Philosophy News - St. George

Faculty Promotions

Published: June 5, 2024

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The Department of Philosophy extends its warmest congratulations to faculty members Avia Pasternak and Nick Stang for their promotion to the rank of professor. A member of the Graduate Department of Philosophy at St. George, Pasternak also teaches at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. Her research centers around questions … Read More

NSERC for Ingrid Stefanovic

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Professor Emerita Ingrid Stefanovic recently received an NSERC Alliance grant for her work looking at the problem of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs), as part of a team headed by Ali Bayat at the University of Alberta. Canadians rely daily on underground infrastructure delivery services and utilities: water and wastewater, energy, … Read More

New Philosophy PhDs

Published: May 14, 2024

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Congratulations to our most recently minted PhDs! In April, Michael Kirley successfully defended “The Cognitive Conception of Intentional Action,” written under the supervision of Sergio Tenenbaum and Philip Clark. In the first half of May, his success was followed by that of Henry Krahn and Felix Lambrecht. Krahn brought to … Read More

Joe Heath on Philosophy’s Healthy Enrollment Numbers

Published: March 18, 2024

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Enrollment trends in North American have shown a marked decline in the humanities (with a parallel increase in the social sciences, law and business, commerce, management, and math and computer science). This development has not manifested at the Department of Philosophy at U of T. In a recent post on … Read More

Honorary Degree for Rebecca Comay

Published: January 5, 2024

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Congratulations to Rebecca Comay, a professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen on recommendation of its Faculty of Theology. Her citation described Comay as “an internationally renowned scholar who for more than three decades has made significant contributions to research … Read More

Andriy Bilenkyy Wins 2023 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

Published: December 20, 2023

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With great pleasure we announce that Andriy Bilenkyy has won the 2023 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for his exemplary work in teaching PHL388 Literature and Philosophy. Andriy’s thoroughgoing dedication to teaching and to rigorous reflection on pedagogy evident, the committee was impressed by his thoughtful of application of principles and practices derived from pedagogical research … Read More