May & June 2020 Member News & Updates

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 [...]

2020-07-09T11:33:18-04:00July 9th, 2020|Members|

Forging Connections Between Economics & Philosophy: Interview with Rebecca Livernois

Rebecca Livernois joined the Rotman Institute as a postdoctoral fellow in the fall of 2019. In her work she highlights the conceptual and methodological shortcomings of mainstream environmental economics and carries this over to an examination of economic policies that are intended to address environmental problems. Eric Desjardins conducted this virtual interview with her to [...]

2020-06-25T11:00:05-04:00June 25th, 2020|PostDoctoral Fellows|

Revisiting the Bugs-as-Drugs Perspective in the Light of the Ecological Turn in Microbiome Research

Each year the Rotman Institute supports a number of research projects by funding graduate research assistantships (GRAs). In addition to providing financial assistance, Rotman GRAs offer our graduate students a unique training opportunity and valuable experience working collaboratively with a faculty mentor. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting the current projects underway this summer. Featured [...]

2020-06-18T10:45:08-04:00June 18th, 2020|Philosophy of Biology, Projects|

March & April 2020 Member News

Late March brought the closure of campus, but despite challenges for all of us due to COVID-19 we still have exciting member news to share. Craig Fox recently accepted a two-year postdoc at the Edelstein Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine in Jerusalem. He will be working on a research project [...]

2020-05-01T12:58:48-04:00May 1st, 2020|Members|

February 2020 Member News & Updates

Although it's the shortest month of the year, February did not fall short of exciting news from our members! Our first exciting announcement comes from Rotman alumna Melissa Jacquart. Melissa received news this month that starting in the fall of 2020 she will be a tenure-track assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of Cincinnati. [...]

2020-03-04T15:28:51-04:00March 4th, 2020|Members, Rotman News|

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 [...]

2020-02-04T11:28:45-04:00February 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 [...]

2020-01-03T11:59:37-04:00December 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 [...]

2019-12-19T12:59:13-04:00December 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 [...]

2020-01-09T10:03:53-04:00December 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 [...]

2019-11-08T14:44:08-04:00November 8th, 2019|Members|