Alex is standing outside The Bow building in front of the Wonderland Sculpture. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He is wearing a dark blue shirt and is smiling.

Alex Paquette

Pronouns: he/him


Neurodiversity & Work-Integrated Learning Specialist, Student Engagement

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, TI Experiential Learning Team

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Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, 2015

Master of Science, Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, 2017


Alex Paquette received a B.Sc. in Biology and a M.Sc. in Cell and Systems Biology from the University of Toronto. He is completing his PhD in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary, where his research encompasses microalgal biotechnology, microbiology, and renewable energy. Alex has held student leadership positions at the University of Toronto Mississauga and at the University of Calgary through his roles on the graduate students’ associations. Alex brings an array of experiences in student affairs through his positions with Residence Services and most recently, as a Student Experience Specialist in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. He has a keen interest in providing academic support and facilitating professional development and experiential learning opportunities for students. Alex is also passionate about supporting and advocating for postsecondary students with disabilities. His passion stems from his lived experiences navigating postsecondary education as a neurodivergent individual.