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, 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!
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.
Our Associate Professor Omid Payrow Shabani and Professor Monique Deveaux have published (March 2014) their edited anthology Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy: Texts and Cases (Oxford University Press).
Our Associate Professor Karyn Freedman has published (March 2014) One Hour in Paris: a True Story of Rape and Recovery (University of Chicago Press, US publisher; Freehand Books, Canada publisher).
Our recent PhD graduate, Daniel Harris, has just (February 2014) been awarded a two-year SSHRC postdoc, which he will take up at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Congratulations Daniel!
Our Associate Professor Karen Houle has published (December 2013) Responsibility, Complexity, and Abortion: Toward a New Image of Ethical Thought (Lexington Books, publisher).
Blurb: "…draws from feminist theory, post-structuralist theory, and complexity theory to develop a new set of ethical concepts for broaching the thinking challenges that attend the experience of unwanted pregnancy. "
Our Professors Jay Lampert and John Russon gave plenary addresses at the recent Congress of the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, October 10-12 at the University of Toronto.
Congratulations to Patrick Di Salvo, an incoming MA student, who won a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.