Brian Wetstein | College of Arts

Brian Wetstein

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015

With sadness we report the sudden passing of our colleague, Professor Brian Wetstein, on June 5, 2015. Brian had faced health challenges for some time and retired from the University in 2014.

Brian completed his PhD work in Philosophy (“The Role of Dialectic in Nietzsche’s Thought”) in 1994 at the University of Guelph, and had taught as a Lecturer at both UG and Guelph–Humber since that time. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in 2003.

There was a graveside service in Toronto. For more information, see

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