Every year, the philosophy department at the University of Toronto (Saint George Campus) hosts a Philosophy Research Conference for undergraduates to showcase top work at the university. This year's conference will feature 15-20 student talks, as well as a keynote presentation by Professor Samantha Brennan of the University of Guelph.

The conference will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on April 6th and 7th, 2018 at the Jackman Humanities Building at the University of Toronto Saint George campus. 

In addition, the conference will also involve the launch of the 19th edition of Noēsis and will feature talks by this year's published authors and the journal's editorial board.

Applications are now open for speakers at the conference. If your paper is selected, you will be able to present your work in front of professors, your peers, and even visiting scholars. Not only does that look great on a resume (or a grad school application), but it will give you the opportunity to hone your skills as a speaker and a scholar. The conference is one of the best ways for undergraduates to get their work recognized, and meet exciting philosophers from other universities.



Students interested in submitting a paper should anticipate a 20 minute presentation time at the conference, which includes both the talk itself and an informal question period of about 5 minutes

The deadline to submit a paper for the conference is March 9th, 2018 at midnight. Submissions can be uploaded below or sent to our email address at

Requirements to submit to the Undergraduate Research Conference are as follows:

  • You are an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto.
  • You are available to present in person at the conference at the University of Toronto Saint George campus on either April 6th or April 7th between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Your paper is on a philosophical topic or else contains substantive philosophical content or methodology (for example, a paper approaching economic theories of rationality from a philosophical perspective).
  • Your paper contains original philosophical work and has received an A-range grade.
  • Your paper is prepared for blind review (see our document, "Preparing for Blind Review" for more information).
  • Your paper is under 2,500 words long.
  • Your paper is a .pdf, .doc, or .docx file.

In addition, please include the following information on a separate cover page:

  • Your full name
  • The title of the submitted paper
  • The word count of the paper
  • Your Major and year of study.
  • An email address where we can reach you

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or fill out the contact form.

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