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 students’ interests 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. Constitution (updated Fall 2017).
- President (or 2 Co-Presidents):
Organizes and oversees meetings.
Communicates with GSA officers, general membership and program executive.
- Treasurer / Secretary:
Manages the STS GSA finances.
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 2019-20
- President – Dayna Jeffrey
- Secretary-Treasurer – Angela Cope
- MA Graduate Executive Committee Rep – Ryan Collis
- PhD Graduate Executive Committee Rep – Michael Laurentius
- 2 x YUGSA Counsellors – Ryan Collis and Catherine Duchastel de Montrouge
- Graduate Conference Co-Chairs – Anthony Nairn and Chandni Vadhavana
- Workshop and Events Coordinator – Aftab Mirzaei
- CUPE 3903 Steward – Catherine Duchastel de Montrouge
- FGS Council Rep – TBD
STS Graduate Conference
Since 2011, the graduate students in the Science & Technology Studies graduate program 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.
Current Conference Theme & Call for Papers
- 2019 (In)visibilities - 5th Binocular Conference with the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at University of Toronto
Past Conference Themes & Programs
- 2018 Chimerizations - 4th Binocular Conference with IHPST at University of Toronto
- 2017 Environments of Science - 3rd Binocular Conference with IHPST at University of Toronto
- 2016 Looking at Junk - 2nd Binocular Conference with IHPST at University of Toronto
- 2015, Working Science and Technology - 1st Binocular Conference with IHPST at University of Toronto
- 2014, Localities
- 2013, Materials and Methods
- 2012, Generative Figurations
- 2011, Apparatuses, Matter, Materialities