Philosophy News - Undergraduate

Developing Essential Skills through Philosophical Study

Published: February 24, 2016

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From a recent article in the Toronto Star: “Executives in 20 recent employer surveys said they look to hire people with so-called “soft” or “essential skills” — communicating, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork — “yet this is where they see students being deficient,” said Harvey Weingarten, president of Ontario’s higher education … Read More

UTSC Exam Review Sessions for Undergraduate Courses

Published: December 2, 2015

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The Association of Philosophy Students (APS) has kindly organized review sessions for some UTSC (Scarborough campus) undergraduate courses. These review sessions will be led by the instructor or one of the TAs appointed to the course. All registered students are welcome to attend — no sign-up required! 1. PHLB50H3: Symbolic … Read More

APS Mix & Mingle — September 30, 5-7pm.

Published: September 24, 2015

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Welcome back UTSC Students! Are you taking a Philosophy course this Semester? Come to our Social (Meet and Greet) on Wednesday September 30th in PO102 – Philosophy Lounge. It will be a great chance for you to get to know some of your professors as well as other students interested … Read More

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI): June 13-22, 2015

Published: January 30, 2015

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The Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute is designed to encourage undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider future study in the field of philosophy. PIKSI will emphasize the on-going project of greater inclusiveness that is transforming the discipline, inviting students to be participants in the conversation. Transportation to … Read More

Wi-Phi: Open Access Philosophy

Published: January 21, 2015

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Philosophy is more than a scholarly pursuit, and the philosophy department is making it known. Toronto is now teaming up with Wi-Phi, an open access philosophy site that aims to increase the role of philosophy in the public realm. Started in 2013 by PhD students Gaurav Vazirani (Yale) and Damien … Read More

2014 APA Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy

Published: January 7, 2015

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The Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy, originally published biennially until the early 2000s, was relaunched in 2012 as an annual online resource by the American Philosophical Association . The guide compiles data on both doctoral and master’s degree programs in philosophy at institutions throughout the US and Canada, offering … Read More