BA, Community, Public Affairs and Policy Studies, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Science
Demers, who became legally blind six years ago due to optic neuropathy (LHON), is a passionate advocate for the needs of the blind and partially sighted. He serves as a member of the Board of Governors at CNIB Quebec.
Currently, Demers is working for eSight, a tech company that is developing electronic glasses for blind people to see. He wants to continue working to eliminate existing stigmas around the employability of people living with blindness or partial vision.
Three keys to a good education
- "Open dialogue."
- "Diversity of opinion."
- "Social inclusion."
Two lessons learned at Concordia
- “Advocating for your needs is the key to success.”
- “Studying should be considered a full time job.”
- “Completing a Bachelor’s degree instills a sense of confidence in you; that you can see a long-term project through to its end. Do not give up. Work hard.”
To read various interviews and articles written about David Demers, visit his Facebook page.