The University of Toronto is excited to announce that the call for papers for the 6th International Undergraduate Research Conference on Science and Technology is now open!
Please share the below information with any undergraduate students at your university and any others who may be interested in sharing their research:
Call for Papers
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 STM 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.
Interested students should submit an abstract (250 words) and a brief bio (50 words) by January 10, 2022 using the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stms2022. (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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants will be notified by February 7, 2022.
Sponsored by: University of Toronto’s Victoria College, IHPST, ASSU, and HPSUS.