Stefan linquist was recently interviewed by the CBC to discuss his research on social behaviour in the gloomy octopus.
Maya Goldenberg was recently interviewed about her research on immunization hesitancy and public perceptions of science.
The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce that one of our faculty, Andrew Bailey, has committed to supporting (for five years) a new scholarship, the Philosophy Excellence Scholarship. The $1,500 award will go each year to the Philosophy major with the highest grade in a 1000-level Philosophy course. The department's other faculty are supporting this financially, with the goal of endowing a self-sustaining endowment for this award to continue beyond the initial period.
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, one of our MA students, has been selected as a winner of the Eden Mills Writing Festival "Read at the Fringe" contest. Congratulations, Mary!
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!
Our Sessional Instructor Natalie Evans discusses her recently published book Animal Ethics and the Autonomous Animal Self (Palgrave Macmillan) in a recent article in U of G news. Congratulations Natalie!
Congratulations to Professor Karyn Freedman of Philosophy, whose book, One Hour in Paris, has been longlisted for CBC's Canada Reads competition. The winner for 2016 was Professor Lawrence Hill of SETS with his book, The Illegal. The final five will be announced January 31, 2017. Find more information here: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/12/the-canada-reads-2017-longlist.html