Course Highlights


Meet Our Award-Winning Faculty

Jennifer Epp2017 Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award (Part- Time).
Charles Weijer2016 Royal Society of Canada. Elected fellows are recognized for their outstanding scholarly and research achievement. Election to the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can receive within Canada in the arts,humanities and sciences.

Carolyn McLeod2016 Faculty Scholars Award. Nominated by faculty deans and selected by the Faculty Selection committee chaired by the Provost, the recipients have an international presence in their discipline and are considered all-round scholars.

wayne myrvoldWayne Myrvold: 2017 Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar. The Faculty- based award recognizes Myrvold's prominent contributions as an internationally- recognized researcher in his field.


Alumnus Aaron Barth (MA'04, PhD'09 Philosophy) is combining brain science and the creative arts to solve business problems. Read about it here. 

Western Philosophy ranked as one of the top 50 Philosophy departments in the world for 2017. Read more

The John Locke Society will take over ownership of Locke Studies in 2018. The journal will be moved to Western University and Benjamin Hill will be taking over as interim editor for 2018-19. Read more here.

Western Philosophy hosts 2017 John Locke Workshop. The Western Philosophy Department, along with the Western Political Science and Columbia Philosophy departments, hosted the 2017 edition of the John Locke Workshop. This year's theme was Toleration: Its Epistemic and Anthropological Bases. Read more here.

New Honors Specializations in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). The Departments of Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics are pleased to announce the introduction of two new PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) modules, to be launched in the 2018-19 academic year; interested incoming students will need to take the required first-year courses in AY 2017-18. 

Professor William George Demopoulos, 1943-2017. After a distinguished career as a philosopher, teacher, and mentor, William (Bill) Demopoulos died on May 29th, 2017. Read more here.

Corey Dyck was recently interviewed on his Humboldt Fellowship research project and his research on women philosophers in Halle (in German). Read more

Samantha Brennan: Why I didn’t protest Jordan Peterson’s visit but newspaper coverage almost makes me wish I did. Read it here.

Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan were recently nominated as one of OptiMYz magazine’s Top 100 Health Influencers. Their blog, Fit is A Feminist Issue, was ranked fifth for its positive messages and community discussion around issues related to fitness and health. Read more

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