CfA: 6th International Undergraduate STMS Conference

Sixth International Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society

To be held online by the University of Toronto, March 24-25, 2022

Conference Theme: The Interaction of Science, Technology, & Medicine and Politics

Keynote Speaker: Maya J. Goldenberg, Associate Professor, Philosophy, College of Arts, University of Guelph. Author of Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021)

It has long been thought that the relation between science and politics is an uneasy one: politics covets power, while science seeks apolitical truth. Scholars from the history, philosophy, and social studies of science have investigated the interactions between science and politics to unearth a complex web where science and politics co-evolve and are co-produced. What  interactions lead science to shape political policies, and political environments to influence science? What lies at the intersection of science and politics?

The Sixth International Undergraduate Research Conference on Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at the University of Toronto invites student submissions that examine the interaction between politics and science, including science policy, science funding, politicization of science and scientization of politics, political influences on science, as well as other topics regarding the mutual influence between science and politics. We also invite submissions on other issues related to STMS in historical and present societies throughout the world. As an interdisciplinary gathering, we encourage students to submit papers from across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences–check out our Facebook page for past presentations.

We are specifically interested in current issues surrounding: COVID pandemic, climate change, data privacy, AI and warfare, vaccine hesitancy.

Please share this CFA with any undergraduate students who may be interested! Interested students should submit an abstract (250 words) and a brief bio (50 words) by January 31, 2022 using the following link: . (Note that students will need to create an easychair account to submit an abstract, but registration is simple).

If you have any questions, please contact: Hannah Rajput.

All applicants will be notified by February 14, 2022.

Sponsored by:  IHPST, ASSU, HPSUS, Victoria College.