Evan Thompson, a leading contributor to philosophy of mind and cognitive science at the University of Toronto, has accepted a senior offer from the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, effective July 1, 2013. That's a quite major appointment for UBC, which will likely establish it as the top department in Canada in these areas (where Thompson will join Murat Aydede and Eric Margolis, among others), as well as one of the leading programs in North America in these fields.
UPDATE: Professor Thompson writes that, in addition to philosophy of mind and cognitive science, "I am increasingly doing work in cross-cultural philosophy, with a focus on bringing Indian philosophy into active exchange with philosophy of mind and cognitive science. So I'll also be working to build bridges between Philosophy and Asian Studies at UBC. And I'm excited to be joining a department where there is a strong presence in history and philosophy of science, as well as early 20th century European philosophy, which dovetails with my work on the Phenomenological tradition."