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Greetings from UTSC Philosophy as we look forward to starting the 2018-19 academic year.

Please check out all our updated course listings as well as our updated faculty pages, which include information on our recent research as well teaching plans for the coming year. We are introducing 5 new courses this year – in biomedical ethics, ancient philosophy and non-western philosophy – and many of our existing courses will have newly updated content.

Get to know UTSC Philosophy’s faculty.

We are very fortunate this year to be welcoming new members to our faculty. Professor Christian Pfeiffer is joining us to expand our teaching and research into the foundational field of ancient philosophy. Instructors Mark Fortney and Jacob Stump will be offering an array of terrific courses.

We are very happy to have Professor Joshua Brandt returning to take charge of our biomedical ethics courses.

Professors Sonia Sedivy and Julia Nefsky will be missed while they are on leave.

But the rest of our crew – Professors Benj Hellie, Karolina Hübner, Waheed Hussain, Philip Kremer, William Seager, and Jessica Wilson – will all be teaching and pursuing their research endeavours.  Professor William Seager will be taking the helm as acting chair.

Want to get to know our stellar and diverse faculty? Check out these interviews with:

Throughout the year, we’ll also be publishing new interviews with Jacob Stump, Joshua Brandt, Mark Fortney, Waheed Hussain, and Christian Pfeiffer. Stay tuned – we’ll upload the interviews here once they’re available!

Students are welcome to drop by the department with questions, to stop by to chat with faculty, or just to relax or study in our lounge.

Our excellent Departmental Administrator Jason Ferreira is happy to answer your questions or he will direct you to someone who knows the answer.

Students should also check out our Association of Philosophy Students (APS), which is organizing a number of fun and instructive philosophy events throughout the year.

We welcome the new Association of Philosophy Students (APS) executive for 2017-18:
President: Ashwinder (Ash) Suden
Vice-President Academics: Jordan Waverman
Vice-President Public Relations: Seth Perruzza
Vice-President Operations: Jay Teslak
Vice-President External: Alexandria Maddix

1st Year Rep: TBD
2nd Year Rep: TBD
3rd Year Rep: Kiah Spencer, Carl Westermann
4th Year Rep: Julio Oliveras, Zachary Grey

Please do have a look around our website and drop by the department. We look forward to getting to know our new philosophy students and to resuming conversations with our returning students.