News

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Dr Jennifer Saul to present at Walter Murray Lecture series

This year's Walter Murray Lecture series will be presented by our own Dr Jennifer Saul, from Friday March 26-27th.

The public talk on Friday March 26th titled "Figleaves and Their Kin: Mechanisms for Getting Away With Racist Speech" will touch on political psychology, sociolinguistics, and the philosophy of language.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Now in Paperback!


Philosophy faculty member Jacqueline Feke's most recent publication, Ptolemy's Philosophy: Mathematics as a Way of Life, has just been published in paperback.

Monday, September 21, 2020

National postdoc appreciation week

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In celebration for National Postdoc Apprection Week, we would like to introduce postdoc Adam Koberinski who is currently working with Doreen Fraser.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Good-bye to Shannon Dea

Shannon Dea


From 2007-2020, Shannon Dea was absolutely central to life at not just the Philosophy Department, but also the University -- she served as Vice President of FAUW, Director of Women’s Studies, Teaching Fellow, and Associate Chair for both Graduates and Undergraduates.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Our newest PhD graduate - Vanessa Correia

Vanessa Correia

We are proud to announcement that Vanessa Correia is the newest graduate of the UW philosophy PhD program.  We wish her the best in her future career.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Dylon McChesney wins a Distinguished Teaching by a Student Award

Dylon McChesney


Dylon McChesney, PhD student in philosophy, is one of only four recipients of the Amit & Meena Chakma Distinguished Teaching by a Student Award this year.  The award recognizes excellence in teaching with consideration for intellectual vigor and communication skills in the interpretation and presentation of subject matter while demonstrating concern for and sensitivity to the academic need of the students. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Interview with Dr. Gerry Callaghan, the Philosophy Department’s Extended Learning Coordinator

Gerry


We chat with Professor Gerry Callaghan to find out more about his role as the philosophy department’s Extended Learning Coordinator, and how the recent switch to fully remote and online learning at Waterloo has impacted his role.  

Friday, June 19, 2020

Professor Ann Garry to receive the Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award for 2020

Dr. Ann Garry

The Steering Committee of the Eastern Division of The Society for Women in Philosophy has announced that past Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy at Waterloo, Professor Ann Garry, will be receiving the Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award this year.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

11th Annual Philosophy Awards Winners Announced

Gold trophy with black base

Usually we would gather at the end of Winter term for our Department Awards Ceremony. The ceremony had to be cancelled this year, but we still have deserving prize winners to celebrate! The Philosophy Awards Committee received many strong nominations for these prizes and had difficult decisions to make.