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Philosophy Department News

Below is a list of news items about philosophy events, professors, and students in the department.
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  • Welcome to all our incoming BA and MA students, and welcome back to our returning students! Despite the unusual and challenging circumstances facing all of us, we wish you all the very best for the academic year ahead!
  • Congratulations to all of the undergraduate philosophy award-winners for 2019-2020! We commend you for your outstanding academic work, particularly given the challenging circumstances of COVID-19. For complete details about the awards and this year's winners, click here.
  • Prof. Paula Schwebel is this year's recipient of the Dean of Arts' Slobodan Drakulic Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Award for her work in PHL 366: Existentialism and Art and Culture. Congratulations, Paula!
  • Prof. Kym Maclaren is this year's recipient of the Dean of Arts' Experiential Teaching Award. Congratulations, Kym!
  • Congratulations to three of our MA students on winning major scholarships! Joel DaSilva has been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and Shane Brennan and Derwin Cheng have been awarded Ryerson Graduate Scholarships.
  • The department is hosting a virtual workshop entitled "Is Graduate School in Philosophy Right for Me?" on Tuesday, June 2, 2:30pm-4:00pm. The department is also hosting a follow-up virtual workshop entitled "How to Apply to Graduate School" on Tuesday, June 9, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Both workshops are intended for senior undergraduate students who are considering MA or PhD progams in philosophy, and for MA students who are considering PhD programs in philosophy. For details and Zoom links, contact the organizers: Profs. Thomas Land, Paula Schwebel, and Rohan Sud.
  • The philosophy department is delighted to announce that Dr. Katharine O’Reilly will join the faculty on July 1st, 2021.
  • Congratulations to undergraduate philosophy students James Fotak and Yulian Starchenko on being recognized with Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards!


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