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Degree UBC Philosophy BA ’09 Occupation Lawyer Biography During my undergraduate degree, I was interested in politics and current events (in addition to philosophy).  Law seemed like a logical extension of those interests. Everyone says that philosophy teaches you how to think and write – I agree with that, and it has served me well.  […]


Degree UBC Philosophy BA ’07 Occupation Lawyer, Government of Ontario Biography For a while in undergrad, whenever someone would ask me what I would ever do with a philosophy degree, I would lie and tell them that I’d go to law school. After a master’s degree in philosophy, and contending with the economic recession’s impact […]


Degree UBC Philosophy BA ’07 Occupation Registered Clinical Counsellor Biography First responders must carry the heavy burdens—moral, physical, and psychological—that are placed on them by policy makers on behalf of all of us. Having been a first responder myself, I am keenly aware of the stresses they face. The current psychological services available to them […]


Degree UBC Philosophy BA ’11 Occupation Philosophy PhD student Biography It was an opportunity to continue doing philosophy, and to do so in a stimulating environment surrounded by brilliant and dedicated people. I felt that I’d learned so much as an undergraduate, but that there was still so much more to learn. I wanted to […]


Degree UBC Philosophy BA ’07 Occupation Visiting Faculty, Bard Prison Initiative Biography Near the end of my computer science degree, I took a science and society course from Alan Richardson and Stephen Straker. I had always loved science but they showed me a completely different way to think about it. That inspired me to keep […]

How Propaganda Works: Public Lecture by Jason Stanley

How Propaganda Works: Public Lecture by Jason Stanley

About the Talk: How do we know when we face a democratic crisis? To some degree, new technologies may pose democratic crises. But propaganda has also classically been taken to be a cause of democratic crisis, independently of the medium. In Book VIII of The Republic, Plato argues that democracy’s freedoms will inevitably lead to tyranny. […]

Philosophy Sessional Lectureships: 2017-18

March 20, 2017   The Department of Philosophy invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the academic year 2017W (2017-18) in the teaching of the following PHIL courses: PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits) PHIL 120 Intro Critical Thinking (Distance Ed and Lecture) (3 credits)          PHIL 220 Symbolic Logic (3 credits) PHIL 320 Logic: […]

Philosophy Job Opening: Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Philosophy at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to commence July 1st, 2017. The appointment will be for 2 years, subject to positive appraisal of performance and research progress in the first year. The postdoctoral research stipend will be $40,000 per year plus benefits, with additional compensation for teaching. Area of […]

Philosophy Job Opening: Assistant Professor Without Review

The Department of Philosophy at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence July 1st, 2017. The appointment is expected to be for two years. Area of Specialization: Ethics and Political Philosophy The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have research expertise in Ethics and […]

Donald G. Brown Event – Feb 17th

Friday February 17th, 3-6pm, UBC campus   The UBC Philosophy Department invite you to a special event to celebrate the work of our colleague, teacher and friend, Professor Donald G. Brown.   3:00 pm, Buchanan A201:   Introduction, Alister Browne, student, friend and literary executor. Lecture by Professor Andrew Irvine, Head, Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, UBC-Okanagan ‘Brown […]