What is STS?
Complex issues face our world today such as digital surveillance and information manipulation, environmental degradation and climate change, technological transformations related to AI and robotics, ethics and genomics, pharmaceutical governance, and sustainable food production.
STS scholars use a range of interdisciplinary approaches to deal with these important issues. Our research helps inform social decision-making by recognizing that solutions to complex contemporary challenges have multiple interacting natural, social and technical features. We assign high priority to communicating our expertise and understanding of these complex issues to science and non-science academics and students, policy makers as well as the public at large.
Our aim is to educate future scientists, engineers, politicians, business executives, computer programmers and responsible citizens to integrate scientific and technical competence with critical thinking, human values, and social and environmental responsibility.
Train for Your Career Path in
Professional and Graduate Schools
Medicine and Public Health
Education and Teaching
Government and Public Service
Science and Tech Communications
Sci/Tech Business and Industry
Non-Profits and NGOs
Science, Medical and Technical Writing
DISTINGUISH YOUR DEGREE
York Science is the only place in Canada that offers a minor program in Science, Technology and Society. STS students learn about the larger impact science and technology have on society in areas like digital surveillance and information manipulation, environmental degradation and climate change, AI and robotics, ethics and genomics, pharmaceutical governance, and sustainable food production
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION
A degree in STS allows you to better communicate the "real life" impact and social repercussions that science and technology have on different groups in society.
STAND FOR SCIENCE
A degree in STS allows you to understand about the rise of anti-science movements, how information is manipulated about science and technology (e.g., vaccines, climate change), and how these problems can be tackled through strategic communications.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
STS students learn about equity, diversity and inclusivity by examining local, national and global science and technology issues in past and present societies.
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