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November 2, 2016


Dear Dr B


In support of my application to transfer from the full-time PhD to the part-time PhD Flex format, i would like to confirm that, at this point, i am not in receipt of funding for the current academic year:

1. as a 6th-year student i am not eligible for the regular GA

2. the single OISE RDGA offered in the Fall 2016 semester with a faculty member from another department required qualifications that did not match my academic profile and experience

3. i have not been able to obtain a TA, internship, bursary from OISE or the wider University of Toronto community, or from an external funding agency

I also enclose a ROSI printout of my academic history, which indicates that the Department has approved my comprehensive examination (Winter 2014) and a thesis proposal titled "Ecosonance: Un-Colonising Love-of-Wisdom for a Philosophy of Profound Relatedness and Communication" (Summer 2014).

Subsequent to a year's leave of absence 2014-2015, i am moving at a good pace, as per the thesis outline, toward completing the thesis manuscript. I provided partial drafts of the Ecosonance concept chapter and an update of the first chapter rehashing the earlier "Conversing with Rorty" manuscript (May 2016) before going on leave of absence for the Summer 2016 semester.

Currently, i am proceeding with renewed ideas and presentation for the projected four chapters and preparing to apply for academic positions in the areas of educational and environmental philosophy, applied ethics/philosophy, and similar.

I would appreciate the Department's strong support for the requested transfer, which will significantly alleviate my financial responsibilities, to allow me to devote my full attention to thesis research and (re-)writing and, in addition, building as much as possible my job application portfolio.

To that effect, i also enclose a letter from Accessibility Services supporting an alleviated part-time format based on medical documentation.











World Ethics 1101


What do we mean by:

Ethics    =             the study of right/wrong thinking and acting

                           Metaethics – where do our ethical principles come from, how and why?

                 Normative  – what should our moral standards be?

                           Applied       – what are the answers re Animal Rights, Environment, Capital Punishment…

World    =           space of physical as well as mental/emotional/spiritual being

                          NB! “space” in philosophically-minded theorizing -  – ANYthing at all J

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