January 2018 Member News and Updates

This past month we hosted our first talk since moving into our new office space on campus in the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building. On January 25th, Dr. Gillian Crozier, an Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Canada Research Chair in Environment, Culture and Values at Laurentian University, presented a talk titled Revisiting the Social License [...]

2018-02-08T11:25:02+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Members, Rotman News|

December 2017 Member News & Updates

For the final edition of Rotman member news for 2017, our members have several important updates to share. One exciting announcement regards Derek Oswick who was awarded a 2016 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) recently announced the November 2016 awards on their site here. Please join [...]

2018-01-10T14:58:55+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Rotman News|

2nd Annual Rotman Institute Philosophical Photography Contest

What would ethical dilemmas look like, if you tried to depict them? How would you attempt to catch the relation between cause and effect on camera? Can the categorical imperative, an Aristotelian ‘tode ti’, or even mathematical intuition itself be photographed? Last year, in recognition of World Philosophy Day, we launched our first ever photo [...]

2017-11-15T14:21:46+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Rotman News|

March 2017 Member News & Updates

In March, The Rotman Institute hosted a successful series of events on responsible robotics and robot ethics. The series included a panel discussion held at Wolf Hall on March 15 (featuring Aimee van Wynsberghe, Ryan Gariepy, Jesse Kirkpatrick, Kristen Thomasen, and Christopher Schlachta), and two related lectures on March 16 & 17. Videos of all three [...]

2017-11-01T14:50:44+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Members, Rotman News|

February 2017 Member News & Updates

Four Rotman graduate students were among the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) award recipients announced recently. Please join us in congratulating each of our 2015 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarship recipients (pictured above, left to right): Adam Woodcox - "Plato on the nature and value of pleasure" Tracy de Boer [...]

2017-11-01T14:42:47+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Members, Rotman News|

January 2017 Member News & Updates

Rotman members kicked off the new year with a busy month of activities. New publications, conference presentations, media appearances, and other news are all listed below in alphabetical order. An article on sports ethics, Competing Interests: The team doctor’s dual loyalty problem, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal included commentary by Samantha Brennan. Samantha [...]

2017-11-01T14:42:17+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Members, Rotman News|

December Member News & Updates

We'd like to begin our monthly news post with two exciting announcements from December. First, please join us in congratulating Jackie Sullivan, who was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective this July. Second, Lisa Forsberg has joined us as a new postdoctoral fellow. During her time at Western, besides her own research, Lisa [...]

2017-01-06T10:15:16+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Members, Rotman News|

Call for 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications

We are very pleased to announce that we are currently inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships. One to three Fellowships will be offered in areas of research supported by the Institute (including applied ethics, foundations of physics, philosophy of neuroscience, general philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology), contingent upon funding. The Rotman Institute of Philosophy [...]

2017-01-04T12:54:25+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Rotman News|