Huron University Philosophy Research Conference


Keynote Speaker: Paul Thagard

Paul Thagard, PhD, is a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author of many interdisciplinary books. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Association for Psychological Science. The Canada Council awarded him a Molson Prize (2007) and a Killam Prize (2013).

Paul Thagard’s Treatise on Mind and Society will be published by Oxford University Press in February, 2019.

Our annual Undergraduate Research Conference took place on March, 25th, 2019 at Huron University, London, Ontario.

Why participate in a research conference?

  • Undergraduate research conferences are the perfect opportunity for students who wish to go onto graduate school or have a deep interest in philosophy

  • Our conference will provide participants with a welcoming academic community where students can practice articulating research, harness your research skills, and learn from faculty members on how to improve these skills

  • Every year we invite a keynote speaker who’s work has been influential in contemporary philosophy. This opportunity provides undergraduates with the chance to interact and learn from philosophers at the highest levels in academia

Application info for March, 2020 Conference

Eligible participants

  • Our conference is open to all undergraduate students

  • No specific academic background is required

  • The Huron Philosophy Society will not be able to reimburse any travel expenses for chosen participants and their advisers outside of the London area. We consider ALL papers from ALL students

  • Papers must have a philosophical focus or question but they can be about any area of research

Abstracts (optional)

  • Abstracts are due February, 21st, 2020

  • Please provide your full name, school currently attending, year of study (freshman etc), and contact information

  • All submissions must be sent to:

Papers Due

Papers are due: March 8th
Length: 2500 words max (10 pages)

Chosen Participants

  • Students who are chosen will be notified by email. This announcement will be made no later than Mid-March 2020.

  • Chosen students will be given the opportunity to present their research in a 15-20 minute speech along with a Q/A

  • More information will be given in the outgoing emails.