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The Killam is the University of Calgary's most competitive graduate student award.

Congratulations to Evangelian Collings and Joseph McDonald, who have each won the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce the addition of Yoshiki Kobasigawa, Instructor – Philosophy, is a long time instructor of courses in Elementary Formal Logic, Bioethics, and Business Ethics.  He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Calgary and an M.A. from McMaster University.  Dr. Kobasigawa specializes in the Philosophy of Language, as well as the Philosophy of the Mind, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic and Ethics.

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce the addition of Joe Kadi, Instructor – Women’s Studies, earned a B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. in Feminist Ethics and Theology from the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Joe has been teaching as a sessional instructor in the women's studies program since Fall of 2006.  He has won numerous teaching awards, include three of the University of Calgary’s Teaching Excellence Awards, the Teaching Award for Sessional Instructors, as well as the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Award from Mount Royal University.

In addition to his role as full time instructor, Joe is also the Women’s Studies Coordinator as of September 1, 2017.

In a first for the Philosophy Department, Jeremy Fantl taught a course during block week. Philosophical problems and ideas are often motivated with hypothetical scenarios. Films can present philosophically rich scenarios in vivid and compelling detail. In "Philosophy at the Movies," Prof. Fantl and his students looked at a selection of films (and a couple of television episodes) that dramatize philosophical problems, including issues in the philosophy of evidence and knowledge (epistemology), the nature of right and wrong (ethics), how punishment might justified, the possibility of self-sacrifice and moral dilemmas, and what it is to lead a good life.

What is the ultimate nature of reality? What does it take to know how the world works? How should we construct a just society? And how can we lead good lives?

Philosophy draws on and contributes to work in a variety of disciplines — linguistics, psychology, computer science, religious studies, biology, physics, and sociology — to investigate these questions. Philosophers develop practical reasoning and writing skills that lead to success in graduate school, business school, law school, medical school, and beyond.

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