Essentially [the field of STS/HPS] asks ‘What difference does it make that science and technology…is a human activity?’ …It’s always seemed to me that the value that I bring to students, the value that I bring  to the wider public, when I think about science studies, is in really embedding the enterprise of science within the social milieu.

Lesley Cormack, Dean of Arts, University of Alberta

Everyone gravitates towards elements of what the network in Canada does because they are fundamental questions at the heart of it. Basically, what STS or HPS look at fundamentally is ‘what is nature?’ and ‘how do we know it?’ And that’s the starting point. And then you have all these different types of questions that spawn from that and that are really really interesting.

Emily Tector, Project Manager for and