Philosophy prof appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

William Seager
Professor Emeritus William Seager has been appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

William Seager may be retired, but he doesn’t plan on stopping his life’s work anytime soon.

Seager, a professor emeritus in the department of philosophy at U of T Scarborough, was recently appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – a prestigious distinction given to the country’s most distinguished scholars, artists and scientists.

“It is a great honour to have become a fellow,” says Seager, whose research focuses on the philosophy of mind, especially consciousness. He also does work in metaphysics, philosophy of science and early modern thought. 

“As a retired professor it is wonderful to have one's work recognized by such an esteemed body. And since I don't intend to give up my research life, it is also provides some compelling motivation for my continued philosophical pursuits.”

Seager joins thirteen other faculty from across U of T appointed as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada this year.

“The University of Toronto congratulates these extraordinary researchers on this important recognition of their dedication, leadership and impact,” says Leah Cowen, U of T’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives. 

“Across a diverse array of disciplines, they are addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges – and their contributions to their respective fields continue to break new ground.”