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Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

Société canadienne d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences


CSHPS/SCHPS is a Canadian forum bringing together historians, philosophers, sociologists, and a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars interested in exploring all aspects of science, past and present. Its newsletter is the Communiqué and its annual conference takes place within the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Join CSHPS or Renew Your Membership

CSHPS membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history and philosophy of the sciences and costs CAN $40 per year ($25 for students and retirees).

1) Join or Renew Your Membership Online, or

2) Print out and complete the membership form, then send it to:

Dr. Conor Burns
CSHPS Secretary-Treasurer
Department of History
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3

Benefits of membership

  • Members receive Communiqué, which is the newsletter of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS). The newsletter is published three times a year and provides CSHPS members with information about the activities of the Society and its members. Contributions are solicited from all members.
  • CSHPS members may also receive a copy of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) Annual Proceedings for an additional cost of $10.
  • Elsevier is offering special discounted subscription rates for CSHPS Members. These prices are for personal subscriptions and represent a saving of between 40-50% or more on the standard personal price for each title.

Officers and Committees of the Society

President: Ernie Hamm (York University) to 2019
First Vice-President: Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia) to 2019
Second Vice-President: Tara Abraham (University of Guelph) to 2019
Secretary-Treasurer: Conor Burns (Ryerson University) to 2019 (3rd term)

Lesley Cormack (University of Alberta) to 2019

Advisory Board
Vivien Hamilton (Harvey Mudd College) to 2021
Andrew Ede (University of Alberta) to 2021
Andrew Reynolds (Cape Breton University) to 2021
Jeffrey Wigelsworth (Red Deer College) to 2020
Gordon McOuat (King's College) to 2019
Eric Desjardins (University of Western Ontario) to 2019

Programme Committee
Paul Bartha (UBC) to 2019
Rebecca Woods (University of Toronto) to 2019
Julien Prud'homme (UQTR) to 2019
Audrey Yap (University of Victoria) to 2019

Local Arrangements
Alyson Wylie (UBC) to 2019

Nominating Committee
Delia Gavrus (University of Winnipeg) to 2020
Pierre-Olivier Méthot (Université Laval) to 2021 (2nd term)

Communiqué Editors
Vincent Philippe Guillin (UQAM) to 2019 (2nd term)
Jaipreet Virdi (Brock University) to 2020

Social Media Coordinator
Andrew Nairn (University of Toronto) to 2021

Website/Listserv Manager
Allan Olley (Independent Scholar) to 2020

Other information for members

Membership Directory (PDF)

CSHPS/SCHPS Constitution (PDF)En|Fr

The Richard Hadden Award is presented for best student paper at the CSHPS Annual Meeting.



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