LU Grad On His Way to Harvard

Philosophy Department alumni, Michael Poirier (HBA 2018, MBA 2019), has been admitted to Harvard Law School for Fall 2022. Congratulations, Michael!

Dr. Todd Dufresne Publishes New Book Examining Climate Change

The Democracy of Suffering: Life on the Edge of Catastrophe, Philosophy in the Anthropocene (McGill-Queen's UP, October 2019) by Dr. Todd Dufresne, Department of Philosophy, will be released this year. Noted famous American environmental activist, Bill McKibben writes "This is a very fine book: philosophy perfectly attuned to our precise -- and unique -- moment, a moment when our species became suddenly very big indeed."

Dufresne publication photo book jacket The Democracy of Suffering

New Book Release for Dr. Todd Dufresne

Read more about Dr. Dufresne's latest publication here.

Philosophy Winter Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 2 is available online ... Philosophy reunion great success, a night of philosophy and performance that was not to be missed.

Dr. Jason Blahuta Publishes New Book

Congratulations to Dr. Blahuta on his publication of Fortune and the Dao: A Comparative Study of Machiavelli, the Daodejing, and the Han Feizi. Read more about this in the first issue of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Newsletter (Volume 1, Winter 2016).

Philosophy Fall Newsletter

Volume 2 Issue 1 is available online … meet our contract lecturers, in print!

Philosophy Winter Newsletter

Volume 2, Issue 2 is available online … read about recent events, and Westworld.

Memorial Service for Heather Saaltink

A memorial service for Heather Saaltink will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm at the Avila Chapel at Lakehead University on Reaume Street.  Following the service, there will be an informal gathering at "The Study", which is located on the main campus, commencing at 8:00 pm.

All those who knew Heather are welcome to attend in celebration of Heather's life. In honouring Heather, it is asked that if you would like to share your thoughts and memories at this time, please email them to the Philosophy Department in care of to the Attention of Dr. Sacchetti-Dufresne.

Heather was a First Class Honours student in Philosophy, maintaining an A average, which is all the more impressive in light of her athletic activities. She was a strong and independent thinker interested <div">in Feminist philosophy, and a well-rounded human being who balanced work with play and made the very most of her university experience at Lakehead. Heather was a beautiful person, inside and out, and will be sorely missed by everyone lucky enough to have known her - including her professors in Philosophy and Women's Studies. 

A Heather Saaltink Memorial Award has been established and donations are being accepted by the Office of University Advancement or at the service.

Please feel free to pass on this information to others you know would like to contribute or attend.

Heather Saaltink Memorial Award, Recipient Rheanna Geisel

Heather Saaltink was a student athlete and Philosophy major who passed away in 2008 as the result of a motor vehicle accident when her car was struck by an impaired driver. Heather's memory is honoured annually to "a 4th year student athlete, who is active at the Varsity or club level and demonstrates a commitment to environmental protection and social justice, inspiring others to make a difference." Congratulations to Rheanna Geisel LU Women's Varsity Volleyball Team middle blocker. Read more about this in the Winter issue of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Newsletter (Winter 2017).

Dr. Todd Dufresne Publishes New Book

This is a new translation of Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents. It is the third and last in a series of Freud's philosophical works that Dr. Dufresne has edited. Read more about this in the Fall issue of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Newsletter (Volume 2, Fall 2016).