Our Program

Science & Technology Studies offers an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the critical role of science and technology, both past and present. Research in the field applies the methods and theories of the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies to the examination of technology and scientific knowledge and practice.

Science & Technology Studies is particularly well positioned to provide analytical, critical and historically informed insight to complex questions regarding science, health and engineering policy, intellectual property, expertise, ethics, and the public understanding of science. This field contributes to timely debates that bridge the academy and the world beyond it with a dexterity that is more difficult to achieve from within the traditional disciplines.

News & Events

Poster containing the title, due date and call for papers for the 2016 graduate student conference at York

The second annual Binocular Graduate Conference was co-hosted by York STS and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto.

Keynote address by Max Liboiron, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Environmental Studies at Memorial University, NL.


Dates and Deadlines

Our Application Deadline has passed. Our next deadline, for the 2017-18 admissions cycle, will be January 11, 2017.
Labour Day
Sep 5 all-day

Holiday—Labour Day—university closed

Classes start
Sep 8 all-day

[F16] term and Fall/Winter [Y] term classes begin

CUPE Professional Development Fund (PDF) deadline
Sep 10 all-day

The Professional Development Fund provides funding to members in all Units to support them in attending and presenting at conferences, and with other professional development expenses.

A total of $125,000 is allocated to this fund for purposes such as assisting new employees (priority to those within first two years of employment) develop professional competence and ability, to  assist employees in upgrading professional qualifications, and to help cover some of the expenses associated with presenting at conferences (airfare, hotels and such). The PDF does not cover capital costs such as equipment, software, stationary, and books, but does cover conference funding, professional development such as fees for courses/programmes/workshops.