Olivier Grenier

Olivier Grenier - GRIIS

Master’s student in philosophy

As part of his Master’s degree in philosophy, Olivier Grenier focuses on the ontology of risk. This project aims to advance a coherent and systematic conception of risk for applied ontologies in the medical field. He is a student member of the Canada Research Chair in Practical Epistemology. He is interested in the epistemology of education science and writes on the practical philosophy blog of the Université de Sherbrooke.

He is currently enrolled as a PhD student in science, technology and society at Unviersité du Québec à Montréal. He focuses on epistemology and research methods in educational sciences. In particular, he is interested in the legitimacy and validity of mixed research methods in education.

Olivier Grenier specializes in the following fields: risk, philosophical ontology, applied ontology, causal powers, the philosophy of causality, the philosophy of probability, the philosophy of educational sciences and decision theory.


Doctoral studies in science, technology and society (ongoing), Université du Québec à Montréal, philosophy

MA, Université de Sherbrooke, philosophy

B.Phil., Université de Sherbrooke, philosophy and applied ethics

BSc, Laval University, science and technology teaching in high school


Doctoral research grant, Fonds de recherche du Québec — Société et culture, 2019

Winner of the science popularization contest of the Université de Sherbrooke, 2018

Master’s Research Award, Fonds de recherche du Québec—Société et culture, 2019

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s degree, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2018-2019

GRIIS grant—Master’s studies in philosophy (specialization in applied ontology), 2017 and 2018