Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Alexandra Gustafson Honoured with 2022 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: December 2, 2022

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The department is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2022 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award: Alexandra Gustafson received the honour for her outstanding work teaching PHL388 – Literature and Philosophy. The committee was impressed with her course’s design, timely theme, approach to accessibility, and innovative lecture format. Alexandra joins a long list of award winners since … Read More

Our Latest PhDs


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Congratulations to the three latest PhDs to emerge from our program: John Bunke already successfully defended his dissertation in late September. Written under the supervision of Gurpreet Rattan, it was titled “Metaphysics in Context.” More recently, Jack Beaulieu passed his thesis defense with flying colours on November 29, 2022. He … Read More

St. George Undergraduate Awards 2022

Published: November 22, 2022

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November 17, 2022, marked not only the day of our much-applauded UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture with Agnes Callard (Chicago) but also the moment at which we announced the St. George undergraduate award winners for 2022. Congratulations to all successful candidates! Justin Gharibo, Scotia Capital Markets Bursary in Philosophy Aman … Read More

Canada Graduate and SSHRC Doctoral Awards

Published: November 21, 2022

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Congratulations to the master’s and doctoral students in the Department of Philosophy who recently received Canada Graduate Scholarships and SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Doctoral Fellowships. Our award winners are: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship—Andriy Bilenkyy CGS-D—Michael Law-Smith CGS-M—Marley Greenberg, Ariel LaFayette, Marybel Menzies, Aidan Perreault, Zachary Schauer, … Read More

CNRS—U of T Twin Research Scholars Award for Michael Miller and IHPST/Paris Colleague Vincent Ardourel

Published: November 17, 2022

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Congratulations to the department’s Michael Miller and his colleague Vincent Ardourel (Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology/Université de Paris 1) for receiving a 2022 CNRS—U of T Twin Research Scholars Award for their project titled “New Directions in Philosophy of Physics: Approximation, Precision, and Discreteness.” The … Read More

Christian Pfeiffer Promoted to Associate Professor

Published: September 19, 2022

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We are pleased to announce that Christian Pfeiffer was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor, as of July 1, 2022. Pfeiffer specializes in ancient philosophy, in particular, in Aristotle’s theoretical philosophy. His 2018 book Aristotle’s Theory of Bodies (OUP) offers a ground-breaking study of Aristotle’s conception of … Read More

2022 CPA Book Prize for Sophia Moreau

Published: August 4, 2022

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The department is delighted to announce that Sophia Moreau, a professor of Philosophy and Law, is one of the recipients of the Canadian Philosophical Association’s (CPA) 2022 CPA Book Prize for her work Faces of Inequality: A Theory of Wrongful Discrimination (Oxford University Press, 2020). Faces of Inequality defends an … Read More

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