Welcome to UTM Philosophy!
The University of Toronto Mississauga’s Department of Philosophy (UTM Philosophy) comprises 15 full-time faculty members and offers Specialist, Major, and Minor Programs in Philosophy, a Minor Program in Ethics, Law, and Society, and a Minor Program in Philosophy of Science.
Philosophy has been taught at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) from its inception in 1967 (when it was known as Erindale College). Until 2003, Erindale College was a constituent college of the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Erindale Philosophy Group formed a sub-group of the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Department of Philo-sophy. The University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Philosophy came into being in 2003 when the University of Toronto instituted a tri-campus framework in order to accommo-date the growing size and stature of its eastern and western campuses (the U of T Scarborough [UTSC] and UTM). Since then, the UTM Department has developed a major reputation of its own.
UTM Philosophy is an undergraduate department and has undergraduate counterparts at the other University of Toronto campuses: FAS Philosophy (housed on the St. George campus), and the newly formed UTSC Depart-ment of Philosophy. The tenured and tenure-stream philosophy faculty of UTM, FAS and UTSC together constitute the Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. The role of the UTM faculty in the Graduate Department enriches the experience of our undergraduate students, affording them access to one of the largest, most comprehen-sive, and highly respected departments in the world.
The Department of Philosophy acknowledges the land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work here.
Learn more about the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus with this UTM fact sheet (PDF).