Theresa Lubowitz was born in Moose Factory, Ontario during the reign of Brian Mulroney. Her family eventually left their home in Moosonee, Ontario and settled north of Toronto. She was educated in an elementary school and high school with skilled teachers whose lessons still impact her today.
She went on to post-secondary education at the University of Ottawa, a school she selected in part because of its proximity to Parliament Hill. At U of O she, like Alex Trebek before her, studied philosophy from the department’s gifted faculty. Immersing herself in both the analytic and continental philosophical traditions that the university uniquely offered, her horizons expanded greatly through the study of metaphysics and less so through the study of medieval philosophy which she hopes to never encounter again.
She spent some time minoring in sociology where she enjoyed studying globalization, got more than her fill of Marx, and reawakened to her interest in Aboriginal issues within Canada, specifically concerning the Innu and Inuit peoples. She dabbled in psychology, history, English, and music courses throughout her studies, considering minoring in each. By the end of it all she received a Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Philosophy and a minor in Sociology.
Theresa’s time in Ottawa deepened her relationship with Canadian politics and reignited her interest in Canadian history. She later enrolled in a Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and awaits the day Trebek retires as the host of Jeopardy and a request is sent out for another U of O philosophy grad to take his place.
Theresa recently began a new endeavor with the help of some friends called Canadian Voter. Canadian Voter is a place where voters who wish to be informed can visit to learn about their policy options during an election without the political spin.
Theresa began this website out of disappointment in the level of understanding Canadians have of their civic institutions, processes and history. Her passion is the push for the re-engagement of the electorate in civic life and hopes to play a role in the reversal of the democratic deficit creeping across the country.