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 is 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.

For more information, including the call for papers, go to the conference website. Abstracts due March 11, 2016.


Dates and Deadlines

Our First Round Application Deadline has passed. However we may still have room in the program. If you are interested in applying for our MA or PhD degree programs, please contact the Graduate Program Director Aryn Martin at aryn@yorku.ca.
Convocation starts
Jun 17 all-day

June 2016 Convocation starts

Young Amautas of the Americas
Jun 17 all-day

Youth Summer Program of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC)

Theme: “Art and Activism in the Americas”
York University, July 18-22/2016

The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) invites youth from the GTA and beyond to its first student summer program, Young Amautas of the Americas. CERLAC is a York University-based hub for inter- and multidisciplinary research on Latin America and the Caribbean, their diasporas, and their relations with Canada and the rest of the world.

Young Amautas of the Americas, CERLAC’s Youth Summer Program, will guide thirty (30) students, between 14-18 years of age, through an interdisciplinary educational process. Youth will participate in daily activities including art, dance, creative writing, sports, music, trips, and workshops. The curriculum will help students to collectively evaluate the historical and contemporary development of Latin America and the Caribbean and the influence of the regions on new generations of youth. It seeks to inspire Latin American and Caribbean youth to pursue post-secondary education. Professors and students from CERLAC and York University, as well as teachers, partners, and parents from the community will contribute to this new learning experience.

The program will run from July 18–22, 2016, from 9.00am - 3.30pm each day.  There is no cost to the 30 youth who will be selected to participate. Meals (breakfast and lunch) as well as transportation (bus tickets) will be provided. This student summer program will be held at CERLAC, Keele Campus (York University). The Application Deadline is Friday, June 17, 2016.

Application Form


Abubacar Fofana León, “Young Amautas of the Americas”, Summer Program Director, York University
Camila Bonifaz, Coordinator, Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York U
4700 Keele St.
825 Kaneff Tower
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
(416) 736-2100, ext 5523
Email: youngamautas@gmail.com

Convocation ends
Jun 25 all-day

June 2016 Convocation ends