At the Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony held on April 24th at the Faculty Club, the Business Officer of the Department of Classics, Ann-Marie Matti, received the Distinguished Service Award from David Cameron, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science.
This is a tremendous recognition of the invaluable work that Ann-Marie, known to generations of students and faculty, continues to carry out for the Department. Only one such award is given out each year within the whole Faculty.
The department, faculty, students, and staff, join in congratulating Ann-Marie and in offering thanks for her professionalism, commitment to our mission, and humour.
Read more about Ann-Marie Matti in this summer’s departmental newsletter.
At the Awards ceremony, from the left: Christer Bruun (Chair), Ann-Marie Matti (Business Officer), Chiara Graf (Past President of GCCU, our graduate student association), Erik Gunderson (Associate Chair)
Another successful academic year comes to a close. For those who weren’t able to join us at our End-of-Term Party, click below for a full photo recap.
Chiara Graf is one of three incoming doctoral candidates who will hold Chancellor Henry N.R. Jackman Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities at the Jackman Humanities Institute in 2019-2020. She will be working to complete her dissertation that addresses the annual theme of “Strange Weather”. Read more about it here.
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.
Mark your calendars and join us for our upcoming Graduate Student Association organized conference April 19-20, 2019. Click below for more information and the conference schedule.
Classics In The Anthropocene
Profs. Ben Akrigg, Katherine Blouin and Victoria Wohl are among the 2019-2020 JHI Faculty Research Fellows. Read more about their proposed projects in relation to the annual theme for 2019-2020, “Strange Weather”.
The Department’s annual End-of-Term Party for faculty, staff, and graduate students will be held on Friday, April 5th from 4:00pm-6:00pm in Room LI 205.
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!
For more info on the Classics Students’ Union, click here.
This semester’s Lit/Phil seminar series will be starting up on February 26th, the first Thursday after Reading Week. In addition to various presenters from U of T classics, Professors Sergio Casali and Fabio Stok will be joining us this semester from Rome. See the full schedule below.