Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Joseph Heath Book on Public Policy Shortlisted for Prestigious Donner Prize

Published: April 21, 2021

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Congratulations to Professor Joseph Heath for having his latest book, The Machinery of Government: Public Administration and the Liberal State (Oxford University Press, 2020), shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Donner Prize. The award, founded in 1998, annually rewards excellence and innovation in public policy writing by Canadians. In bestowing this recognition, … Read More

Care, Hope, Action, Change: A Conversation with C Dalrymple-Fraser

Published: April 9, 2021

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At the end of March, C Dalrymple-Fraser, one of the department’s PhD students and course instructors, received recognition for their dedication to accessible, equitable, and practice-based undergraduate instruction in the form of a Superior Graduate Student Course Instructor Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts & Science. C’s PHL382 course, … Read More

Rashad Rehman Wins Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for 2020 CPP Conference

Published: March 9, 2021

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PhD student Rashad Rehman has received the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the 2020 Annual Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP) Conference for his essay “Pieper’s Defense of Aquinas on Peace.” The yearly conference had been rescheduled to January of this year from October 2020 because of the current coronavirus … Read More

Arthur Ripstein Awarded Prestigious Killam Prize

Published: February 4, 2021

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The Canada Council for the Arts has recognized Arthur Ripstein, University Professor of philosophy and law, with the distinguished 2021 Killam Prize for his outstanding contributions to scholarship in the humanities. Five prizes are awarded every year—one each in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and … Read More

Robbie Matyasi: Our Latest PhD

Published: January 27, 2021

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The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to announce that Robbie Matyasi successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on January 25, 2021, becoming the most recent PhD among our students. Robbie, who has taken on a number of roles in the department throughout the years, defended his thesis titled “Spinoza’s Metaphysics of … Read More

Henry Krahn Wins 2020 Martha Lile Love Essay Award

Published: November 17, 2020

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Congratulations to our PhD student Henry Krahn for winning this year’s Martha Lile Love Essay Award with his essay “The Dilemma of Sanctioning: Blame, Responsibility, and the Participant Stance,” originally written for Brendan de Kenessey’s seminar titled “Morality and Accountability.”  The adjudication committee composed of George Boys-Stones and Jonathan Weisberg described Henry’s … Read More