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

19 January 2018 (12-2pm): WEBINAR - Information about STS Graduate Program

Webinar Information & Registration

11 January 2018 (12-2pm): OPEN HOUSE: Information about STS Graduate Program

Location: Bethune College Room 203, York University, Keele Campus
Open House Information & Registration

September 2017: There's a new call for papers (CfP) for the 4S open access journal Engaging STS called "A Moment for Post-Truth: What are the Implications for STS?" co-edited by STS faculty member Kean Birch and Johan Soderberg (Gothenburg University, Sweden), with Linsey McGoey (Essex, UK) as commentator. The CfP can be found here.

August 2017: STS faculty member Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep has just published his book The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War with MIT Press. It's received high praise from leading STS scholars like Donald MacKenzie, David Kaiser, and Peter Galison. For more, see here.

Dates and Deadlines

The deadline for 2018-2019 admissions is 14 February 2018. Details can be found here.
Jun
10
Sun
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
Mon
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
Thu
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.