Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Damian Melamedoff-Vosters Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Published: June 28, 2021

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Congratulations to our newest PhD, Damian Melamedoff-Vosters! Damian successfully defended “The Grounds of Transcendental Idealism,” written under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Stang, on June 28, 2021. No changes were required of his thesis. Damian’s dissertation focused on the role of ground in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. In it, Damian argued … Read More

Hamish Russell Honoured with UTSC Teaching Award

Published: June 23, 2021

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We are delighted to share the news that Hamish Russell has won a 2021 UTSC Teaching Award for his outstanding work for the department over the past few years. The award recognizes the contributions by Unit 1 Course Instructors and their exceptional teaching promise. The Department of Philosophy at the University … Read More

“Generous and passionate human beings”: Inaugural Graduate Student Service Awards Go to Five Grads

Published: June 15, 2021

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“It might seem daunting,” PhD student Zain Raza acknowledged in a video providing application tips to prospective students in the Department of Philosophy earlier this year. “The size, the privilege, the status, the reputation of the department” all might make you think of it as a place focused solely on … Read More

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