David Dick (1979-2022) | We every day


david dickassociate professor of philosophy at the University of Calgary, has passed away.

In addition to his appointment in the Department of Philosophy in Calgary, Professor Dick was also a member of the Canadian Center for Advanced Leadership in Business at the Haskayne School of Business. Previously, he was the Calgary Business Ethics Chair. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 2009 and was an undergraduate student at the University of Utah.

Professor Dick’s research has focused on issues related to ethics and money, including issues of justice and the distribution of wealth, individual ethics of wealth and charity, and questions about the nature of money. You can browse some of his academic writings here. He developed an innovative and popular undergraduate course on the philosophy of money, and in 2015 was the first recipient of the University of Calgary’s highest teaching honor, the McCaig Teaching Award. – Killam. In addition to his research and teaching, Dick engaged in a significant amount of work in front of the publicpresenting the philosophy in a variety of mainstream media and serving as a coordinator for the Integrity Network, a working group of ethics professionals from the corporate, academic, and nonprofit sectors. In 2017, he was named one of Avenue Magazineit is Top 40 under 40.

Calgary Department of Philosophy chair Nicole Wyatt writes, “David was a much-loved and respected colleague who was always kind and generous with his time. His enthusiasm for teaching and for philosophy was evident to all who spent time with him, as was his genuine affection for his students and colleagues. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues at UCalgary in the Department of Philosophy and CCAL, as well as those in the Faculty of Arts and the Haskayne School of Business.


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