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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Closing the gap between science and society

Professor Heather Douglas has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read about her nomination and her work on the relationship between science and society here.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Anyone can learn a little quantum

The Imprint recently published an article, "Anyone Can Learn a Little Quantum," on our course Quantum Mechanics for Everyone.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Quantum Mechanics for Everyone

What does it mean to say a quantum system is in superposition? And more important: Why should we care?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Science and Values in Peirce and Dewey: A Conference in Honour of Angus Kerr-Lawson

A conference was held April 25-27, 2016 to honour Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Angus Kerr-Lawson. The conference brought together scholars at the intersection of pragmatism and philosophy of science to consider Peirce’s and Dewey’s contributions to the study of science and values.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Arts Awards 2016

The Dean of Arts, Douglas Peers, recognized exceptional contributions made by faculty, staff and students at the fourth annual Arts Awards.
The event was held Mon., Apr. 25, 2016 and two of the Department of Philosophy's professors were recipients.

Shannon Dea received the award for Excellence in Teaching and Doreen Fraser received the Excellence in Service award.

Monday, March 14, 2016

René Descartes Lectures

Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, has been named this year's Rene Descartes Lecturer. She will give three lectures at Tilburg University and the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science in the Netherlands this coming September 2016.