Welcome to Science and Technology in Society

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

Her 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.

  1. Feb. 22, 2017'Alternative Facts' Have Plagued Science for Decades

    Heather Douglas has weighed in on the alternative facts debate in the U.S.

  2. Dec. 1, 2016Closing the gap between science and society

    Professor Heather Douglas (Waterloo Chair in Science and Society) was recently recognized for her work by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general science society, which named her a AAAS Fellow for her contributions to the history and philosophy of science.

  3. Nov. 7, 20162nd International Network for Government Science Advice Conference

    Following Heather Douglas’ participation in the 2nd International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Conference in Brussels, Belgium she has written an essay on principles for science advisors published at the INGSA blog. 

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