Loughran received a Bachelor of Arts with honours specialization in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario. Locky then continued his studies and received a Master’s in philosophy at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. Locky is pursuing a doctorate in Ethics and Public Affairs at Carleton University. The focus of his thesis research is MAiD policy in Canada, both how legislation has evolved, and the arguments employed, and how policy may change in the future. Locky is currently researching the use of “ethics frameworks” in pandemic decision-making.

Locky has been deeply involved in athletics his whole life. He competed in the 2013 Track and Field World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, and has won several medals at the national level within Canada. Highlights include youth a silver national medal in 110m Hurdles in 2013, bronze finishes in high-jump and 110m hurdles at the Junior national championships in 2015, a silver and a bronze finish in 60m hurdles at the University National Championships in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Locky was also honoured with the Academic All-Canadian award in 2018. and continues to maintain an interest in health and fitness. He enjoys reading, the outdoors, and learning about new subjects.