The 2015 winner of the Martha Lile Love Award for Excellence in Teaching Philosophy, chosen from among graduate instructors who taught courses on any of the three University of Toronto campuses between September 2014 and August 2015, is
Jacob Stump for his PHL 273 H1S Environmental Ethics, SG, Summer 2015
The Martha Lile Love Committee was impressed by Jacob Stump’s thoughtful course design that covered core questions in environmental ethics in a way that built up student interest from basic ethical questions and prepared them well for further study in this area. Stump split his course between questions of moral standing (just humans, animals, plants, ecosystems) and a number of pressing environmental issues like climate change.
The selection committee also awards honorable mention to Mark Fortney (PHL 243 H1S, Philosophy of Human Sexuality, SG, Summer 2015) and Sean Smith (PHL 240 H1F, Persons, Minds and Bodies, SG, Summer 2015) for their exceptional work.
Finally, the Department extends its appreciation to all Graduate Instructors for their excellent work during the past year, as well as Faculty Teaching Mentors for their invaluable advice and classroom observations.