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.

Scholarships & Fellowships

Jaipreet Mattu (doctoral student) – recipient of Richard A. Harshman Memorial Scholarship

Matthew Parker (postdoctoral research associate) – recipient of Visiting Fellowship from the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Alin Varciu (doctoral student) – One-year Doctoral Research Grant at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, awarded by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)

Jon Bowen (doctoral student) -recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for his project entitled “Towards Gibsonian Mindreading

Ben Chin Yee (postdoctoral clinical fellow) – awarded the 2020 Compassion and Technology AMS Fellowship for his research on the impact of genomics and artificial intelligence on equity and compassionate care in oncology in his research

Jess Du Toit (doctoral student) – received a 2020-23 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her project, Human Vulnerability and Medical Ethics: Towards Proper Protections For All Vulnerable Research Participants. (OGS also awarded, but declined for Vanier.)

Niels Linnemann (postdoctoral fellow) – recipient of Young Academy Fellowship, awarded by Hamburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Jaipreet Mattu (doctoral student) – recipient of WORLDiscoveries Scholarship

Madhavi Mohan (doctoral student) – recipient of Mary Routledge Fellowship, awarded by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Sidath Rankaduwa (doctoral student) – recipient of Graduate Course Development Fellowship from the Western Department of Philosophy for the course, Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy

Varun Ravikumar (doctoral student) – recipient of MITACS Research Training Award

Dean’s Entrance Scholarship recipient: Hershy Jaiprakash

Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipients: Madhavi Mohan, Jaipreet Mattu

Becky Ellis (doctoral student) – received the 2019 Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities

Adam Koberinski (doctoral student) – recipient of Richard A. Harshman Memorial Scholarship

Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipients: Jon Bowen, Madhavi Mohan

Dean’s Entrance Scholarship recipients: Jaipreet Mattu, Varun Ravikumar

Jon Bowen (doctoral student) – awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship

John Lehmann (doctoral student) – recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarship for his project, Mathematics and empirical science: understanding the role of structure in theory

Austin Horn (doctoral student) – recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for his project, Fiduciary loyalty in medical and research ethics

Derek Oswick (doctoral student) – recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarship for his project, The role of values in neuroscientific progress

Becky Ellis (doctoral student) – recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for her project, Pollinator people: bees, weeds, and struggles for bee-friendly cities

Tracy de Boer (doctoral student) – recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for her project, Excess and material inequality

Tom De Saegher (doctoral student) – recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program Doctoral Scholarship for his project, How quantum mechanics can predict the existence of objects in space without positing objects local to regions of spacetime

Jaclyn Lanthier (doctoral student) – recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program Doctoral Scholarship for her project, Understanding memory: how can the faculties collaborate to advance our knowledge

Adam Woodcox (doctoral student) – recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program Doctoral Scholarship for his project, Plato on the nature and value of pleasure

Andrew Peterson (doctoral student) – received a 2013-14 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Andrew Peterson (doctoral student) – recipient of Richard A. Harshman Memorial Scholarship

Awards & Prizes

Sidath Rankaduwa (doctoral student) – recipient of Leadership and Community Engagement Prize, awarded by the Society of Neuroscience Graduate Students at Western University

Emily Cichocki (doctoral student) – recipient of “Labour Of Love” GenNext, Labour Appreciation Award from United Way Elgin-Middlesex

Jon Bowen (doctoral student) – recipient of Western University Faculty of Arts & Humanities Graduate Thesis Research Award

Adam Koberinski (doctoral student) – awarded Beyond Spacetime Essay prize for his paper, Problems with the Cosmological Constant Problem

Mark Baker (doctoral student) – awarded Western University Graduate Student Teaching Assistant (GSTA) Awards of Excellence

Eunice Chan (doctoral student) – awarded Western University Graduate Student Teaching Assistant (GSTA) Awards of Excellence

Melissa Jacquart (doctoral student) – recipient of Western University Faculty of Arts & Humanities Graduate Thesis Research Award

Emma Ryman (doctoral student) – awarded Canadian Philosophical Association student essay prize for her paper, titled Fiduciary Duties to Future Persons

Yann Benétreau-Dupin (doctoral student) – Hadden Prize (awarded by Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science) for best student paper of the year, titled Lost in the Multiverse

Jennifer Epp (doctoral student) – awarded Canadian Philosophical Association essay prize for her paper, Why the Epistemic Effects of Oppression Must Matter in Feminist Theory (Why Epistemic Oppression Matters)

Jamie Shaw (doctoral student) – awarded Canadian Philosophical Association essay prize for his paper, A Tale of Two Pluralisms: Why Science Needs Metaphysics

Rachel Brown (postdoctoral fellow) – awarded Sir Karl Popper Prize for best paper in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, titled What Evolvability Really Is

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