Cameron Duncan

Educator and Researcher

Areas of interest

Capitalism, phenomenology, Martin Heidegger, and Karl Marx.


  • MA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  • BA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University


Cameron Duncan discovered the Department of Humanities in his 3rd year of undergraduate studies. At the beginning of his BA, he took whatever courses caught his interest but did not feel like he had found a field of study that he could embrace and would, in turn, embrace him. On the first day of his first Humanities course, Professor Ian Angus posed a question that changed his life and thinking forever. He asked “what type of thinking might allow us to respond to our planetary condition?” Cameron has pursued this question ever since, and it became the focus of his MA thesis, completed in the Department of Humanities in 2013 and supervised by Professor Angus. He remains actively connected to the department that he considers so formative in his life: "graduate studies in the Humanities Department was a life-changing experience that shaped my path as both a human being and a student—it prepared me for a life of thought."