Science & Technology Studies offers an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the critical role of science and technology in society, 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 nuance that is often difficult to achieve from within 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
** Upcoming Event: 7 February STS Futures Symposium **
The STS Graduate Program is holding a symposium on STS Futures on 7th February at York University. Speakers include Sheila Jasanoff, Ulrike Felt, Joan Fujimura, Banu Subramaniam, Sergio Sismondo, Yves Gingras, Kelly Bronson, Alessandro Delfanti, Patrik Keilty, Raquel Velho, Orit Halpern, William Turkel, and Jonathan Roberge. Organizing committee chaired by Denielle Elliott.
13 January 2020 Toronto Star Opinion
Prof Kean Birch had an opinion article published in the Toronto Star today called: "Artificial intelligence doesn’t need ‘agile’ governance, it needs firm regulation"
09 January 2020 New Postdoc Job!
Prof Conor Douglas' collaborators in the Netherlands are looking for a postdoc on their new project: "Social Pharmaceutical Innovation for Unmet Medical Needs". See here for more information.
01 November 2019 Congratulations to Peggy Chiappetta
Congratulations to Peggy for passing her PhD defence this week!