The Department of Philosophy at Memorial University is a small but vibrant community of scholars actively researching and teaching in a variety of areas of philosophy in the heritage city of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The Department offers a variety of undergraduate programs and directs graduate research in the history of philosophy, continental philosophy, and political philosophy, as well as other areas. Students of all levels are invited to come with us and explore the nature and problems of existence, being and thought.
Graduate Conference May 3-5, 2023
For further information, please follow the link below.
Congratulations to the PhD Grads!
Maliheh Deyhim successfully defended her PhD thesis on November 3, 2022.
Maliheh joins the ranks of David Tracey (defended in August) and Kyla Bruff (defended in March).
Warmest congratulations and best wishes to three stellar students.
Decolonizing Education: Toward Cognitive and Social Justice
Location: Online: Zoom
Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM - Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Dr Marie Battiste is Special Advisor to the Vice President Academic and to Unama’ki College (Cape Breton University) presents a talk on Decolonizing the Academy.
In this talk, Dr Battiste delves into the persisting challenges surrounding educational equity for Indigenous peoples in Canadian universities and beyond. Despite decades of efforts to bridge gaps in curriculum, research, and access, the achievements, knowledge, histories, and perspectives of Indigenous communities often remain overlooked, rejected, marginalized, or underutilized within academic institutions. Furthermore, universities tend to express their commitment to Indigenous inclusion in ways that inadvertently perpetuate Eurocentric and colonial perspectives under the banners of excellence, integration, and modernity.
Dr Battiste offers a transformative approach to postsecondary education, one that has the potential to pave the way for more profound decolonization efforts in research, policy development, and the overall experience of Indigenous students and teachers. By shedding light on these challenges and advocating for a more inclusive and respectful approach, this presentation provides a crucial step toward creating a more equitable educational landscape for Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond.
All are welcome to attend this talk which is happening online via zoom, and you can register by going to the following link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/kd75s2b
Brown Bag Luncheon with the President
Location: Science Building, SN 2025
Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:00 PM - Monday, January 22, 2024 at 1:00 PM
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to a brown bag luncheon with Dr. Neil Bose, President and Vice-Chancellor, pro tempore, on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. in SN2025.