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.
Our Students win scholarships!
Since the program began in 2009, 70 % of our PhD students have received external funding to support their studies from varied sources such as: SSHRC, OGS, Vanier, Trillium, Elia, Colciencias (Colombia), Tubitak (Turkey), NASA and Enbridge.
News & Events
01 November 2019 Congratulations to Peggy Chiappetta
Congratulations to Peggy for passing her PhD defence this week!
20 September 2019 Congratulations to Our Recent MA Graduates
Congratulations! And all the best for the future!
- Clarence Hatton-Proulx (MA 2019)
- Edmund Konroyd-Bolden (MA 2019)
- Hannah McElderry (MA 2019)
- Laura Farkas (MA 2019)
- Taracad Venkatachalam (MA 2019)
- Andre Williams (MA 2019)
- Susan Tarnow (MA 2019)
Dates and Deadlines
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.