Welcome to Science and Technology in Society

Dr. Carla Fehr (Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy)
and Dr. Heather Douglas (Waterloo Chair in Science and Society) joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo in 2011 and 2012 with a particular mandate: to improve both the scholarly and public understanding of science and technology in society.

Their research focuses on the importance of diversity in our knowledge production practices, the nature of scientific institutional structures, the relationship between science and policy, and the moral terrain of science and technology.

René Descartes Lectures

Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, has been named this year's Rene Descartes Lecturer. She will give three lectures at Tilburg University and the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science in the Netherlands this coming September 2016.

Science and Technology in Society Teaching Group

Interested in how science, technology, and society interact? Find information about undergraduate courses at the University of Waterloo on this topic, and the professors that teach them. Details

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Feminism and Science Research Group

In the Feminism and Science Research Group we conduct research that is unified by attention to justice and the social nature of scientific, technological and medical research. We are interested in research policy, practice, education and implementation. Details