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  • The feminist philosophy reading group will be meeting during the summer. For details, contact Prof. Meredith Schwartz.
  • From May 27-June 2, 2017, Ryerson University will host Congress 2017, the largest multi-disciplinary conference for the social sciences and humanities in Canada. Faculty members and graduate students in Ryerson’s philosophy department will be involved in this event in various ways, including these. [PDF]   
  • The department is seeking to hire several sessional instructors for Fall 2017. To see complete details, see Ryerson's career website.
  • BA student Mackenzie Bouverat has been selected to participate in the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, which will be held from July 30 to August 5, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Congratulations, Mackenzie!
  • Prof. David Hunter is a "Collaborating Member" on a major grant secured by Prof. Christine Tappolet (Montreal). The grant, awarded by Quebec’s Fonds de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, is entitled "The Foundations of Normativity/Les Fondements de la normativité", and is worth $362,000 over the next 4 years. The grant will support research into the fundamental normative and evaluative dimensions of mind, knowledge and society.
  • MA student Jordan Wadden has been accepted into New York University's MA in Bioethics, and into UBC's doctoral program in philosophy. Congratulations, Jordan!
  • The department is co-sponsoring a two-day conference on film and spirituality, to take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on April 3rd and 4th. Prof. John Caruana will be one of the speakers. The keynote speaker will be legendary director and screenwriter Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Affliction). Here is a Globe and Mail story on the event.
  • MA student Madelaine Ley has been accepted as a "New Research Investigator" at the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute in June, and will present a paper entitled "Home is Where the Self Is" at the upcoming Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy conference. Congratulations, Madelaine!
  • Recent MA graduate Victor Bruzzone has been accepted into doctoral programs in political science at U of T and at York. Congratulations, Victor!
  • MA student Josh Duffy has been accepted into two MA programs at Carleton University: Public Policy and Administration and Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Congratulations, Josh!