Jean-François Dubé

Master's student in Philosophy at Université de Sherbrooke

With a Bachelor degree in Outdoor Leadership from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Jean-François works since 2008 as an adventure guide specializing in adventure therapy. In 2011, he went to France to be trained in humanitarian logistics. He then worked with Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nepal. Research student at the Chair since August 2015, his research interests focus on humanitarian work, social epistemology and decision making in emergency response. Jean-François is now teaching philosophy at Granby's Cegep.


Master thesis

Refereed conferences

  • Dubé, Jean-Francois. L’épistémologie pratique en tant qu’outil pour réfléchir aux apports des nouvelles technologies dans le travail humanitaire d’urgence. La philosophie pratique : fondements, enjeux et perspectives. Université de Sherbrooke, June 17th 2019.
  • Dubé, Jean-François. Expertise, biais cognitifs et urgence, Conference, Research Day, Sherbrooke University, March 8th 2017, Sherbrooke (Canada).


  • Dubé, Jean-François. Knowledge in Humanitarian Emergencies: a case study of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Poster presentation, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Sixth Conference, June 16th 2016, Glassboro (USA).

Online Writings

Other communication

  • Dubé, Jean-Francois. « Digital Humanitarianism ». Médecins Sans Frontières Canada Annual General Assembly, Operational Days, May 31st.


  • Mitacs Accelerate Scholarship (40,000$ / 18 months)
  • Scholarship from the UdeS Institutional Fund 1,500$
  • Médecins sans frontières, Research Funding, (July 2017 – July 2019), € 25,000.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Master's Scholarship, (May 2016 – April 2017), CAD 17,500.

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