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Marc Dupuis-Désormeaux, BCom
Ph.D. Candidate, York University - Toronto, ON, Canada

Marc Dupuis-Désormeaux

Marc graduated from the BCom program at the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa in 1988 and went on to earn an MBA from the University of British Columbia in 1994. He worked as a Finance Officer for the EDC in Ottawa, where he was responsible for new lending as well as debt rescheduling. His work took him throughout Africa and the Middle East. Marc then moved to London, UK, and worked in the international bond markets for CIBC World Markets and then for ABN Amro Bank as a bond market originator.

Marc left the finance world and moved back to Canada in 2001 and began to acquire a new set of skills that would lead him into a very different career path. He studied filmmaking and attended wildlife film festivals. He wrote and developed award-winning TV documentaries for Animal Planet in 2004. He began to volunteer at a local bird research station that studies annual migration patterns. He also joined the foundation Board of the Toronto Zoo and that of a rhino conservancy in Kenya (the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy). Throughout he continued to acquire more formal knowledge and completed a Master of Environmental Studies (York University 2010), specializing in Wildlife Conservation and Human-Wildlife Conflicts. He continued with his TV work and his research on urban raccoon behavior was featured on PBS's Nature and on the Nature of Things with David Suzuki.

Marc is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Ecology program within the Biology department at York University. His studies focus on how fencing affects animal behavior, specifically migration and predation patterns. He is currently studying elephant movement through fenced-in conservancies and is investigating lion predation patterns near the fence gaps and fence lines.

Marc also works locally with the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority. He is currently working on how to mitigate turtle and amphibian road kill near a protected wetland. As well, he continues to volunteer to do nesting bird surveys.

Marc is the past President and a current Board member of Lewa Canada (, an organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and community development in Kenya. He also sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Carolinian Canada Coalition (, an organization dedicated to preserving habitat in southern Ontario's Carolinian forests. He is married and has two children.

On top of supporting the community, Marc supports his Alma Mater. Being one of Professor Peter Koppel's first Teacher's Assistants, Marc helps Professor Koppel's legacy live on by giving to the Peter and Ann Koppel Scholarship for excellence here at the Telfer School. "I give to continue to honor Peter and Ann Koppel."

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