STS Graduate Students' Association

What is STS GSA?

The Science & Technology Studies Graduate Student Association (STS GSA) represents all graduate students registered in the STS program. The STS GSA supports the educational needs and provides social activities for the graduate students. The STS GSA organizes the annual STS graduate student conference and supports other STS academic activities.It holds several meetings over the academic year to address studentsinterests and concerns. Members elect an executive and appoint representatives to various committees.

We welcome new and returning students to get involved by participating in the GSA sponsored events, holding elected positions and volunteering to help on committees and at events.

Positions, Election & Constitution

STS GSA Executive Committee Representatives, Council Representatives and Committee Chairs are elected by September 30 every year, with an election held after incoming students have been oriented.


  • President (or 2 Co-Presidents):
    Organizes and oversees meetings.
    Communicates with GSA officers, general membership and program executive.
  • Treasurer / Secretary:
    Manages the STS GSA
    Records and distributes meetings’ minutes.
  • MA Representative to the program executive:
    Represents the MA students to the STS program executive.
  • PhD Representative to the program executive:
    Represents the PhD students to the STS program executive.
  • 2 STS Representatives to the York GSA / Councillors:
    Represent the STS GSA at the monthly York University Graduate Students Association.
  • Graduate Conference Chair:
    Plans and organizes the graduate student conference.

STS GSA Executive 2017-18Link to PDF Document

Constitution (updated Fall 2017)Link to PDF Document

STS Graduate Conference

Since 2011, the graduate students in Science & Technology Studies have organized an annual graduate student conference. While the annual conference theme changes, the topics generally reflect the nature of our program and the work it nurtures. The conference is normally held in the spring.

This year’s conference, themed “Looking at Junk” (April 29-30, 2016) is for the second year in a row a collaboration with the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto.

Past conference themes and programs: