Philosophy professor named master of Vanier College

Professor Stanley Tweyman has been appointed master of Vanier College for a five-year term commencing July 1. The appointment was announced by Robert Tiffin, York vice-president students.

Right: Stanley Tweyman

Tweyman, who began teaching full-time at York University in 1971, became a Fellow of Vanier College in 1975. He served as Chair of Glendon’s Philosophy Department for 23 years, during which time he also served three consecutive terms as director of the Graduate Philosophy Program.

Tweyman has served as an academic adviser at Vanier College, and is currently academic adviser at Winters College. He has served on a number of academic committees at York and acted as a juror for a variety of external awards programs.  

A prolific author, Tweyman has published 25 books (authored or edited) and more than 40 articles. He is the founder and editor of Studies in Early Modern Philosophy and the general editor of the Routledge Philosophy In Focus Series. He has organized sessions at international scholarly conferences and has spoken at two World Congresses in Philosophy and at special commemorative international conferences on René Descartes, David Hume and George Berkeley.