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December & January 2019/2020 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this bi-monthly post with some exciting job news from Rotman alumnus Jamie Shaw. Jamie received a SSHRC postdoc at the University of Toronto. His research will focus on philosophy of science and science policy. Congratulations, Jamie! The past couple months included opportunities for us to get together with our colleagues from WIRB at [...]

2020-02-04T11:28:45-05:00February 4th, 2020|Alumni, Members|

Most watched videos of 2019

The Rotman Institute YouTube channel continues to grow, and is currently up to over 4,100 subscribers. With videos from our annual speakers series, Institute hosted academic conferences, and unique events like our Rotman Dialogues, our channel includes content on a range of philosophical topics and areas. Listed below are our top 10 most popular [...]

2020-01-03T11:59:37-05:00December 31st, 2019|Events|

Congratulations to the 2019 Rotman PhD Graduates!

In 2019, seven of our graduate student members (four resident and three non-resident members) successfully defended their doctoral theses. Please join us in congratulating each of them on this accomplishment! EUNICE CHAN  Algebraic Companions and Linearizations MARIE GUEGUEN  On Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Surplus Structure [...]

2019-12-19T12:59:13-05:00December 19th, 2019|Graduate Students|

November 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this post by congratulating Adam Woodcox who successfully defended his doctoral thesis, titled "Modes of Argumentation in Aristotle's Natural Science", on November 19 (supervised by Devin Henry). Well done, Adam! Please also join us in congratulating Andrew Chater who just started a new postdoc at Trent University as part of the North American and Arctic Defence and [...]

2020-01-09T10:03:53-05:00December 10th, 2019|Members|

October 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this post by congratulating several of recent graduates who took part in fall convocation this past month: Eunice Chan, Marie Gueguen, Adam Koberinski, and Chang Liu.  We'd also like to recognize Jaclyn Lanthier (supervised by Jacqueline Sullivan) who successfully defended her doctoral thesis, "Understanding Interdisciplinary Corroboration: Lessons from a Review Paper in the Mind-Brain Sciences", on [...]

2019-11-08T14:44:08-05:00November 8th, 2019|Members|

September 2019 Member News & Updates

This September, several new members joined us at the Institute. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to the following people--we're thrilled to have you all with us! New Associate Faculty Members (profiles coming soon!): Pauline Barmby (Department of Physics & Astronomy), Carolyn McLeod (Department of Philosophy) & Jacob Shelley (Faculty of Law and [...]

2019-10-10T13:42:20-05:00October 10th, 2019|Members|

August 2019 Member News & Updates

Two of our graduate students successfully defended their theses this August. Please join us in congratulating Adam Koberinski (supervised by Wayne Myrvold) whose thesis, “Theory construction in high-energy particle physics”, was defended on August 1. Eunice Chan (supervised by Robert Corless) defended her thesis, "Algebraic Companions and Linearizations", on August 23. Well done, Adam & [...]

2019-09-05T11:51:56-05:00September 5th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

July 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this month's post by congratulating Marie Gueguen (supervised by Chris Smeenk) who successfully defended her doctoral thesis, "On Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Surplus Structure and Artifacts in Scientific Theories”, on July 23. This September Marie will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University [...]

2019-08-02T13:02:04-05:00August 2nd, 2019|Members|

May & June 2019 Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin this bi-monthly post with news of an exciting addition to the Institute: please join us in welcoming Francesca Vidotto, chosen for the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Foundations of Physics, a joint position between philosophy and applied mathematics. Francesca's recent research has focused in part on clarifying the phenomenology of [...]

2019-10-28T11:22:57-05:00June 27th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

2019 Call for Graduate Student Member Applications

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is currently inviting graduate students to apply for either resident or non-resident membership. The Institute's mission is to catalyze and lead the production of interdisciplinary research by uniting philosophers with scientists, policy makers and the general public. Our open-concept, collaborative work space is housed in the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, along with [...]

2019-05-21T15:35:08-05:00May 21st, 2019|Rotman News|