The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Nicholas Duguay, BA student pursuing Honours in Philosophy and a Minor in Modern Chinese Language (Mandarin) and Culture, is among the recipients of a Concordia University Student Research Award (CUSRA).
His summer research project, "Empathy/Sympathy in Chinese Philosophy," will be supervised by Dr. Jing Hu. The project aims to show how the fundamental moral emotion of empathy/sympathy can produce and motivate altruistic behaviors reliably. The project will also demonstrate how empathy/sympathy can be extended to community members and beyond.
The CUSRA program provides funding to undergraduate students in the fine arts, social sciences, humanities, engineering and computer science, business disciplines, and natural and health sciences. The goal of the awards is to stimulate interest in research, participatory research, or research-creation work that will complement coursework and enhance preparation for graduate studies or research-related careers.