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The Winner of the APA’s Jean Hampton Prize

Our MA graduate Joseph Frigault has just been announced as the winner of the APA’s Jean Hampton Prize, “awarded to a philosopher at a junior career stage whose paper is accepted for the Pacific Division meeting. The paper must be in some area of philosophy in which Professor Hampton worked, including social and political philosophy, […]


The Department of Philosophy at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus invites applications for the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Philosophy of the Social and Historical Sciences. The Chair position is expected to be a full-time tenured appointment made at the rank of Professor in the Department of Philosophy. The successful applicant will […]

Obituary of Donald G. Brown

Donald G. Brown, one of Canada’s most distinguished philosophers, passed away at the age of 89 on July 18, 2016. Don was educated at UBC (B.A., honours philosophy, 1947), Corpus Christi College, Oxford, which he entered as a commoner with senior status in 1948, became a Scholar of Corpus in 1949, and attained his B.A. […]

PhD graduate Oisin Deery awarded a postdoctoral fellowship

Congratulations to UBC PhD Oisin Deery on a postdoc at Florida State University! Oisin will be joining the Philosophy and Science of Self Control project, directed by Alfred R. Mele.

Hiring: Sessional Lectureships for Winter 2016

PHIL – Sessional Lectureships (2016 Winter) The Department of Philosophy invites applications for part-time sessional lectureships for the 2016 Winter Session, Terms 1 and 2, in the teaching of the following PHIL courses: 2016 Winter Term 1 (Sept – Dec 2016) PHIL 102 002 Introduction to Philosophy II (3 credits)                       PHIL 220 003 Symbolic Logic […]

Hume’s Irreligious Core: An Interview with Professor Paul Russell

UBC Philosophy Professor Paul Russell was recently interviewed by 3:AM Magazine about a range of topics, including freedom and responsibility, the philosophy of Hume, and how he first became interested in philosophy. To get his thoughts on these topics and more, please click here.  

(Closed) Job Opening: Ethics and Applied Ethics 12 Month Lecturer

Ethics and Applied Ethics (12-Month Lecturer) The Department of Philosophy at UBC is seeking applications for a 12-Month Lecturer in Ethics, Social Philosophy and Applied Ethics. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching and will have a track record […]

PHD graduate Andrew Inkpen awarded two year postdoctoral fellowship

Congratulations to Andrew Inkpen (PhD, 2014), who has been awarded a two-year, renewable postdoc at Dalhousie University. He will be working on conceptual and methodological issues related to molecular evolution and systematics, and will be completing his book on the natural-artificial distinction in ecology and evolutionary biology. This past year Andrew was a visiting assistant […]

Podcast with UBC Philosophy Graduate Students

UBC Philosophy graduate students Richard Sandlin and Ian Heckman recently appeared on CiTR’s arts and culture broadcast, UBC Arts on Air, on Thursday, February 4. A link to the podcast can be found here: UBC Arts on Air is a bi-weekly, 30 minute radio broadcast that is hosted by Faculty of Arts English professor, […]

Professor Carrie Jenkins wins UBC Killam Research Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that UBC philosophy professor Carrie Jenkins has been awarded a Killam Research Fellowship. Winners were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, applied science, science, and medicine. A reception will be held to recognize Professor Jenkins and other outstanding UBC researchers in the Robert H. […]