Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Jennifer Nagel Awarded APA’s 2023 Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture

Published: June 27, 2022

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Congratulations to Jennifer Nagel for having been awarded the 2023 Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture by the American Philosophy Association (APA). The Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture was established with the APA to honor substantial achievement in epistemology. Winners of the prize must be outstanding contributors to epistemology, able to explain complex ideas … Read More

Our Latest PhDs

Published: April 26, 2022

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Congratulations to the department’s two most recent PhDs! Rory Harder successfully defended his thesis, titled “Joint Action Communication, with a Focus on Demonstratives,” on March 28, 2022. Imogen Dickie and Nate Charlow had served as Rory’s supervisors. Kamil Majcherek also passed his thesis defense without changes, on April 8, 2022. … Read More

JHI Fellows Spotlight: Alex de Guzman

Published: April 1, 2022

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Alex de Guzman, a specialist in UTM Philosophy and the president of its Academic Philosophy Society, is a 2021-22 Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Undergraduate Fellow (Jukka-Pekka Saraste Undergraduate Award in the Humanities). Read more about his JHI project, titled “Aesthetic Experience: Heroic Higher Pleasure.”

Felix Lambrecht Becomes 2022 School of Cities Graduate Fellow

Published: February 16, 2022

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Congratulations to Felix Lambrecht for being awarded a 2022 School of Cities (SoC) Graduate Fellowship. This SoC program brings together an interdisciplinary group of University of Toronto doctoral students who share a passion for city-building and solutions to critical urban challenges. Throughout the fellowship, students will collaborate with scholars at … Read More

“Bioethics Is Hard”: Kayla Wiebe on Teaching, Research, and Organizational Ethics

Published: February 10, 2022

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Kayla Wiebe, a PhD candidate whose dissertation focuses on the concept of autonomy and who also serves as a bioethicist at SickKids hospital, recently won the 2021 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for her course PHL 440—Clinical Bioethics. The course introduced students to this subfield of biomedical ethics, which zooms … Read More

Our First Fresh PhD of 2022: Natalie Helberg

Published: January 28, 2022

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Congratulations to Natalie Helberg on passing her PhD defense, the department’s first of 2022, with flying colours. Helberg successfully defended her thesis titled “Catherine Malabou’s Dangerous Supplement,” written under the supervision of Rebecca Comay, on January 28, 2022. Helberg currently holds a position as lecturer in Concordia University’s Department of … Read More

Kayla Wiebe Honoured with 2021 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: January 14, 2022

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With great pleasure we announce that Kayla Wiebe has won the 2021 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for her outstanding work teaching PHL440 –Clinical Bioethics. The committee was impressed with her thoughtful course design, approach to accessibility, and ability to motivate student engagement.  In addition, Griffin Klemick and Zachary Weinstein received honourable mentions for their excellent work in teaching B33 – God, Self, World and PHL240 – Persons, … Read More

Rashad Rehman Wins Jonathan Hellmann Poster Prize

Published: December 21, 2021

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Congratulations to Rashad Rehman for winning the Jonathan Hellmann Best Poster Award – Bioethics Week 2021 at SickKids with his poster “An Ethical Framework for Intersex Pediatric Surgery (IPS).”  Posters eligible for the award were judged by an outside pediatric bioethicist based on clarity, depth, potential impact and design/format. “I’m … Read More

Tri-campus Undergraduate Awards 2021

Published: December 1, 2021

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Congratulations to the recipients of various tri-campus undergraduate awards! Your hard work and dedication to philosophy make us proud—and they bode well for the field. Prizes and scholarships have been awarded over the past months. St. George Andres Llano Scotia Capital Markets Bursary in Philosophy   Hikmat Jamal Thomas J. … Read More