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Philosophy Graduate Student Association

The University of Waterloo Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) website provides information on the PGSA to its members, as well as information on the annual PGSA Conference.

2017-2018 PGSA Executive:

Presidents: Phillipe Beriault
Administrator: Vanessa Lam
Treasurer: Jay Solanki
PhD Representative: Alex Gruenewald
MA Representative: Oliver Oxton
GSA Representative: Chris Wass
Conference Committee: Chris Wass, Jay Solanki, David Park
TA Committee: Jim Jordan, Alex Gruenewald, Oliver Oxton

Philosophy Graduate Student Conference 

The PGSA (Philosophy Graduate Student Association) will hold their 25th annual conference on March 8 & 9, 2018. Şerife Tekin (Daemen College, NY) will deliver the keynote address.

Call for papers

We welcome high quality submissions form graduate students working in all areas and traditions.  Given Dr. Tekin's work, the conference's theme will be "the self," broadly construed.  Special consideration will be given to papers in the areas: feminist philosophy of science, philosophy of psychology and psychiatry, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, disability and bioethics.

Papers must be prepared for blind review and should include, on a separate cover sheet, the following information:

Paper title
Author's name and institutional affiliation
Email address
Word count
A short abstract

Submission should be between 3000 and 4000 words.

Please email your submissions in .doc, .docx, or .pdf to the PGSA.

Here is a link to some past conference photos and past PGSA conferences and history.