Student Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Philosophy Students

Submissions are now being accepted for the Dr. Brian M. Keenan Prize, a national scholarship that seeks to honour Dr. Brian Keenan's commitment to philosophical education and to motivate and support post-secondary philosophic inquiry. The $1,250 scholarship is available to undergraduate students attending a Candian university or college. This year's prize will be awarded to a candidate who submits a paper of no more than 5000 words in the area of Philosophy of History, Law, or Social and Political Philosophy.

Deadline for submission is May 15, 2013. The prize winner will be announced on October 1, 2013. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, visit or contact

Volunteer Collaborators

The Figure/Ground Communication (, a interdisciplinary website at the intersection of Media Studies, Philosophy and Education, is looking for volunteer collaborators to: 1) help with the expansion of the site into the largest repository of scholarly interviews on the web (past interviewees include Eric McLuhan, Noam Chomsky and Simon Critchley, among other luminaries), and 2) launch/coordinate our student-led scholarly magazine, to be launch in early 2013.  

Duties include conducting and transcribing interviews with notable professors; researching conferences and calls for papers to publish to site; offering ideas for expansion of site; managing blog posts and reader contributions; and assisting with general editorial tasks. Senior undergraduates and graduate students may apply. All positions are unpaid, but collaborators will receive a profile on the site, full recognition for projects undertaken, and a letter of reference. Please submit resume to  

For more information about our project, download Laureano Ralon's feature article, "Figure/Ground Communication: The Meaning of Meaning is Relationship," published by the University of Southern California's International Journal of Communication:

UFV Work Study Opportunities

UFV Work Study and other student jobs are updated and posted regularly on the Philosophy bulletin board in the Philosophy & Political Science wing on the UFV Abbotsford Campus (Third floor, D building).For more information on current student work and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Philosophy Department Assistant at (604)557-4035 or via email at

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