January 2019 Member News & Updates

This month the Institute's annual public lecture series, prepared in partnership with the London Public Library and Western's department of philosophy, began. This year's series, Happiness and Well-Being: Philosophical Perspectives, has been exceptionally successful. Talks by Samantha Brennan, Anthony Skelton, and Rachel Margolis all took place in January. The final talk of the series, by [...]

2019-02-07T11:45:59+00:00February 7th, 2019|Members, Rotman News|

Congratulations to the 2018 Rotman PhD Graduates!

In 2018, four of our graduate student members successfully defended their doctoral theses. Please join us in congratulating each of them on this accomplishment! FRÉDÉRIC-ISMAEL BANVILLE A Practical and Practice-Sensitive Account of Science as Problem-Solving Defense Poster DANIEL BOOTH Empirical Evidence and the Multiple Realization of Mental [...]

2018-12-19T11:51:23+00:00December 21st, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

November 2018 Member News and Updates

We're thrilled to begin our news for this month with two exciting announcements. First, Gillian Barker was the winner of the 2018 PSA Women's Caucus Prize in Feminist Philosophy of Science for her recent book, Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World. The full announcement from the PSA Women's Caucus can be seen here. Please join [...]

2018-12-04T09:33:43+00:00December 4th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

October 2018 Member News & Updates

This month we were honoured to welcome a new visiting fellow to the Institute, Dr. Diane O’Leary. Diane works on issues related to the mind and body in medicine, and has most recently worked as a Visiting Scholar in Neuroethics at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center. She describes her current [...]

2018-11-07T08:25:02+00:00November 6th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

September 2018 Member News & Updates

This month came with one particularly exciting piece of news--Sarah Gallagher, an associate faculty member of the Institute, was named as the first-ever Science Advisor to the President of the Canadian Space Agency. She will report directly to the CSA President, Sylvain Laporte, to shape Canada's future direction in space science and champion Canadian space research. She will also [...]

2018-10-03T10:45:45+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

August 2018 Member News & Updates

In August we were pleased to welcome a new postdoctoral fellow to the Institute, Vicente Raja. His research interests are distributed among philosophy, experimental psychology, and plant science. He will be working on the Neural Reuse, Embodied Cognition, and Dynamic-Systems Approaches to the Brain research project (new project page coming soon!) with Michael Anderson. Please join us [...]

2018-09-11T09:02:55+00:00September 11th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

July 2018 Member News & Updates

Effective this month, there have been a number of changes to Institute leadership we'd like to recognize. First, Anthony Skelton has officially completed a 4-year term as the Institute's Associate Director. In this role, he has not only served on the Steering Committee, but he has also coordinated our annual speakers series and Rotman lectures. [...]

2018-08-03T12:02:59+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

May 2018 Member News & Updates

On May 4, Rob Corless was invited to give the opening talk at the Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day at the University of Toronto. He spoke on "Optimal Backward Error and The Leaky Bucket". Eunice Chan also attended, and gave a talk titled, "Algebraic Linearizations of Matrix Polynomials". Professor Kenyan Wu, of Chongqing U and the Chinese Academy [...]

2018-07-19T12:49:04+00:00June 4th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|