Trainees

Trainee Membership

Rotman Institute trainees, including postdocs and graduate students, are provided with distinctive interdisciplinary training in the sciences and humanities, and are integrated into research groups with faculty from different disciplines.

Participating in a truly interdisciplinary research environment helps with developing professional skills through collaboration, communication with diverse audiences, and networking across disciplines. Training opportunities include:

  • Interdisciplinary research seminars
  • Reading and working groups (see details in link below)
  • Interdisciplinary courses, such as Ethical & Societal Implications of AI (cross-listed in philosophy and engineering)
Learn How to Apply for Graduate Student Membership
Learn About our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Reading & Working Groups

Each year, our members organize and participate in reading and working groups exploring philosophical questions from a wide range of fields. These groups help Rotman Institute trainees develop local networks to explore new problems & establish collaborations across campus & within the broader academic community.

Explore our current Reading & Working Groups

Doctoral Thesis Posters

Since fall 2016, each resident doctoral student has been presented with a thesis poster following their defence. Browse through these posters to learn a bit about the breadth of research completed by our graduate students. Each poster links to the full-length thesis found on the Scholarship at Western website.

View All Rotman Thesis Defence Posters

Trainee Placement, Awards & Recognition

Rotman alumni (PhD and postdoctoral fellows) now hold faculty or research positions in seven countries, including leading research universities such as Harvard, Oxford, University of California San Diego, Australian National University, and Ludwig-Maxmillans Universität (Munich). In addition, several now work in policy, government, non-profit, and business sectors. They’ve also won early career research awards such as the Marie Curie Fellowship. Learn more about our alumni & trainees on the following pages.

Learn about Placement of our Former Postdoctoral Fellows & Graduate Students
Learn about Special awards & recognition of our current & former trainees

Graduate Student Events

Meet Our Current Graduate Students
Meet Our Current Postdoctoral Fellows