Rotman 2022 Catalyst Grant Recipients

Last fall, the Rotman Institute of Philosophy invited members to submit innovative and early-stage research projects to the 2022 Rotman Catalyst Grants Program Competition.   The program promises to award up to $50,000 with a maximum of up to $20,000 per grant for a funding period of 2 years. These grants are offered once [...]

2023-02-24T09:16:09-05:00February 15th, 2023|Members, Projects, Rotman News, Science and Society|

Summer 2022 Graduate Research Projects

The Rotman Institute is the home for interdisciplinary training the sciences and humanities. In the summer of 2022, ten of our graduate student members were awarded funding to support their wide ranging research projects from  Mental illness to AI; from psychedelics and Psychiatric Disorders and Bioethics. View the summaries below to read about project [...]

2023-01-05T09:08:02-05:00November 29th, 2022|Graduate Students|

May & June 2022 Member News

Member Awards & Achievements Jackie Sullivan was named a Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar for 2022-23. This award goes to early or mid-career faculty members in Arts & Humanities who are internationally recognized researchers in their field and have made important contributions to research and graduate education. Learn about her current SSHRC [...]

2022-07-12T15:39:44-04:00July 7th, 2022|Members|

March & April 2022 Member News & Updates

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 [...]

2022-05-03T19:24:39-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Members|

February 2022 Member News & Updates

The Institute welcomed two new members this past month! Dan Lizotte joined us as our newest faculty member, with interdisciplinary research interests in machine learning, biostatistics, and health. Lizotte is jointly appointed to the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science, and to the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Schulich School of [...]

2022-03-03T09:14:11-05:00March 3rd, 2022|Members|

December 2021 & January 2022 Member News & Updates

We've welcomed three new postdocs to the Institute over the past couple months. Please join us in welcoming them & be sure to visit their profiles to learn more about their research! Kerry O'Neill and Michael Montess will both be working with Maxwell Smith and contributing to his research project, “Ethical Pathways for Therapeutics and Vaccine [...]

2022-01-28T10:01:06-05:00January 28th, 2022|Members|

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|

October & November 2021 Member News & Updates

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 [...]

2021-12-02T21:28:12-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Members|

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|

Beyond the time evolution paradigm: Interview with Emily Adlam

Emily Adlam is in her first year as a postdoc at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and recently completed a virtual interview with Rotman Associate Director, Eric Desjardins. She has research interests in foundations of quantum physics and philosophy of physics, and is working with core faculty member Francesca Vidotto. Her fellowship is jointly funded [...]

2021-11-05T11:43:53-04:00November 5th, 2021|PostDoctoral Fellows|
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