Congratulations to the 2021 Rotman PhD Graduates!

Despite the challenging year, three of our graduate students successfully defended their doctoral theses in 2021. Please join us in congratulating each of them on this accomplishment! Their posters listed below include links to their full-length theses on the Scholarship at Western website. Since fall 2016, Rotman doctoral thesis [...]

2022-01-06T09:29:11-05:00January 6th, 2022|Graduate Students|

Summer 2021 Graduate Research Projects

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 [...]

2021-11-15T12:50:39-05:00November 15th, 2021|Graduate Students|

2020 Member Awards & Special Achievements

2020 brought forth many challenges, but with the academic term coming to an end we'd like to highlight some special achievements from our members this past year. One of our graduate student members successfully defended his doctoral thesis this year: Jiangtian Li (supervised by Rob Stainton) defended his PhD thesis tilted “On Polysemy: A Philosophical, Psycholinguistic, [...]

2021-12-20T15:03:07-05:00December 18th, 2020|Graduate Students, Members|

2020 Call for Graduate Student Applications

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is currently inviting graduate students to apply for membership. The Institute’s mission is to catalyze and lead the production of interdisciplinary research by uniting philosophers with scientists, policy makers and the general public. Our open-concept, collaborative work space is housed in the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, along with the Brain and Mind [...]

2021-12-20T15:05:50-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Graduate Students, Rotman News|

Annotated Bibliography on 16th Century Natural Philosophy: Rotman GRA Project

By Benjamin Hill James Mackey (MA, Western expected 2020) was assigned to me for a Rotman Summer Graduate Research Assistantship. Our project was to create in Zotero an annotated bibliography of recent work (works published since 2015) on 16th century natural philosophy. As many of you know well, the 16th century saw the birth of [...]

2020-07-23T09:51:53-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Graduate Students, Philosophy of Science|

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 [...]

2021-12-20T15:07:06-05:00June 18th, 2020|Graduate Students, Philosophy of Biology, Projects|

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 [...]

2019-12-19T12:59:13-05:00December 19th, 2019|Graduate Students|

2019 Call for Graduate Student Member Applications

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is currently inviting graduate students to apply for either resident or non-resident membership. The Institute's mission is to catalyze and lead the production of interdisciplinary research by uniting philosophers with scientists, policy makers and the general public. Our open-concept, collaborative work space is housed in the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, along with [...]

2021-12-20T15:06:29-05:00May 21st, 2019|Graduate Students, 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 [...]

2021-11-15T10:39:46-05:00December 21st, 2018|Graduate Students|

Congratulations to the 2017 Rotman PhD Graduates

It's the final day before we depart for the winter break, and before doing so we'd like to take a moment to recognize the three Rotman Institute doctoral students who successfully defended their theses this past year. Their names, along with the titles of their dissertations, are listed below. John Jenkinson - A New Framework for [...]

2017-12-22T12:30:27-05:00December 22nd, 2017|Graduate Students, Members|
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