Greetings from UTSC Philosophy as we begin the new 2017-18 academic year.
We are looking forward to another great year of philosophy and philosophizing.
Here is some news about our faculty.
We are being joined by one new member – welcome to Joshua Brandt who will be teaching a range of interesting courses in a one-year assistant professorship in biomedical and applied ethics. We are very glad to have our excellent instructors returning this year – Kenneth Boyd and Jonathan Rick are teaching a full roster of courses, while Alex Koo and Mark Fortney are each offering one or two.
Professors William Seager and Julia Nefsky will be missed while they are on leave this year, but we are glad to have Professor Philip Kremer returning from leave in the winter semester. Professors Waheed Hussain and Karolina Hübner are both teaching with a new course each.
Professors Jessica Wilson and Benj Hellie are returning with promotions from associate professor to full professor — congratulations! Professor Sonia Sedivy is taking the helm as Chair of the department.
And last but not least, we will be building our department by conducting a search for an assistant professor in Ancient Philosophy.
Want to get to know our stellar and diverse faculty? Check out these interviews with:
- Alex Koo
- Philip Kremer
- Karolina Hübner
- Benj Hellie
- Sonia Sedivy
- Jonathan Rick
- Kenneth Boyd
- Jessica Wilson
- William Seager
Students are welcome to drop by the department with questions, to stop by to chat with faculty, or just to relax or study in our lounge.
Our excellent Departmental Administrator Jason Ferreira is happy to answer your questions or he will direct you to someone who knows the answer.
Students should also check out our Association of Philosophy Students (APS), which is organizing a number of fun and instructive philosophy events throughout the year.
We welcome the new APS executive for 2017-18:
President: Miguel Waltoo
VP External: Ashwinder Suden
VP Academics: Kristina Dukoski
VP Public Relations: Seth Perruzza
VP Operations: Jonathan Teslak
VP Events: Erin Somerville
Please do have a look around our website and drop by the department. We look forward to getting to know our new philosophy students and to resuming conversations with our returning students.