1994, graduate, McGill University; graduate, Education Programme, University of British Columbia. Teacher, advocate and leader. Former schoolteacher, Vancouver. Former: Chair, Katimavik, speaking to young people about the value of community service and volunteerism; Member of the Board, Canadian Avalanche Foundation, promoting avalanche safety; speaker at conferences and various events on youth and environmental issues. Speaking engagements led to gravitating toward a life of advocacy - especially on education, the environment, young Canadian generation's economic prospects - which needed a stronger voice in the public sphere; also began to feel that a generational change was approaching. 2008, elected to House of Commons, representing Papineau, Montreal; re-elected in 2011 and 2015. 2013, elected Leader of the Liberal Party; focused leadership on building the team and the plan to create growth that works for the middle class, and fair economic opportunity for everyone; on respect for and promotion of freedom and diversity; and on a more democratic government that represents all of Canada. October 2015, led party to victory, winning a majority government with seats in every province and territory across the country. Since November 2015, Prime Minister of Canada.