MA placement

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MA alumni academic and career placement

Many of our MA and PhD students excel in philosophical careers (notably John Campbell, MA 1980, who is now Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley). We take our obligation to the community seriously and admit MA students with a variety of backgrounds, encouraging a variety of career paths.

In the list below, we have included placement and career information, as well as doctoral fellowships our MA graduates have won to support their further study.


2018

Bronski, Miriam
Course Based MA
Supervisor: Mark Migotti
PhD Program, McMaster University

Burns, Samara
Hypersequent Calculi for Modal Logics
Supervisor: Richard Zach
Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary

Collings, Evangelian
Bonum ex machina
Supervisor: Jeremy Fantl
PhD Program, University of Pittsburgh

Leyenaar, James
The Precautionary Principle: Concepts, Tools, and Strategies for Analysis
Supervisor: Allen Habib

Reyes, Stephanie
De Se Attitudes: Lewisian Self-Ascription and Centered Worlds
Supervisor: Nicole Wyatt

Tumasz-Jordan, Elena
Against Three Arguments for a Free Market in Healthcare
Supervisor: David G. Dick

Vooys, Sarah
Money: Kind of Natural
Supervisor: David G. Dick

2017

Ahmadianhosseini, Zahra
Formal Models of Fallible Knowledge
Supervisor: Richard Zach
PhD Program, University of California, Berkeley

Delamont, Audrey
Action, Knowledge Norms, and Moral Reasons
Supervisor: Jeremy Fantl

Mills-Smith, Brayden
Addiction as and Excuse
Supervisor: Walter Glannon

Yao, Bokai
Some Puzzles About Ability
Supervisor: Ishtiyaque Haji
PhD Program, University of Notre Dame

2016

Hon, Ricky
Race, Identity, and Culture
Supervisor: Ann Levey

Reid, Walter
Schopenhauer’s Pessimism and Kant’s Moral Argument
Supervisor: Mark Migotti
PhD Program, McMaster University

Roe, Niall
History and Philosophy in Peirce’s Conception of Science
Supervisor: Mark Migotti, Co-Supervisor C. Kenneth Waters
JD Program, Dalhousie University

2015

Cooper, Gordon
The Luck Objection
Supervisor: Ish Haji
PhD Program, Florida State University

Darnell, Eamon
On Origin Essentialism and Arguments for It
Supervisor: Ali Kazmi
PhD Program, University of Toronto

Zimmerman, Tegan
Beauvoir and Irigaray: Philosophizing Postfeminism in Popular Culture
Supervisor: Lorraine Markotic
Instructor, Okanagan College

2014

Houston, Jared
An Epistemic Theory of Global Injustice 
Supervisor: Ann Levey
PhD program, Queen's University 

2013

Aldred, Raymond
Broadening the Boundaries of Agency: Cognitive Disability, Agency, and Autonomy 
Supervisor: Walter Glannon
PhD program, McGill University 

Elkin, Lee
What It Means to be Rational: An Analysis on Knowledge, Rational Deliberation, and Action
Supervisor: Jeremy Fantl
Doctoral Fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilians Universität-Münich 

Katcharov, Maxim
Responsibility, History, and Authenticity
Supervisor: Ish Haji 

Murphy, Tess
Moral Obligation, Luck, and Alternative Possibilities
Supervisor: Ish Haji 

2012

Pham, Michelle
Consensus and Objectivity in Science
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky
PhD program University of Washington 

Pollock, Ralph
Why Didn't the Nyaya Recognize the Mind-Body Problem?
Supervisor: Christopher Framarin

Reid, Timothy
The Importance of Heidegger's Early Ontology: How to Better Understand "The Origin of the Work of Art" by Reading Being and Time
Supervisor: Lorraine Markotic
PhD program, University of Warwick

Wetmore, Nycole
The Problem of Evil: A Defence of the Epicurean Position
Supervisor: Jack MacIntosh
PhD program, Communication and Culture, University of Calgary

