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Dr. Laura Westra (1991 - 1999)

Dr. Laura Westra received her BA from York University (1977) and MA and PhD from the University of Toronto (1983). Because of her considerable previous teaching experience (Lakehead University, University of Toledo), she was hired at the associate professor level at the University of Windsor in 1991 and promoted to full professor in 1997. Professor Westra’s main teaching interests were in Greek philosophy and applied ethics, with a concentration in environmental philosophy and ethics.

Among her publications during her Windsor years are Freedom in Plotinus (1990), and Living in Integrity: Toward a Global Ethic to Restore a Fragmented Earth (1998).

After retiring from the Windsor philosophy department in 1999, Dr Westra had a one-year appointment at Sarah Lawrence College (NY) before she returned to Canada to earn a doctorate in law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto (2005).

She is now a sometime sessional instructor at the University of Parma and the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law. Professor Westra recommends the following website for those interested in following her current research interests: