Philosophy News - Awards and Honours

Olivia Smith and Zachary Rosen on Their Year as JHI Undergraduate Fellows in the Humanities

Published: April 17, 2020

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For 2019–2020, the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) chose “Strange Weather” as the annual theme for its Circle of Fellows. Two of our undergraduates, Olivia Smith and Zachary Rosen, spent the academic year as JHI Undergraduate Fellows in the Humanities. Smith, a fourth-year student double-majoring in Philosophy and Peace, Conflict, and … Read More

A Sense of Hope: An Interview with Award-Winning Graduate Student Course Instructor Emma McClure

Published: April 13, 2020

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Emma McClure gives it her all in the classroom. While the Philosophy graduate student working at the intersections of feminism, critical race theory, and the ethics of conversation would not deny that teaching comes with its challenges, she finds the work of guiding undergraduates in their learning and thinking too … Read More

Willi Goetschel awarded 2020 Moses Mendelssohn Prize

Published: March 2, 2020

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Congratulations to Professor Willi Goetschel for receiving the 2020 Dessauer Moses Mendelssohn Prize. The Moses Mendelssohn Society in Dessau, Germany, dedicated to scholarship and education in the realm of German Jewish history and culture, awards the prize biennially to recognize scholarly work that advances “enlightened reason, the tolerant co-operation between … Read More

Emma McClure wins 2019 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: December 20, 2019

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It is our pleasure to announce that Emma McClure has won the 2019 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for her outstanding work teaching PHL367 – Decolonial and Intersectional Feminism(s). The committee was impressed with McClure’s course design, assignment structure, and ability to motivate student engagement. In addition, Aaron Henry and Zachary Weinstein receive … Read More

Philosopher Recipient of the 2018-2019 Connaught New Research Award

Published: September 16, 2019

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Assistant Professor, Brendan de Kenessey, and his project on Relationships and Moral Constraints has is one of 52 winners of the 2018-2019 Connaught New Research Award. The Connaught New Research Award is designed to help recipients establish a strong research program and increase their competitiveness for external funding.  The Award … Read More

2018 -2019 Robinson Essay Prize Winner

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The Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP) and the Department of Philosophy congratulate graduate student Douglas Campbell as the winner of the 2018-2019 Essay Prize in Ancient Philosophy for his essay “Tomb and Prison: Plato on the Body as Cause of Psychic Disorders.” External adjudicator, Professor Emeritus John … Read More

Dr. Owen Pikkert wins 2018 David Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: July 4, 2019

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We’re delighted to announce that Owen Pikkert (PhD, 2018) has been selected as the winner of the 2018 David Savan Dissertation Prize for his dissertation Leibniz and the Principle of Sufficient Reason, supervised by Professor Marleen Rozemond. “I came to graduate school knowing two things about Leibniz. The first is that Leibniz believed that God … Read More

Felix Lambrecht receives Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Published: May 24, 2019

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On May 17th, 2019, the list of recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was made public, and we’re delighted to announce that our very own PhD student Felix Lambrecht has been appointed a Vanier Scholar. Felix Lambrecht’s research interests are in social and political philosophy and ethics. He is particularly … Read More