In his 8 years at the University of Ottawa, Nicolas Mercier has worked for the faculties of Arts, Law (Common Law Section), and Social Sciences, as well as for the central External Relations team.
As a fundraiser and alumni relations officer, he has worked with everyone from senior administration officials, to professors, to students and alumni of all ages. He has met and often exceeded ambitious fundraising targets by listening to the needs these different groups identify and by connecting them with industry leaders, community partners, and donors.
He has a strong history of volunteerism, serving as fundraiser for political candidates in local elections in his community and as treasurer for a local cooperative housing project. He also continues to donate his time with the Canadian Cancer Society, where he got his start in fundraising.