Welcome! The University
of Saskatchewan Philosophy Course Union
will be hosting the sixth annual Prairie Provinces Undergraduate Philosophy
The conference will be held on the weekend of
January 19th, 20th, 21st, 2007. It will feature student paper presentations
(followed by question and answer periods), and keynote addresses by Dr. Peter
Alward and Dr. Cheryl Misak (followed by a wine and cheese reception).
in and registration will be done outside Saint Thomas Moore (STM) Room
140. This is also the room the keynote speakers will be
presenting their papers. Student presentations will be held in
Commerce 103 and 116; and the breakfasts and lunch provided will be in
For a general PPUPA schedule Click Here.
For a schedule of student presentations at PPUPA Click Here.
Attendees must pre-register by filling out our online
registration form (Click Here!). A registration fee of $15 will be due upon
Attendees will be provided with stimulating presentations
and discussion, some free meals, and can be billetted upon request (please note
on registration form, billeting space is extremely limited so first registered
Our keynote speakers:
Dr. Cheryl Misak from the University of Toronto will give the first keynote address on Friday evening at 7pm in STM 140. She
is a Full Professor at the U of T and a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada. She is also the Vice-Principal,
Academic and Dean, of the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Her research interests
include: Pragmatism, especially the work of C.S. Peirce; epistemology; and
moral philosophy. Her major publications
include: Truth, Politics, Morality (2000); Truth and the End of Inquiry (1990,
second expanded edition 2004), and; Verificationism: Its History and Prospects
Dr. Peter Alward from the University of Lethbridge will give the second keynote address on Saturday evening at 7pm in STM 140. He is an Associate Professor at U of L, where he has been teaching
since 2000. He received an M.A. from Dalhousie University in 1991 and a Ph.D. from the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill in
1998. He has published on issues in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of
mind, metaphysics, and aesthetics. He is currently finishing off a book on the
philosophy of fiction. His talk will be on fictional truth.