Philosophy News

Kyle Bromhall wins Young Scholar Prize

The William James Society has awarded its 2017 Young Scholar Prize to Kyle Bromhall for his essay, "Embodied Akrasia: James on Motivation and Weakness of Will.". Kyle is a recent graduate of the PhD program in Philosophy at the University of Guelph, where he currently teaches.

Mary King wins creative writing contest

Mary King, one of our MA students, has been selected as a winner of the Eden Mills Writing Festival "Read at the Fringe" contest. Congratulations, Mary!


John Russon wins research grant

Our Professor John Russon has been awarded a Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG) for the project “The Ethics of Teaching in Pluralistic and Unequal Societies” in collaboration with Professor Siby K. George from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. This two year grant is supported by funds from Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), government of India. Congratulations, John!


Stefan Linquist wins SSHRC Insight Grant

Our Associate Professor Stefan Linquist is principal investigator on a new SSHRC Insight Grant. Congratulations, Stefan!

The use and abuse of function concepts in genomics

SSHRC Insight Grant: $85,279.

It might come as a surprise that only a small fraction of the DNA in our cells (less than 2%) encodes the various proteins that build our hair cells, bone cells, neurons, and all other human cell types. This raises the question of what, if anything, the remaining 98% is doing?

Maya Goldenberg on two major research grants

Two recently-announced research grants include our own Associate Professor Maya Goldenberg. Congratulations, Maya!

Across the Great Divide: Challenging the Qualitative-Quantitative Paradigmatic Gap

SSHRC Insight Development Grant, $58,000 , 2016-2018
Primary Investigator:  Dr. Janet Parsons, Applied Health Research Centre, St. Michael's Hospital