David Dick Obituary, Death – David Dick, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Calgary, died. Professor Dick was a Fellow in the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business at the Haskayne School of Business in addition to his position as a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary. He was employed at the Haskayne School of Business. He previously served as the Chair of Business Ethics at the University of Calgary. In the years preceding his graduation from the University of Michigan’s Doctoral program in 2009, he had previously attended the University of Utah as an undergraduate student.
Professor Dick’s research was primarily concerned with issues of justice and equitable wealth distribution, individual ethics of wealth and charitable giving, and questions about the very nature of money itself. While you’re here, you’re welcome to read some of his scholarly work. The University of Calgary’s highest teaching honor, the McCaig-Killam Teaching Award, was bestowed upon him in 2015 in recognition of his innovative and well-received undergraduate course on the Philosophy of Money, making him the first person in the institution’s history to receive the award. In addition to teaching and research, Dick did a lot of work for the general public. He also served as the executive director of the Integrity Network, a working group of ethics professionals from business, academia, and non-profit organizations.
This network broadcasts philosophy through a variety of mainstream media outlets, and he also does so. Avenue Magazine named him one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2017. This honor was bestowed upon him. In an email, Nicole Wyatt, chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, said, “David was a much loved and respected colleague who was always kind and generous with his time.” “David was a well-liked and popular coworker.” Anyone who spent even a short time with him could not help but notice his genuine love for both his students and colleagues, as well as his enthusiasm for philosophy and teaching. His colleagues at the University of Calgary, including those in the Department of Philosophy and CCAL, as well as those in the Faculty of Arts and the Haskayne School of Business, will miss him greatly.