Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

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

Carefully Balancing Caution and Creativity: The Winners of the 2021 Aristotle Contest

Published: November 17, 2021

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Every year in the late summer, a special kind of excitement hovers over the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto—it’s when the time has come to read the submissions to the annual Aristotle Contest, a Canada-wide high school philosophy essay-writing competition co-sponsored by the department and the Ontario … Read More

New Book by Alumnus K. Brad Wray

Published: November 2, 2021

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Congratulations to K. Brad Wray, associate professor at the Centre for Science Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark, on the publication of his latest book, Kuhn’s Intellectual Path: Charting “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” (Cambridge University Press, 2021). In this new work, Wray traces the influences on Kuhn as he wrote The … Read More

Celebrating Our Most Recent PhDs

Published: October 14, 2021

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It’s been a busy few months for doctoral defenses in the department. Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Steven Coyne, who successfully defended his thesis titled “Liberal Theories of Political Authority,” written under the supervision of David Dyzenhaus; Rachel O’Keefe, for her “A χαλεπὸν καὶ ἀμυδρὸν εἶδος: Plotinus’ … Read More

Trevor Teitel Wins Connaught New Researcher Award

Published: August 28, 2021

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  Congratulations to assistant professor Trevor Teitel for being awarded a 2021 Connaught New Researcher Award for his project, Modality and Spacetime Physics. The project seeks to show how contemporary work in the metaphysics of modality can be used to develop a novel substantivalist account of space and time. The Connaught New Researcher Awards … Read More