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Dr. Brian M. Keenan Prize

A $1250.00 award for Canadian undergraduate students of Philosophy

Deadline for submission: May 15, 2014

Mission Statement: Students of Dr. Keenan have founded this award with a dual intention: first, to recognize Dr. Keenan's longstanding devotion to the importance and potential of ongoing philosophical education, inquiry and dialogue; and second, to provide recognition, reward and incentive for students who acknowledge and explore this potential, especially regarding the Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Law, and Social and Political Philosophy.

Submission requirements:

  • Minimum 2000 words
  • Maximum 5000 words
  • Papers should focus on either the Philosophy of History, the Philosophy of Law, or Social and Political Philosophy. Special consideration will be given to papers engaging with liberalism as a set of historical practices or conditions
  • Papers previously submitted as term papers or major assignments will be accepted
  • The successful candidate will be a student enrolled in an undergraduate program at a Canadian university or college

Please apply online at

Philosophy instructor Peter Raabe has released a new book, titled Philosophy’s Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy. It can be found on Amazon here:

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UFV Philosophy Instructor, Peter Raabe, recently presented his research at the 2nd World Humanities Forum in Korea. More information on Raabe's contribution to the forum can be found here!‌

Read Raabe's article on the importance of the Humanities here!

Congratulations to UFV Philosophy Instructor, Peter Raabe, for his recent presentation at the 4th Annual Humanities Therapy Conference and 11th Annual International Conference of Philosophical Practice in Chuncheon, Korea.

The 2011 translation of Peter's text Philosophical Counselling: Theory and Practice was chosen by the Korean National Academy of Sciences as one of the outstanding books of the year. This honour means that Peter's book will be purchased and distributed to universities, libraries, and research centres across Korea!

Full details on Peter's presentation at the conference, including photos, can be found here!

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