Our Graduates from the Philosophy Major Program

Here is what some of our graduates are doing

VIU Philosophy Major Graduate, Jaden Welsh

Jaden Welsh

  • Graduated from VIU in 2021, valedictorian for Social Sciences
  • Lead language technician for Stz’uminus First Nation, revitalizing the hul’q’umi’num’ language
  • Starting MA in Indigenous theology in January of 2023



Tyeson Davies Barton

Tyeson Davies Barton

  • Graduated from VIU in 2019 (honours program)
  • Graduated from Western in 2020 with MA in philosophy
  • Completing PhD in philosophy at UBC




VIU Psychology Grad, Michael Caditz

Michael Caditz

  • Graduated from VIU in 2017 (honours program)
  • Graduated with an MS in Energy Management from NYIT, Vancouver, 2018
  • Founder of Third Transition Media




Babak Zargarian

  • Graduated from VIU in 2013
  • Graduated from UBC Law School in 2016
  • Criminal defence lawyer
  • Established Zargarian Litigation (featured as a "ThreeBestRated" criminal defence firm in Nanaimo)



VIU Philosophy Graduate Allen Peabody

Allen Peabody

  • Graduated from VIU in 2012
  • Manager of London Drugs in Duncan
  • Graduated from UVic Law School in 2020




Nico Lohmann

  • Graduated from VIU in 2011
  • Graduated from UVic Law School
  • Legislative Analyst at the Ministry of Advance Education, Skills and Training




Laura Marino Rugeles

Laura Marino Rugeles




Evan Westre

  • Graduated from VIU in 2010
  • Completed an MA in philosophy at UVic
  • Thesis: Reexamining the Problem of Demarcating Science and Pseudoscience




Patricia Chisholm

  • Graduated from VIU in 2008 with a BA
  • Graduated from VIU in 2009 with a BScN
  • Completed an MScN at Trinity Western University in 2017
  • Medication Safety Consultant for Island Health