News and Events
♦ Receiving graduate degrees at next week's 2013 Spring Convocation Ceremonies: Sara Bagg (PhD), Lee Elkin (MA), Max Katcharov (MA), Mostofa Mansur (PhD), Tess Murphy (MA), and Mak Pedroso (PhD). Congratulations to you all!!!
♦ Congratulations to our 2013 Spring graduands! Receiving the BA Degree: Michael Beckett, Yuki Kawasaki, Daniel Mlinac, Cole Murphy, Carlos Negraeff, Edward Smith, Colin Thompson. Receiving the BA Honours Degree: Olivia Komorowski (1st Class), Nicola Lefevre, Evan Whitmore (1st Class), Fatima Zaghloul. Degrees will be conferred Wednesday, June 12.
♦ Bhuvana Sankaranarayanan has been announced as the recipient of the 2013 Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in Philosophy. Silver Medallions are awarded to students graduating with the highest distinction. Bhuvana's BA degree was conferred last Fall. Congratulations!!
♦ We are pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2013, Dr. David Dick will take up a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in our department. At the same time he will commence a 3-year fellowship in the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business at the Haskayne School of Business. Congratulations, David!
♦ The Department is now accepting applications for a newly posted one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, to commence September 1, 2013.
♦ Welcome to Dr. Rachel McKinnon, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, who joined our Department May 1st. Rachel obtained her PhD from Waterloo in 2012 and specializes in the areas of epistemology and philosophy of language. We look forward to having her in the neighborhood for the next year!
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Ken Waters Joining Department in 2014
It is with great pleasure we announce that Dr. C. Kenneth Waters, a leading figure in the philosophy of biology, has accepted nomination to a Tier I Canada Research Chair appointment in our department (effective July 2014). As noted in the influential international blog, The Philosophical Gourmet, Waters' move from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St. Paul to Calgary, already home to philosophers of biology Marc Ereshefsky and Megan Delehanty, is “likely to move Calgary into the top half-dozen or so programs for philosophy of biology”. See http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/philosophy_updates/#)