May Member News & Updates

2017-06-06T10:55:45+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Members|

May was an eventful month for members of the Institute. 34 Rotman members participated in the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences that began at the end of May. (A detailed listing of Rotman member sessions at Congress can be seen here. Please note that the original post did not include Catherine Stinson, who gave a talk titled, “Abstract Mechanisms and Causal Powers” at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science.) Beyond Congress, other member activities for the month are listed below in alphabetical order.

On May 12, Louis Charland gave a presentation on mental health to a grade 6 class at Pickering College. He also gave a talk to a grade 12 class on Quaker reforms in mental health.

Michael Cuffaro was a discussant at the “New Directions in the Foundations of Physics” conference in Tarquinia, Italy, from May 26-28.

On June 8, Michael Cuffaro will be participating in a panel discussion with Stefano Osnaghi, Chris Timpson, and Rüdiger Schack, in Stellenbosch, South Africa, at a workshop being organised on ‘Participatory Realism‘ by Chris Fuchs.

Michael Cuffaro will be giving a talk titled “Information Causality, the Tsirelson Bound, and the ‘Being-Thus’ of Things,” at the Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, in Bologna, Italy, June 20-23, 2017.

On May 9, Cory Goldstein gave two presentations at the International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference in conjunction with the meeting for the Society for Clinical Trials (ICTMC/SCT) in Liverpool, UK. One presentation, “Pragmatic Trials and the Learning Health System” was a panel discussion that also included Charles Weijer, Jeremy Grimshaw, and Rotman alumnus Spencer Hey. Cory also gave an individual talk titled, “Ethics of Individual-Cluster Trials: Beyond the Ottawa Statement”.

Cory Goldstein gave an invited talk titled, “Ethics of Individual-Cluster Trials: Beyond the Ottawa Statement” at the Ethox Centre at Oxford University on May 10, and at the 28th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) Conference in Montreal on May 25.

Adam Koberinski and Markus Müller presented their co-authored paper, “Quantum Theory as a Principle Theory: Insights from an Information-Theoretic Reconstruction” at the “New Directions in the Foundations of Physics” conference in Tarquinia, Italy, from May 26-28.

Mike Korngut gave a talk titled, “Big Ideas in Plato’s Symposium : a textual analysis” at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Classical Association of Canada at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s.

Emma Ryman gave a talk titled “Physicians’ Fiduciary Obligations and Surrogacy.” at the Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Policy conference held May 16-18 in Ottawa.

Anthony Skelton and Lisa Forsberg will be presenting a paper with Isra Black titled “On Adolescent Refusals of Life-Prolonging Medical Treatment” at the Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference in Copenhagen, June 30-July 2 and at the Philosophy and Childhood Conference, Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, July 13-July 14, 2017.

On May 11, John Thorp presented his paper titled, “Aristotle’s definition of time: a modest proposal” at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Classical Association of Canada at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s.

Adam Woodcox gave a talk titled, “Reason and Perception in Aristotle’s Science” at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Classical Association of Canada at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s.

Pictured above (clockwise): Charles Weijer, Jeremy Grimshaw, Cory Goldstein, and Spencer Hey at the International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference; Marie Gueguen, Valérie Lynn Therrien, and Philippos Papayannopoulos in Toronto for the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences; Chris Smeenk presenting at the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS); Cory Goldstein presenting at the Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) conference in Montreal.