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.


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

The STS Graduate students (together with the University of Toronto IHPST Grads) are hosting the 3rd Annual Binocular Conference on the theme "Environments of Science". It will be April 20 and 21 and the Keynote speaker is Jennifer Light (MIT). You can find the CFP, and other details here: https://binocular2017.wordpress.com/call-for-papers-environments-of-science/. This event is open to everyone, not just students.

Following the Binocular Conference, STS students are host to another annual event, the NESTS (North East STS network) meeting. If you are a graduate student of STS from anywhere, you may wish to attend. More here: https://nestsconference.wordpress.com/2017-toronto/.

STS Seminar Series 2016-17

Dates and Deadlines

Our deadline for the 2017-18 admissions cycle has passed. However we may still have spaces for September 2017. If you are interested, please contact gpdsts@yorku.ca.
Jun
10
Sat
CUPE Professional Development Fund (PDF) deadline
Jun 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.

Sep
10
Sun
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.

Jan
10
Wed
CUPE Professional Development Fund (PDF) deadline
Jan 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.