News archive - May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Inside Arts: Tim Kenyon, Associate Dean, Research

An astonishingly diverse culture of research excellence

In July 2012 I was appointed Associate Dean of Arts for Research (ADR). Since then, I’ve been privileged to work closely with excellent new-to-me colleagues in Arts administration, from whom I’ve learned a great deal. This especially includes Dr Angela Roorda, the Arts Research Development Officer. With my forthcoming sabbatical, beginning July 1, here are some midterm reflections on the past two years.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Outstanding Performance Awards

Two Philosophy professors are the winners of the 2014 Outstanding Performance Awards: Chris Eliasmith and Paul Thagard.

A memo from Vice-President, Academic & Provost Geoff McBoyle provides the context for the announcement:

"Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE)

The first meeting of Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) is to be held at the University of Waterloo,

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Science-Policy Interface: International Comparisons Workshop

How to structure science-policy interfaces to make the most of science has become an increasing international concern. This workshop will focus on three national cultures: Canada, the U.S. (United States), and the U.K. (United Kingdom), each of which are long-standing, stable democracies that value science as part of their national culture. Yet the differences among them are still palpable with respect to institutional structures, governance traditions, laws, and customs regarding science policy issues.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

D. Fraser: Philosophy of Physics Conference

The University of Western Ontario Philosophy Department will host the 18th Annual Philosophy of Physics Conference, Metaphysics Within and Without Physics on June 7-8, 2014. This year's keynote speaker will be Doreen Fraser, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies.