Philosophy News

Building a Culture of Debate: The Inaugural Ontario High School Ethics Bowl

Published: March 27, 2020

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Sunny skies and crisp air graced the Greater Toronto Area on March 7, 2020, but inside the University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UTM) Instructional Building, the heat was on: teams from 11 provincial high schools had come together to compete in the inaugural Ontario High School Ethics Bowl. Organized with diligence … Read More

Jennifer Nagel and Denis Walsh appointed part of Schwartz Reisman Institute’s inaugural Research Leadership Team

Published: March 23, 2020

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We are proud to announce that two members of our department, Jennifer Nagel and Denis Walsh, have been appointed part of the inaugural Research Leadership Team of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, established in 2019. The Institute, under the leadership of Gillian Hadfield, brings together leading scholars … Read More

Willi Goetschel awarded 2020 Moses Mendelssohn Prize

Published: March 2, 2020

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Congratulations to Professor Willi Goetschel for receiving the 2020 Dessauer Moses Mendelssohn Prize. The Moses Mendelssohn Society in Dessau, Germany, dedicated to scholarship and education in the realm of German Jewish history and culture, awards the prize biennially to recognize scholarly work that advances “enlightened reason, the tolerant co-operation between … Read More

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