2011

Brumble, Kimberly
Experiments, Thought Experiments and Virtual Experiments
Supervisor:  John Baker
PhD program, Indiana University

Maleki, Y. Mike
Course-Based MA
Supervisor: Jack MacIntosh

Monner, Shari
The Character Individuation Problem: A Philosophical Study of the Individuation of Characters in Biological Taxonomy 
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky
PhD program, University of Western Ontario

2010

Booth, Daniel
Ethical Aspects of Self-Deception and Akratic Belief
Supervisor:  Ishtiyaque Haji
PhD program, University of Western Ontario

Kouri, Teresa
Indiscernability and Mathematical Structuralism
Supervisor:  Richard Zach
PhD program, Ohio State University
SSHRC Fellow 2010-14
OSU Distinguished University Fellow 2010-14; 2014-16

McGraw, Tyler
Episodic Memory and Justified Belief
Supervisor:  Jeremy Fantl

Scott, James
Figure and Ground: Considerations on the Metaphysics and Logics of Time
Supervisor:  Nicole Wyatt
Returning to Public School System Administration

2009

Chung, Julianne
A Conditional Model of Knowledge Attributions
Supervisor:  Jeremy Fantl
PhD program Yale University
Fall 2015 - Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Louisville (KY)


2008–1999

2008

Simard, Martial
Nietzsche's Critique of Ascetic Ideals
Supervisor:  Mark Migotti

Straver, Elske
Trust and Testimonial Knowledge
Supervisor:  Jeremy Fantl
PhD program, University of Pennsylvania

2007

Cankovic, Dario
Ignorance is Bliss: The Case against State of the World Theories of a Good Life
Supervisor: John Baker
PhD program, University of Western Ontario 

Coulter, Sky
Normality and Biological Functions:  An Argument that Statistical Normality is Sufficient to Support Function Attributions without Requiring Recourse to an Undefined Concept of Biological Normality
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky
Nursing program University of Calgary

Jordan, Shelly 
Course-Based MA
Supervisor:  Jack MacIntosh

Morales-Moscoso, Jose Rodrigo
Racism and Rawls's Theory of Justice
Supervisor:  Elizabeth Brake

Porat, Yonatan
How the Seemingly Serendipitous Success of Mathematics in Physics is a Problem for Philosophy of Science, Not Metaphysics
Supervisor:  Jack MacIntosh 
PhD Program, Boston University

Steiner, Michael
The Nature of Scientific Laws
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky 
PhD Program, University of Calgary

2006

Buleandra, Andrei
The Later Wittgenstein on Understanding and Thinking
Supervisor:  Brian Grant
PhD Program, University of Alberta

Chynces, Ryan
Moral Skepticism and Environmental Metaethics
Supervisor:  Elizabeth Brake
Philosophy Editor at Broadview Press

Huzzey, Helen
Explorations into the Secular Existence of Evil
Supervisor:  John Baker
Completed LLB, University of British Columbia
Associate at Donaldson's Barristers in Vancouver, BC

Lamoureux, Lucien
The False Expectations of Constructive Empiricism
Supervisor:  Elaine Landry 
PhD Program, University of Western Ontario

Loo, Clement
Proper Function: Criticisms and Replies
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky
PhD Program, University of Cincinnati

Manafu, Alexandru
Non-locality and Non-separability in Quantum Mechanics
Supervisor:  Elaine Landry 
PhD Program, University of Western Ontario

McEwan, Micheal
The Semantic View of Theories: Language and Representation
Supervisor:  Elaine Landry 
PhD program at the University of Waterloo

Rondeau, Meaghan
The Piety of Storks
Supervisor:  Jack MacIntosh
PhD program in Classics at the University of Washington

2005

Fellows, Jill
Self-Searching: An Exploration of Personal Identity, Alzheimer's and Dissociative Identity Disorder
Supervisor:  Brian Grant
PhD program at the University of British Columbia

