Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Charles Dalrymple-Fraser receives Vanier Scholarship

Published: September 13, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that PhD candidate Charles Dalrymple-Fraser is the recipient of a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Recipients of this prestigious scholarship receive $50,000 annually, for up to three years, to support their doctoral research; they are selected based on their leadership skills and high … Read More

UTM Philosophy announces 2016-17 award winners

Published: August 29, 2017

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The UTM Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce its 2016-17 award winners. Top-of-the-Class Prizes These prizes are awarded to the two students with the highest final grades in the two sections of PHL105. This year’s recipients are Emma Koenig and Abraham George Mathew. Excellence 200 Prize This prize is … Read More

Dr. Dominic Alford-Duguid winner of 2016 Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: May 2, 2017

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Winner of the 2016 David Savan Dissertation Prize, for best dissertation defended in the Department of Philosophy, is Dominic Alford-Duguid, for his work “Getting Properties in Mind,” supervised by Imogen Dickie and with external examiner Bill Brewer. The dissertation, writes Alford-Duguid, explores “how perception puts us in a position to think … Read More

Parisa Moosavi winner of 2017 FAS Superior Teaching Award

Published: May 1, 2017

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Parisa Moosavi has been recognized for teaching excellence with a Faculty of Arts & Science Superior Teaching award for 2017. Moosavi was recognized for her excellent work teaching Bioethics (PHL281HJF) this past summer. Her research interests are broad, ranging from epistemology and philosophy of science to ethics and metaethics. Read … Read More

Celebrating our recent Vanier Scholars!

Published: January 27, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy celebrates recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for their research in philosophy. Recipients of the Vanier scholarship receive $50,000 annually, for up to three years, to support their doctoral research, and are selected based on their leadership skills and high standards of scholarly achievement in … Read More

Donald C. Ainslie wins JHP Book Prize

Published: December 10, 2016

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Congratulations to Donald Ainslie! He has been awarded the 2016 Journal of the History of Philosophy prize for the best book in the history of philosophy published in 2015. He receives this award for his book Hume’s True Scepticism (Oxford University Press, 2015). This is a great honor and recognition for an … Read More

Eran Tal (PhD, 2012) wins Popper Essay Prize

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Congratulations to Eran Tal on having been awarded the 2016 Sir Karl Popper Essay Prize. The Prize is awarded annually for the best paper appearing in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. He received the prize jointly with Elizabeth Irvine. For more information about Eran’s award-winning article see the British Journal … Read More