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Helping International Refugee Students: Jennifer Nagel and Sergio Tenenbaum in the Toronto Star

Published: April 8, 2022

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Based on their experience helping Afghani UTM student and women’s rights advocate Sana Hashim escape her home country while continuing her studies at the University of Toronto, Jennifer Nagel and Sergio Tenenbaum consider what Canada might do to help vulnerable students living as refugees continue their higher education. Read the Toronto … Read More

William Paris on the Wisdom of Africana Philosophy

Published: February 23, 2022

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Recently, William Paris spoke to the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Sean McNeeley about his work, what originally drew him to explore thinkers from Africa and the African diaspora, and his current course, Philosophy and Social Criticism, which focuses on how our notions of justice change over time.

Two Grad Contributions to the Blog of the APA

Published: August 11, 2021

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The department is delighted and proud to announce that two of our graduate students, Kristen Beard and Alexandra Gustafson, have published pieces on the Blog of the APA. In “The Circle: How to Foster Community in the Classroom,” Kristen writes about the advantages of a teaching and discussion tool called … Read More

Pilot Program Embeds Ethics into U of T Undergraduate Technology Courses

Published: July 7, 2021

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PhD candidate Emma McClure and alumnus Benjamin Wald, who is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, have participated in a pilot program that embeds ethics modules into existing undergraduate computer science courses in hopes that graduates will design and deploy future technologies in … Read More

Jessica Wilson Interview on 3:16

Published: June 28, 2021

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Jessica Wilson, who in May published Metaphysical Emergence (Oxford University Press, 2021), recently spoke to Richard Marshall for his philosophy interview series  titled 3:16 (philosophy interviews after 3:00 AM). There the philosopher of metaphysics and epistemology discusses topics as divergent as gender and philosophy, why anyone would be pessimistic about … Read More

In the News: Rachel Barney Featured in University Affairs Article

Published: June 17, 2021

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“Is Philosophy Having a Moment?” wonders a recent article by Ian Coutts in University Affairs/Affaires universitaires. Examining the recent rise in enrollment in undergraduate philosophy courses throughout Canada, the author speaks to the department’s Professor Rachel Barney and incoming master’s student Munema Moiz, among others, to understand the reasons for … Read More