With the conclusion of 2016, the Rotman Institute would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of our graduate student members. This year a total of seven students successfully defended their doctoral theses. Their names, and the titles of their dissertations are listed below.



Top row (left to right):

Jennifer Epp: Testimony as Significance Negotiation

Andrew Peterson: Assessing decision making capacity after severe brain injury

Mackenzie Graham: The moral status and welfare of patients diagnosed as vegetative, with covert awareness


Second row (left to right):

Melissa Jacquart: Similarity, Adequacy, and Purpose: Understanding the Success of Scientific Models

Justin Bzovy: Species Pluralism


Not pictured:

Molly Kao: Evaluating the Quantum Postulate in the Context of Pursuit

Stephen Pearce: A Pure Representationalist Account of Belief and Desire


Please join us in congratulating these graduates! Best wishes and happy holidays to our graduates, our members, and to our extended community.