News in brief

Management of stress in the workplace – revised policy

The University’s policy on management of stress in the workplace has recently undergone extensive review in consultation with key partners across the institution. This policy is just one element of the measures UofG has in place to help us ensure we understand how to minimise work-related stress and support those experiencing it, and their managers.

• The policy can be read here


University lecturer wins prestigious Philosophy prize

Dr Mona Simion, lecturer in Philosophy at the College of Arts, has won The 2021 Young Epistemologist Prize for her paper ‘Resistance to Evidence and the Duty to Believe’. The prize if the most prestigious worldwide in epistemology, the philosophy of knowledge.

Dr Simion is Deputy Director of the University’s COGITO Epistemology Research Centre, and PI on a major ERC-funded research project, entitled ‘KnowledgeLab: Knowledge-First Social Epistemology.’

Dr. Simion said: “I am extremely happy and grateful for this great honour. I'm also very thankful for all the great feedback that I got on this paper form my colleagues in the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre, I could not have done it without them.”

Professor Roibeard O Maolalaigh, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Arts, said: “I want to offer my warmest congratulations on behalf of the College of Arts to Dr Simion on winning the 2021 Young Epistemologist Prize. The award of this prestigious prize endorses the high quality of Dr Simion’s research and excellence in her field of study.”

The Young Epistemologist Prize, made biennially, aims to identify the highest quality essay in the area over a two-year span for epistemologists within 6 years of their PhD.  The winning paper is always presented at the Rutgers Epistemology Conference (May 2022) and published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, one of leading journals Philosophy.  

Ovarian Cancer Month

March is Ovarian Cancer Month. Although it is a relatively uncommon type of cancer, being aware of the signs, which include lower abdominal pain, could be a lifesaver.

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First published: 1 March 2021