Philosophy News

Our First Fresh PhD of 2022: Natalie Helberg

Published: January 28, 2022

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Congratulations to Natalie Helberg on passing her PhD defense, the department’s first of 2022, with flying colours. Helberg successfully defended her thesis titled “Catherine Malabou’s Dangerous Supplement,” written under the supervision of Rebecca Comay, on January 28, 2022. Helberg currently holds a position as lecturer in Concordia University’s Department of … Read More

Kayla Wiebe Honoured with 2021 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award

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With great pleasure we announce that Kayla Wiebe has won the 2021 Martha Lile Love Teaching Award for her outstanding work teaching PHL440 –Clinical Bioethics. The committee was impressed with her thoughtful course design, approach to accessibility, and ability to motivate student engagement.  In addition, Griffin Klemick and Zachary Weinstein received honourable mentions for their excellent work in teaching B33 – God, Self, World and PHL240 – Persons, … Read More

Rashad Rehman Wins Jonathan Hellmann Poster Prize

Published: December 21, 2021

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Congratulations to Rashad Rehman for winning the Jonathan Hellmann Best Poster Award – Bioethics Week 2021 at SickKids with his poster “An Ethical Framework for Intersex Pediatric Surgery (IPS).”  Posters eligible for the award were judged by an outside pediatric bioethicist based on clarity, depth, potential impact and design/format. “I’m … Read More

A New Book by Franz Huber

Published: December 13, 2021

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Congratulations to Professor Franz Huber on his latest book, Belief and Counterfactuals: A Study in Means-End Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2021). This marks the first of two volumes on the topic, providing an introduction to ranking theory, a powerful formal theory with a broad range of applications in various areas of … Read More

Spotlight on JHI Fellow George Boys-Stones

Published: December 2, 2021

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George Boys-Stones, professor of Classics and Philosophy, is one of the 2021-2022 Fellows at the Jackman Humanities Institute. In this spotlight, he answers a  few questions about his current research project and shares some favourite pastimes.

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

Carefully Balancing Caution and Creativity: The Winners of the 2021 Aristotle Contest

Published: November 17, 2021

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Every year in the late summer, a special kind of excitement hovers over the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto—it’s when the time has come to read the submissions to the annual Aristotle Contest, a Canada-wide high school philosophy essay-writing competition co-sponsored by the department and the Ontario … Read More