Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a philosopher of science, with a practice in inclusive innovation at the intersection of tech, entrepreneurship and big ideas.
A member of the 2024 Task Force on the Future of Pedagogy at York University, Jean-Jacques is an Instructor in Organizational Studies and Academic Program Director of the Schulich Business Excellence Academy (SBEA) at the Schulich School of Business. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Fellow at Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, and Fellow at the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). In addition to his academic pursuits, Jean-Jacques leads a boutique consulting firm which has served a diverse clientele over the past decade, including a large national industry association, postsecondary institutions, a cultural center, community centers, entrepreneur incubator spaces, tech startups, and a foreign government.
From 2021 to 2024, he advised the Office of the Dean at the Schulich School of Business in Decolonization, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Between 2017 and 2019, he was Inaugural Technical Advisor in Innovation, Science and Competitiveness to the President of the Republic of Haïti, and before that spent ten years in the Ontario Public Service, starting as an Economist in the Ontario Ministry of Finance, concluding as Investment Attraction Lead and Senior Manager of Life Sciences Programs at the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.