Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture

The 2016/17 Lecture

Stephen M. Straker Memorial Lecture 2017 

March 13, 2017

4 to 6 pm

Earth Sciences Building 1012


This year, in order to kick off the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the UBC Arts One Program, STS@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. 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”


Past Speakers
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