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Science, Technology, and Society 2014 Conference: Challenges and Opportunities

The Science, Technology, and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities conference on August 10-13, 2014 at the University of Waterloo, was held jointly with The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) and the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP). The conference had over 200 presentation with representation from a dozen countries and over a dozen disciplines. Individuals came from the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate level.

Science and Society Conference

Carla Fehr and Heather Douglas presented What are the Problems with Science, Values and Democracy? at the Science and Society Conference, University of Ottawa. The symposium itself aimed to address the key issues around science, technology, society, and policy. Dr. Fehr and Dr. Douglas highlighted the importance of rejecting the notion that science can be value-free, the adoption of ‘organized skepticism’, and the importance of ‘surfacing’ values and interests within scientific research.