The UTM Philosophy Academic Society (PAS) is a group of philosophy undergraduates with a mandate to represent philosophy students at UTM, and organize a variety of entertaining and instructive events throughout the year, including special lectures, membership meetings, movie nights, and more. Come join our ever-expanding community on our Discord server! We’d love to see you!
The PAS office is located in Maanjiwe nendamowinan room 6156.
UTM PAS Executive 2020-2021
My name is Daniel Mampilly and it is my honour to serve as President of the Philosophy Academic Society this year. I am a fourth-year student completing a double major in English and Philosophy and my main inquiries walk the bridge between these two fields. Philosophy has helped me attain a scrupulously enthusiastic perspective of literature and literature seems to be ever filled with philosophical perspectives.
The Philosophy Academic Society is a place that has nurtured my development as a leader and provided me countless opportunities to demonstrate those skills. It is a haven to hundreds of philosophy students that require a place to share ideas that are uniquely shaped by their separate experiences. As we return to the days of in-person interactions and events, I would like to strengthen the bonds that were formed in the past few years and continue to facilitate conversations that allow conversion and conception. I look forward to fulfilling my responsibility to you this year and I hope to meet more of you soon.
“I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give” – Diogenes of Sinope.
Vice President: Talha Tariq
Hello everyone! My name is Talha Tariq and I am honoured to serve as Vice President of the Philosophy Academic Society (PAS) for the 2023-2024 academic year. I am a third year student who is majoring in Biology for Health Sciences with a double minor in Philosophy and Political Science. In regards to philosophy, I am most interested in medieval Islamic philosophy, political philosophy, morality, and ethics. Currently, I am most interested in two topics; the “philosophy of self,” and Niccolo Machiavelli’s views on morality. During my time in university thus far, I have had the privilege of serving PAS in two positions. Firstly as a Junior Executive in the 2021-2022 year, and then as Secretary during the 2022-2023 year. Both of these roles have allowed me to gain some amazing experiences and an even greater appreciation for philosophy! With this in mind, I am looking forward to working together with the rest of the PAS team to cultivate a strong and vibrant philosophical community at UTM!
I would like to end off with one of my favourite philosophical quotes. “Be aware of your own worth, use all of your power to achieve it. Create an ocean from a dewdrop. Do not beg for light from the moon, obtain it from the spark within you.” – Muhammad Iqbal