Philosophy News

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

2019 Aristotle Contest winners announced

Published: November 12, 2019

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The evidence is clear: Canadian high school students do not shy away from the difficult questions. In collaboration with the Ontario Philosophy Teachers’ Association (OPTA), U of T’s Department of Philosophy this year once again called on budding philosophers in Canada to show their intellectual mettle and respond to one … 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. Abbyann D. Lynch 1928 – 2019

Published: August 1, 2019

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The Department of Philosophy is sad to report the passing of Dr. Abbyann D. Lynch, C.M., O.Ont., L.M.S., Ph.D., LL.D (Hon.), D.S.L. (Hon.). Abbyann was a philosopher and bioethicist, a pioneer in bioethics in Canada, and one of the founders of the Department’s bioethics programs. She also offered the Department’s first … Read More