David Grant-Poitras

Biography

At PhiLab, I act as the student representative. My role consists of promoting student participation in PhiLab’s activities and serving as an intermediary regarding all questions of education. I am also in charge of the Philanthropic Year, a monthly newsletter that elaborates on and presents a selection of scientific references on various themes related to philanthropy. Finally, to feed PhiLab’s blog, I often write short articles that explore the philanthropic activity of Quebec’s foundations. Outside of the laboratory, I am a Master student in Sociology and am writing my memoir that concerns the emergence of a socially responsible financing in Canadian philanthropic foundations.

Publications

La cause animale : une cause digne de la philanthropie ?

La philanthropie animaliste est-elle un antihumanisme ? Les gestes altruistes à destination des animaux sont en forte hausse, à tel point qu’on pourrait aujourd’hui qualifier de mainstream cette tendance philanthropique ...
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Fondation subventionnaire Crise Rôle

Philanthropie subventionnaire et juxtaposition des crises : Dépasser une normalité paradoxale 

Dans ce texte, nous actualisons notre pensée en ce qui a trait aux registres d'action par lesquels les fondations subventionnaires peuvent jouer un rôle pertinent face aux crises. Par Jean-Marc Fontan, ...
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#PhilanthropyForClimate

Faced with the climate emergency, Canadian foundations are called upon to join the #PhilanthropyForClimate movement

Faced with the climate emergency, Canadian foundations are called upon to join the #PhilanthropyForClimate movement, is part of PhiLab's Special Edition on Philanthropy & COP26 The last few years have ...
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Pascal Bergeron

Entretien avec Pascal Bergeron, président de la Fondation Coule pas chez nous

Philanthropie et résistance climatique Entretien avec Pascal Bergeron, président de la Fondation Coule pas chez nous Avant d’être une fondation, Coule pas chez nous a d’abord été une simple campagne ...
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Awards and Distinctions

The high school’s most smiling student – 2009

Miscellaneous

Retired gymnast and father of a rabbit. I don’t have a motorcycle, but maybe one day, who knows. I like reading and abandoning myself to the relaxing activity of pondering the universe. I thrive most when I find myself in a forest or at the beach, but, paradoxically, I live in Montreal. When I am sad, I listen to Marjo or Jerry Boulet; the same goes for when I am happy. I don’t like horse riding or country music.