Philippe is also the co-founder of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society, one of Canada’s oldest and most respected non-profit medical cannabis dispensaries. Over the years Philippe has received a number of accolades and awards for his work, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013) for his work and research on medical cannabis, the University of Victoria Blue and Gold Award for academic excellence and community service (2007), and the Vancouver Island Civil Liberties Association Leadership Award (2002). Philippe is very community involved, and served as a Victoria City Councillor and Regional Director from 2008-2011 and spearheaded the launch of the Victoria Public Market in 2013.
Philippe is responsible for the development and implementation of multiple clinical and observation studies. His oversight of Tilray’s Customer Service Centre helps add a patient-centered lens to Tilray policies, practices, and internal and external messaging. Complementing his responsibilities at Tilray, Philippe is a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program and a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia. His scientific research includes the therapeutic use of cannabis and other substances in the treatment of trauma and addiction, and he has been invited to provide expert testimony before the Canadian House of Commons, the Canadian Senate, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.