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Nicholas Duguay Wins National Brian Keenan Prize; Eleanor Hamilton Makes Shortlist

November 29, 2021

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Nicholas Duguay, BA Honours in Philosophy student, is the winner of the 2021-22 Brian M. Keenan Prize for his essay titled "The Problem of Stability: A Case for Civic Friendship in the Rawlsian Society."

The Keenan Prize is an annual independent $1,500 cash prize that awards Canadian undergraduate papers on the topics of social and political philosophy, philosophy of history and philosophy of law. The prize is in honour of Dr. Brian M. Keenan who was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Winnipeg for 37 years before retiring in 2009.

Another Concordia BA student, Eleanor Hamilton, pursuing a Major in Community, Public Affairs and Policy Studies and a Minor in Philosophy, was among the shortlist for The Keenan Prize for her essay titled "Putting the Judge in Prejudice."

Nicholas Duguay's essay was written in the context of PHIL 440 - Advanced Political Philosophy on Rawls's Theory of Justice with Dr. Pablo Gilabert. Eleanor Hamilton's essay was written in the context of PHIL 241 - Philosophy of Human Rights with Dr. Katharina Nieswandt.

Congratulations to the two Concordia students for national recognition of their outstanding philosophical essays!

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