UofT “Classics and Ancient History” ranked no. 13 in the world

The Department of Classics on the St. George campus together with our Classicist and Ancient History colleagues at UTM and UTSC were awarded spot no. 13 in the recent QS World University Ranking. Place no. 1 is held by the Sapienza University of Rome.

We are among the most successful fields in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the U of T; our colleagues in many other departments are doing very well too.

Among the first fifty programs in Classics and Ancient History, the University of Toronto was the only one from Canada. Eleven institutions from the US were ranked; five just above the U of T and six lower down.

QS World University Ranking is one of the four or five international rankings that are published every year. Often rankings are not field-specific.

Dr. Marion Durand (PhD 2018) hired by Oxford University

We are immensely proud that Dr. Marion Durand, currently a Lecturer in the Department of Classics, has been hired by Oxford University as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy and Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College, and Associate College Lecturer at St John’s College.

Marion defended her PhD thesis, “Language and Reality: Stoic Semantics Reconstructed”, in June 2018. Throughout her time at the UofT, she has been an active member of CPAMP, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (her supervisor was Brad Inwood). Not only that, she is a former President of our Graduate Classics Course Union (GCCU) and she was a member of the Committee that organized the 2015 annual conference of the Classical Association of Canada.

The Department wishes Dr. Durand best of success in her new and exciting environment!