Interested in how science, technology, and society interact? Find out more information about the Science and Technology in Society Teaching Group professors and the undergraduate courses they teach at the University of Waterloo.
Excellence and Gender Equity in Science and Technology Conference
Excellence and Gender Equity in Science and Technology (EGEST) conference will showcase the research of social science and humanities scholars working in partnership with industry leaders, educators, and outside experts to foster gender diversity in a wide range of sectors. EGEST will feature policy-relevant keynote presentations by world-class scholars on cutting-edge research. Panels will engage leaders in industry and education to discuss strategies for fostering diversity within their organizations. Participants will come away with new knowledge and partnerships to strengthen gender equity in science and technology.
EGEST will take place in Federation Hall at the University of Waterloo on September 20, 2018.
EGEST will be followed by the annual business and research meeting of the Engendering Success in STEM Consortium and graduate student training on September 21 and 22, 2018.
Science-Policy Interface: International Comparisons Workshop
How to structure science-policy interfaces to make the most of science has become an increasing international concern. This workshop will focus on three national cultures: Canada, the U.S. (United States), and the U.K. (United Kingdom), each of which are long-standing, stable democracies that value science as part of their national culture. Yet the differences among them are still palpable with respect to institutional structures, governance traditions, laws, and customs regarding science policy issues. The workshop aims to provide a synoptic overview of science policy interfaces in these three cultures and will be held at the University of Waterloo, May 21 to 23, 2014.
Space is currently wait-listed, if you are interested in attending please email Heather Douglas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information here is a link to the workshop details.
Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE)
Submissions are invited for the first meeting of SRPoiSE, to be held at the University of Waterloo, June 9-12, 2014. Paper abstracts, as well as proposals for panels, symposia, or workshops, are welcome and should be submitted to email@example.com by March 10, 2014.
For more information here is a link to the meeting details and call for proposals.
Science, Technology, and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities
Submissions are invited for joint meeting of the The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) and the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP) to be held at the University of Waterloo, August 10 to 13, 2014.
For more information here is a link to the conference details and call for proposals.