We have several exciting announcements to share in this bi-monthly update! First, two of our faculty members were recently recognized for scholarly excellence by the Office of the President at Western University: Pauline Barmby was one of three Western Researchers named a 2022 Distinguished University Professor. Established in 2005, the Distinguished University Professor Award recognizes [...]
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We're very excited to begin this post with three exciting achievements from our members. First, in October our postdoc Bartek Chomanski accepted a tenure track position in the department of philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, his home country. Please join us in congratulating Bartek & wishing him all the best in his new [...]
To celebrate the official launch of Western's Interdisciplinary Development Initiative exploring the real-world social impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) in Canada and around the world, join us for a virtual panel discussion on the harms algorithms can cause, and the launch of a poster exploring the impacts of AI on the daily life of [...]
Providing distinctive interdisciplinary training in the sciences and humanities is a central aim of the Rotman Institute. During the summer of 2021, we were very pleased to offer funding to support a variety of research projects that included ten of our graduate student members. Project supervisors included three Rotman postdoctoral associates and faculty [...]
Trainee Awards & Recognition Scholarships & Fellowships | Awards & Prizes Rotman trainees, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate student members, have received a number of awards, secured competitive fellowships and been recognized for exceptional scholarly achievements. Notable distinctions dating back to 2013 are listed below. [...]
We'd like to start this month's post with some exciting news from Heather Stewart. Heather (supervised by Carolyn McLeod) successfully defended her thesis titled "The Moral and Political Status of Microaggressions" on July 28th via Zoom. She has also accepted a position at Oklahoma State University as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Heather! We wish you [...]
Our first piece of exciting news in this bi-monthly post comes from Francesca Vidotto. Francesca was named Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Foundations of Physics in June. The CRC program is designed to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds in engineering, natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences [...]
This bi-monthly post begins with exciting news from a couple of our members. First off, we are excited to announce that Jess Du Toit received a Varnier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2020-2023. The Vanier Scholarship recognizes students with outstanding academic achievement, research potential and leadership. In addition to this award, a few of our faculty members [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]