In May of 2013 the Windsor Philosophical Association (WPA) became the Windsor Philosophical (Arts) Association (WP(A)A): A recognized not for profit corporation and charitable organization in Ontario.
The idea behind this move was to create something like a community arts organization for philosophers within the greater Windsor region. To be sure this new status will expand our reach.
Our executive committee consists of the following people (alphabetically):
Jeff Noonan (Philosophy, University of Windsor)
Jeff Renaud (Philosophy, PhD in progress, University of Ottawa)
Grant Yocom (Philosophy, Oakland University, PhD in progress, Brock University)
To step up our game there are a number of events in the planning stages. Please follow this blog to keep up to date with all of the things on the horizon.
To contact the WP(A)A:
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.