The WPA began as an informal alumni society for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor. Shortly after the inception of the WPA it became a loose knit association of alumni from the department of philosophy, philosophers located in Windsor, and generally friends of philosophy within the region. This more general association was intended to be an open group that supports the development of a critical community of the philosophically minded within the region. The WPA supported both student and independent scholarship and encourages philosophers to bring their research beyond the bounds of the university and into the public sphere.
In May of 2013, the WPA transformed again into the WP(A)A, a registered Non-Profit Corporation and Charitable Organization in Ontario. The notion behind this latest transformation is to establish a non-profit artist organization (akin to Artcite, Windsor) dedicated to supporting independent philosophical scholarship and philosophers intervention events within the greater Windsor region.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


The Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor Presents Its 7th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

Call for Papers

All graduate students interested in participating are invited to submit a ten-to-twelve page paper (with 250 word abstract) for a twenty-minute presentation. Contributions from any area of philosophy are welcome. Submissions should be received no later than
January 21th, 2011. Abstracts and papers and any questions should be submitted to:

Submissions should be prepared for blind review.  All identifying and contact information must be in the email with the abstract and paper attached. The conference will be held Saturday April 2nd, 2011 in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall, at the University of Windsor.

Note: Several monetary prizes will be awarded based on best paper and/or presentation, as well as the Stan Cunningham Prize for Public Philosophy* (see below).  There will also be travel bursaries to help offset costs for scholars traversing the greatest distance (i.e. outside Ontario/Michigan).  In total, over $1000.00 is available to graduate students selected to present their papers at our conference.

The conference begins on the evening of Friday, April 1st, where there will be a keynote address by Associate Professor of Philosophy:

Bettina Bergo
(University of Montréal)

Made Possible By:

The University of Windsor
The Humanities Research Group

With special thanks to:
Dr. Guarini, Research Leadership Chair, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Dr. Rossini and Ms. Yvette Bulmer of the Humanities Research Group (HRG)
Dr. Neculau, Dr. Noonan, and the entire University of Windsor Department of Philosophy
Grant Yocom, *see <windsorphilosophy.blogspot.com> for Cunningham Prize details

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