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Hello and Goodbye

September 06, 2019
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Welcome to the department of Philosophy for a new academic year from Chair, Evan Tiffany!

Farewell

We have new students and new faculty to welcome but first we're saying goodbye and wishing future success to the MA graduates from the department who successfully defended their professional papers over the summer. We'll miss them all and wish them all the best as they head off to new adventures. 

Please stay in touch! You can sign up to our alumni mailing list here.

Dzintra Ullis                  Carolyn von Klemperer                  Kelsey Vicars     
Adam O'Neill Bahar Raiszadeh Shimin Zhao
Weixin Cai Zili Dong Dylan Flint
Damien Chen Dogan Erisen Anthony Nguyen
  Cody Britson  

Welcome

In addition to a new cohort of MA students this fall, we'd also like to welcome new faculty and instructors to the department.

Starting in September 2019, the Philosophy Department welcomes Bruno Guindon to our faculty. Bruno completed his MA right here at Simon Fraser before moving to McGill University to complete his PhD, working in the area of metaethics and practical reasoning. Since completing his PhD, Bruno has been teaching at UBC for the past four years. We are delighted to have Bruno bring his excellence in teaching and expertise in moral philosophy to our Department. 

We also welcome Jim Hutchinson as a visiting Lecturer. Jim recently completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkely specializing in the history of analytic philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of logic. Last year, he was the Oscar R. Ewing Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University. We are excited to welcome Jim to our community for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Jim is giving our first Fall 2019 Colloquium Series next Friday afternoon: "Why Can't What Is True Be Valuable?"

Please also welcome Sarah Hogarth Rossiter and Michaela Lucas joining us as Limited Term Lecturer and Sessional Instructor respectively.

 

Congratulations

Finally, congratulations to David Rattray who is the recipient of this year's prize for the graduate research essay award with his paper, "Kraepelin's Psychiatry in the Pragmatic Age: Transitions From Germany to the United States". The competition is adjudicated by the faculty in the department, and there were a lot of very strong competitors this year. Congratulations David!