We’re pleased to announce the appointment (effective Jan 2015) of Dr. BRENDAN MORAN to a 5-year PT Associate Professorship in Philosophy. Prior to this appointment, Brendan had been an Adjunct Associate Professor of German at UCalgary and taught for several years as a sessional instructor. He is also a recent SSHRCC grant recipient. Brendan’s principal areas of expertise are Continental European Philosophy from 1900 to today, German Philosophy and Literature from late 18th century to today, Philosophy and Art (especially Literature), Aesthetics, and Social and Political Philosophy. Welcome, Brendan!
Established in memory of Associate Professor Brian Grant (1940-2007)
Undergraduate students registered at the University of Calgary in any faculty are invited to participate in the Philosophy Department's annual undergraduate essay contest. The winner of the essay contest will receive The Brian Grant Philosophy Undergraduate Award (valued at approximately $1000). The 2015 Essay Topic is: "As long as they are not known positively to be false, comforting beliefs are highly desirable. Discuss." Candidates for the award should submit an essay of no more than 900 words on the set topic via email attachment to the Department Manager, Merlette Schnell (email@example.com) by March 31, 2015. For more information, contact the Chair of the 2015 Brian Grant Award Committee, Dr. Reid Buchanan (firstname.lastname@example.org).