David Hageraats


Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science and Biology • McGill University


David grew up in the Ottawa Valley and graduated from McGill University in 2015. During his studies, he acquired leadership and project development experience through two intensive international exchanges in French West Africa and Latin America. These opportunities exposed him to the many challenges of sustainable development and directed his attention towards two areas for solutions: education and business.

Following graduation, David began teaching at an alternative high school for at-risk youth. Over the course of 2 years in many different roles, he gained experience in group facilitation, conflict management, and leadership development. Feeling a need to re-connect with his environmental science background and business interests, he relocated to the city of Ottawa where he immediately began consulting work with a start-up alternative energy company. With multidisciplinary experience and dedication to a sustainable future, David decided the MScSM program was the right fit to achieve his personal and professional goals. Following the program, he aspires to work as a sustainability consultant, start his own business, and improve access to alternative education.

In his spare time, David enjoys being active through sports, appreciating the outdoors, and connecting with his community. He is also a passionate whitewater canoeist, kayaker and instructor, and continues to explore the many breath-taking rivers of Quebec and Ontario.