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.
Jul
15
Fri
Academic Petitions
Jul 15 all-day

Academic Petitions—Deadline to submit change of status for Fall [F16] term

Jul
22
Fri
Oral Defence
Jul 22 all-day

Doctoral oral defence—Deadline for the Office of the Dean, Graduate studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from the graduate program directors for doctoral students expected to fulfill all Doctor of Philosophy requirements for October 2016 convocation.

Jul
29
Fri
Oral Examination
Jul 29 all-day

Deadline for the Office of the Dean, Graduate studies to receive recommendations for Oral examination from the graduate program directors for master’s students expected to fulfill all requirements for October 2016 convocation