Sunday, August 24, 2008

Undergraduate Jehangir Saleh speaks @ Mansfield College

Jehangir Saleh, a very philosophical 4th year Ryerson student, recently was selected to give a paper at an interdisciplinary conference at Mansfield College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom.

The conference took place July 9-12, 2008, was entitled “Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease,” had only 32 delegates (so was quite select) hailing from the fields of medicine, health sciences, sociology, philosophy, english literature, social work and nursing.

Jehangir gave a paper called “Toward an Alternative Way of Encountering Chronic Illness” which drew upon phenomenology in general, and Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy in particular, but that also involved much original thought. We hear that the paper was extremely well received (to the point that Jehangir was mistaken by some for a Ph.D. student!).

Here’s a picture of Jehangir in Oxford, doing his stuff.

Congratulations Jehangir!


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