Allan, Robert
Wittgenstein on Sensation and Self
Supervisor:  Brian Grant

Stephenson, Timothy
From Wittgenstein to Quine: The Rise and Fall of Logical Positivism in Early Analytic Philosophy
Supervisor:  Ali Kazmi

2004

Hughes, Sean
Madison or Madison Avenue? Liberalism and the Media
Supervisor:  Elizabeth Brake

Ritchie, Brendan
The Good Life
Supervisor:  Dennis McKerlie
PhD program at Harvard University

Vokey, Fred
Reclaiming Freedom: A Study in Nietzsche's Ethics and Philosophy of Action
Supervisor:  Mark Migotti

2003

Beaumier, Michel
Truth and Democracy: A Critique of Epistemic Theories of Deliberative Democracy
Supervisor:  Robert Ware

Rabanca, Bogdan
Arguing for Private Property: A Critique of Special Right-Based Arguments
Supervisor:  Robert Ware
Winner of the 2003 Governor General's Gold Medal for best Master's-level work at the University of Calgary.
PhD program at New York University (NYU)

Stewart, Brad
Social Obligations Towards the Homeless
Supervisor:  Brenda Baker

2002

Boyle, Shawna
Genetic Research: Why We Do It, Why We Should
Supervisor:  Marc Ereshefsky
MD program at the University of Calgary

Sarantis, Aristotle
Central Issues in Automatism
Supervisor:  Brenda Baker 
JD Received from the University of Toronto
Associate at Growlings Law Firm, Calgary 

Seaville, Victoria
Catholicism and Homosexuality
Supervisor:  Elizabeth Brake
PhD Received from University of Dalhousie.  Received SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

Chapman, Jonathan
Semantic and Pragmatic Elements in the Process of Understanding, A Non-Linear Approach
Supervisor:  Nicole Wyatt

2001

Flanagan, Jane
Expression in Abstract Art
Supervisor: John Heintz

Jackson, Todd
Music, Imagery, and Perception
Supervisor:  John Heintz

Bannard, Todd
Quantum Mechanics and Ontology
Supervisor:  C.B. Martin

Bui, Huy Quang
Quantification, Opacity and Modality
Supervisor:  Ali Kazmi

Nathoo, Al-Noor Nenshi
Rationalized Selfishness or Reasonable Skepticism? Objections to Singer and Unger on the Obligations of the Affluent
Supervisor:  Robert Ware
Executive Director, Provincial Health Ethics Network, Alberta

Lynch, Sterling
Romantic Longings, Moral Ideals, Democratic Priorities: On Richard Rorty's Use of the Distinction Between the Private and the Public
Supervisor:  Mark Migotti
PhD program at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Held Ralph Steinhauer Award of Distinction and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

Van Iersel, Eric
Beyond Supervenience: an Alternative Approach to the Mental-Physical Relation
Supervisor:  C.B. Martin

2000

Brennan, Frances
Another Look at Hart's Account of Wicked Legal Systems
Supervisor:  Brenda Baker
PhD program, McMaster University

Hodgson, Jeffrey
The Non-Identity Problem: The Failure Of The Rights And Person-Affecting
Supervisor:  Dennis McKerlie
PhD program, University of Alberta

Kovatcheva, Nevena
Account and Method in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
Supervisor:  John Baker

1999

Cherry, James
Psychological Empiricism
Supervisor:  C.B. Martin

Dolgetta, Speranza
Designing Genes: The Moral Permissibility of Germ Line Genetic Engineering
Supervisor:  John Baker
Recieved MD/PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary. Winner of CIHR Scriver and Boyd MD/PhD Studentship.
Medical Residency at University of Saskatoon

Habib, Allen
Justification, Reliability and the Parting Problem
Supervisor:  Ann Levey 
Received PhD from University of Arizona
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Calgary

Viney, Christine
The History of Catholic Sexual Morality
Supervisor:  Jack MacIntosh