This year, in order to kick off the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the UBC Arts One Program, Science and Technology Studies (STS) at UBC has a special Stephen Straker Lecture event featuring three graduates of Arts One who are now doing important STS research as faculty members at North American universities.
Stephen Straker was a historian of science, a faculty member in Arts One, and an inspiration for the Science and Technology Studies program at UBC.
The event will feature brief research talks and a panel discussion.
General Topic: Pathways and Trajectories: Arts One, STS, and a Liberal Arts Education
- Lindsey Richardson (Sociology, UBC): “From Durkheim’s Institutionalism to the Downtown East Side”
- Janet Vertesi (Sociology, Princeton): “From Leviathan to the Mars Rover”
- Audrey Yap (Philosophy, UVic), “Evidence and Bias: Science Tells You How to Clone a T-Rex but Arts Tells You It’s a Bad Idea”
Stephen M. Straker Memorial Lecture 2017
March 13, 2017
4 to 6 pm
Earth Sciences Building 1012