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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Teaching Undergraduates to Examine the Science-Society Interface

This Winter 2013 term, the Department of Philosophy offers undergraduates across campus a special topics course on Science in Society (Philosophy 271). Taught by Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, Dr. Heather Douglas, the course gives students from all backgrounds the opportunity to examine the powerful role of science and scientists in society today. Here, Heather Douglas discusses the course and why students, and all citizens, should learn about the science-society interface.

Friday, October 12, 2012

UW Students Explore Ethical Issues in Science Research

The first Science and Technology in Society Collaboration event of the year took place on Sept. 28, 2012 in Hagey Hall, with attendants including University of Waterloo graduate students and researchers from other institutions who are interested in the fields of science and technology.

This event was hosted by Carla Fehr, Wolfe chair in science and technology studies, and Heather Douglas, Waterloo chair in science and society.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Philosophy Gender War Sparked by Call for Larger Role for Women

Ms. Carla Fehr, who has published on feminist perspectives in philosophy and is an expert on employment equity, will speak at the special session. Aside from her own research, her activism makes her a natural fit: Ms. Fehr is contributes to the Gendered Conference Campaign mounted by the Feminist Philosophers blog, which years ago started publicly naming conferences with all-male programs.

For the full article:  National Post | August  10, 2012

Science and Technology in Society Teaching Group

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.

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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

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