity.

Pictured: Dave with Alastair Summerlee, the President of the University of Guelph in 2008.

Read More: My career in the Senate...

Computing Society Executive


The Society of Computing & Information Science (formerly the Computer Science Club) is the official student body representing B. Comp., B.A. and B.Sc. Computer Science Majors on campus. For this organization, I served as the Webmaster executive (2003-04) and the Community Liaison executive (2004-05).

Pictured: Dave with Wlodek Dobosiewicz, the Chair of the Computing and Information Science Department at the University of Guelph in 2005.

Residence Life Staff Member


From 2004 to 2006, I was employed by Student Housing Services at the University of Guelph as a Residence Assistant (aka "Residence Don"). As an R.A., I was responsible for leading a section of first-year students in residence while serving as a resource and community role model. My position of trust occasionally required me to respond to interpersonal or security crisis situations.

Rock Climber


I am a member of the Rock Climbing Club at the University of Guelph. In general, it is simply one of my favourite past-times when I'm not working on my academics. I have also participated in various recreational competitions and won the Ironman award in 2005 for successfully completing the most climbing routes and bouldering problems in total. Rock climbing is an excellent activity for improving strength and reducing stress.

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