John Vervaeke is an Assistant Professor, in the teaching stream. He
has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 1994. He
currently teaches courses in the Cognitive Science program including
Introduction to Cognitive Science, and the Cognitive Science of
Consciousness; courses in the Psychology department on thinking
and reasoning with an emphasis on insight problem solving,
cognitive development with an emphasis on the dynamical nature of
development, and higher cognitive processes with an emphasis on
intelligence, rationality, mindfulness, and the Psychology of wisdom.

He also teaches a course in the Buddhism, Psychology and Mental
Health program on Buddhism and Cognitive Science. He has won and
been nominated for several teaching awards including the 2001
Students’ Administrative Council and Association of Part-time
Undergraduate Students Teaching Award for the Humanities, and the
2012 Ranjini Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award. He has published
articles on relevance realization, general intelligence, mindfulness,
metaphor, and wisdom. His abiding passion is to address the
meaning crisis that besets western culture.

E-mail: [email protected]

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