Francis Murchison                                                       Bilingual

5536 St-Denis, Montreal (Quebec) H2J 2M5

Tel.: (514) 279-8653

francis.murchison@gmail.com

 

Qualities

 


Ø      Team spirit

Ø      Adaptability

Ø      Capacity for synthesis

Ø      Autonomous

Ø      Resourceful

Ø      Organised


 

Education

 

Bachelors’ degree in Linguistics (with honours)                                                  2001-2007

Concordia University, Montréal

 

EEC (Équivalence d’études collégiales)                                                                        1999

Toronto Waldorf School, Thornhill, Ontario

 

High school diploma                                                                               1994-1998

Toronto Waldorf School, Thornhill Ontario


Professional Experience

 

Childcare worker                                                                                          2007-currently

Pierre de Coubertin school, Montreal     

 

Ø          Facilitation in the educational process of a young Down’s syndrome boy;

Ø          Preparation of learning material;

Ø          Tech committee (installation and maintenance of computer and audio-visual equipment)

 

Stage Technician                                                                                              2005-2006

Self employed, Montreal

 

Ø          Installation and dismantling of stage equipment;

Ø          Warehouse equipment storage and maintenance.

 

Care worker                                                                                                                  2002-2003

Levitt group home, Montreal

 

Ø          Accompaniment of residents with intellectual handicap;;

Ø          Control of medication;

Ø          Daily reports and statistics.

 

Computer Technician                                                                                        1997

Computer Echelon, Toronto

Ø        Installation and maintenance of computer equipment and networks                                

 

Internships

 

Independent study, Panama                                                                                         2007

Academic linguistic research on the Kuna indigenous language.

 


Asociación San Juan : Canary Islands, Spain                                          . 2000-2001


Accompaniment of individuals with intellectual handicap.




Fondation Perceval St-Prex, Switzerland                                                     1999-2000
 Accompaniment of residents with intellectual handicap.


 

Social Activism

 

Descent of the Americas by bicycle                                                                             2003-2005

Independent journalism project covering 30 Pan-American social justice organizations.
Participation in the construction of http://www.lafusion.net/cycloamerica/index.php

 

Awards

 

Mobility Bursary                                                                                            2007

Concordia University

 

Praxis Bursary                                                                                                2007

Office Québec-Amériques pour la jeunesse

 

Interests and hobbies

 

Bicycle touring, website construction, outdoors activities, literature, martial arts.


References available upon request