Welcome to Centre for Society, Technology and Values

The Centre for Society, Technology and Values (CSTV) explores relationships among modern technology, culture and human values, and the structure of society.  

CSTV was established in 1984 as an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit. Since 1991, it has been connected with the Department of Systems Design Engineering.

CSTV is one of the University of Waterloo’s interdisciplinary programs and is a member of the Science and Technology in Society Teaching Group.

  1. June 22, 2017New book: Springer Handbook of Model-based ScienceSpringer Handbook of Model-based Science cover

    Order now at Springer.com!

    Look for the volume I edited: Part I—Models in Engineering, Architecture, and Economical and Human Sciences.

    Featuring my two chapters:

    47. Models and ideology in design, pp. 1003–1014.

  2. June 20, 2017New book: Design and societydesign and society book cover

    Design & Society: Social issues in technological design

    By Cameron Shelley, Centre for Society, Technology and Values

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  1. Sep. 22, 2017Mind, medicine, and mechanisms: A conference in honour of Paul ThagardPaul Thagard headshot

    Paul Thagard was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo from 1992 until his retirement in 2016. He was also affiliated with Psychology and Computer Science, served as the Director of the Cognitive Science Program and held a University Research Chair. Paul is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (Ph.D in philosophy) and Michigan (M.S. in computer science). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has won a Molson Prize and a Killam Prize.

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