Our Program

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, 65% 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

10 August 2020

Prof Kean Birch published an opinion article in the Toronto Star today about the recent US Congressional Hearing on Antitrust and 'Big Tech': "What can Canada learn from the U.S. Congressional hearing on Big Tech monopolies?"

** 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!


Dates and Deadlines

Entry for 2020-2021 is currently suspended with the aim to relaunch the program for entry in 2021-2022. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Details on the application process can still be found here.