Kymlicka Wins Chauveau Medal
Will Kymlicka, professor and Canada Research Chair in political philosophy at Queen’s University, is the recipient of the 2021 Pierre Chauveau Medal. (more…)
New Canada Research Chairs in Philosophy
The government of Canada recently named 93 new Canada Research Chairs, and three of them are philosophers.
Philosophy Enrollment Grows — a Little — in Canada
While the total number of undergraduate philosophy majors in Canada is down since 2010, a recent bump and some anecdotal evidence has University Affairs reporting that “philosophy is having a moment.” (more…)
Philosophy Professor Suspended for Anti-Gay Facebook Post (updated)
Jean Laberge, a professor of philosophy at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal since 1994, was suspended from his position at the end of January, reportedly for writing about his “disgust for homosexuals” on Facebook. (more…)
Philosophers Write In Support of Compensating Plasma Donors
A group of philosophers and economists have published an open letter to Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply and Related Impacts in Canada opposing legislation that would make it illegal to pay people for blood plasma donations. (more…)
Two Philosophers Among New Canada Council Laureates
The Killam Trusts, one of the few private, philanthropic trusts for higher education in Canada, has announced its 2017 Canada Council Laureates. Among them are two philosophers, Thomas Hurka (Toronto) and Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia). (more…)
Three Philosophers Honored by Royal Society of Canada
Last year, the Royal Society of Canada launched a new initiative to provide recognition for notables among the “emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.” Called the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, it will be welcoming 48 new members this fall, including three philosophers: Kristin Andrews (York University), Ant..