Philosophy News - Undergraduate

UTM Philosophy announces 2018-19 award winners

Published: August 29, 2017

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The UTM Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce its 2018-19 award winners. Top-of-the-Class Prizes, awarded to the students with the highest final grades in the four sections of PHL103 and PHL113.   The 2018-19 winners are Alexander de Guzman, Anisha Hundal, Jeremy Baziw, Breanna Ashkar, and Jehuda Tjahjadi. Excellence 200 … Read More

What happens to philosophy majors after graduation?

Published: June 29, 2017

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The Washington Post recently featured an excellent article on the merits of studying philosophy, dispelling common myths about the discipline, and providing concrete examples of some of the many career trajectories available to graduates. “For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: What next?” explores the critical thinking, cogent writing, and precise … Read More

Parisa Moosavi wins 2017 Arts & Science Superior Teaching Award

Published: May 1, 2017

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Parisa Moosavi has been recognized for teaching excellence with a Faculty of Arts & Science Superior Teaching award for 2017. Moosavi was recognized for her excellent work teaching Bioethics (PHL281HJF) this past summer. Her research interests are broad, ranging from epistemology and philosophy of science to ethics and metaethics. Read … Read More

Developing Essential Skills through Philosophical Study

Published: February 24, 2016

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From a recent article in the Toronto Star: “Executives in 20 recent employer surveys said they look to hire people with so-called “soft” or “essential skills” — communicating, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork — “yet this is where they see students being deficient,” said Harvey Weingarten, president of Ontario’s higher education … Read More

UTSC Exam Review Sessions for Undergraduate Courses

Published: December 2, 2015

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The Association of Philosophy Students (APS) has kindly organized review sessions for some UTSC (Scarborough campus) undergraduate courses. These review sessions will be led by the instructor or one of the TAs appointed to the course. All registered students are welcome to attend — no sign-up required! 1. PHLB50H3: Symbolic … Read More

APS Mix & Mingle — September 30, 5-7pm.

Published: September 24, 2015

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Welcome back UTSC Students! Are you taking a Philosophy course this Semester? Come to our Social (Meet and Greet) on Wednesday September 30th in PO102 – Philosophy Lounge. It will be a great chance for you to get to know some of your professors as well as other students interested … Read More