Philosophy News - Undergraduate

St. George Undergraduate Awards 2022

Published: November 22, 2022

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November 17, 2022, marked not only the day of our much-applauded UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture with Agnes Callard (Chicago) but also the moment at which we announced the St. George undergraduate award winners for 2022. Congratulations to all successful candidates! Justin Gharibo, Scotia Capital Markets Bursary in Philosophy Aman … Read More

The Thing with Feathers: Donald Ainslie Goes Penguin in Support of UNICEF

Published: October 27, 2022

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This morning, students enrolled in PHL100Y—Introduction to Philosophy (Historical) had a surprise waiting for them: their instructor, Professor Donald Ainslie, a Hume expert and the former principal of University College, showed up to class in a full-length penguin costume. Eliciting giggles and many a cell-phone photograph, Ainslie’s plumed suit also … Read More

New Faculty Faces

Published: September 14, 2022

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With the beginning of the Fall 2022 term, the department is pleased to welcome new faculty members on all three campuses. At St. George, we extend a warm welcome to Sara Aronowitz, an assistant professor working on the study of memory, learning, and imagination. Reza Hadisi, also an assistant professor … Read More

Convocation Message from Jim John

Published: June 15, 2022

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Three years ago, when many of you had just completed your first year at the University of Toronto, the Toronto Raptors basketball team won the NBA Championship. I remember the massive crowd that gathered at Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the team’s victory. None of us knew what was coming: … Read More

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

JHI Fellows Spotlight: Alex de Guzman

Published: April 1, 2022

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Alex de Guzman, a specialist in UTM Philosophy and the president of its Academic Philosophy Society, is a 2021-22 Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) Undergraduate Fellow (Jukka-Pekka Saraste Undergraduate Award in the Humanities). Read more about his JHI project, titled “Aesthetic Experience: Heroic Higher Pleasure.”

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

A Note to Our Graduates on Convocation Day

Published: November 21, 2020

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To our Philosophy Graduates today: Congratulations!  You have not only shown your dedication, intelligence, and courage in studying philosophy here at the University for the past several years—you have also managed to get through our program under the extremely challenging circumstances of COVID-19, when courses magically shifted online and professorial … Read More