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Brian Wetstein

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.

Kyle Bromhall wins teaching award

Kyle Bromhall, now in our PhD program, has won the 2014 College of Arts Sessional and CLA [Contractually Limited Appointment] Teaching Award, for his performance as Instructor in PHIL 2100, Critical Thinking (Winter 2012 and Winter 2014).  Congratulations Kyle, on your excellent teaching!

Dr David Brewster

One of our earliest alumni, Dr David Brewster, went into medical school after completing his Philosophy BA. He has spent his medical career helping impoverished children in many countries and is currently training pediatricians in East Timor.  He's profiled in this summer's Arts Alumni newsletter (page 4).

Kyle Bromhall wins prize

Kyle Bromhall, now in our PhD program, has won the William James Prize for his paper "Is there more to rationality than its sentiment?" which he will give at this December's annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association.  Congratulations Kyle!


Jean Harvey

We are sorry to announce that Jean Harvey, Professor of Philosophy, died April 20, 2014 after an illness that was unexpectedly detected late last October. She was 67 years old and is survived by her beloved companion animals and her brother, who lives in England. She passed away with little pain.