Job Posting: Web Developer for Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience

Job Type: USW Casual Position Institute: Technoscience Research Unit and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience Term: Short-term duration for approximately 60 hours Hourly rate: $50/ hour Description of Duties: Under the general direction of the Co-Lead Editors for Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, the incumbent will be responsible for designing and developing a new web design for the…

Two Position Openings: TRU Data Justice Research Assistant & TRU Environmental Justice Research Assistant due February 9th, 2018

The TRU is hiring! We are a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous lab members and we welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, People of Color, and LGBTQ2S researchers! Job Description: TRU Data Justice Research Assistant The Technoscience Research Unit (TRU) at the University of Toronto is searching for a Research Assistant who will work closely with the…

CFP: Techniques of the Corporation

Call For Papers: Techniques of the Corporation Conference May 4-6, 2017 University of Toronto How do corporations know themselves and their world? Over the last 150 years, corporations, like universities and laboratories, have generated an abundance of knowledge-making techniques in the form of psychological test, efficiency technologies, scenario planning, and logistical systems. As dominant forms…

Congratulations to Sarah Tracy, PhD

Congratulations to TRU member Sarah Tracy for successfully defending her excellent PhD thesis “Delicious: A History of Monosodium Glutamate and Umami, the Fifth Taste Sensation.”  Sarah’s beautifully written dissertation narrates the histories of two interrelated objects: the global commodity and flavour enhancer MSG, and umami (roughly translated from the Japanese as “delicious”), the fifth basic taste…

Towards a Precautionary and Strategic Approach to Hazardous Chemicals?

“Towards a Precautionary and Strategic Approach to Hazardous Chemicals?”  Keynote Speaker: David Gee, PhD  Visiting Fellow, Institute of Environment, Health, & Societies, Brunel University, London.    Discussants:  Ray Copes, Chief, Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario  Dayna Scott, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University  Miriam Diamond, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, U…

Motivated or Manipulated? by Kira Lussier

Read Kira Lussier’s guest blog “Motivated or Manipulated? Ernest Dichter and David McClelland at Work” published on the website Hidden Persuaders.  The essay  discusses a recent New York Times article on Amazon employees, placing its critique within the history of how motivational psychology has been used in the workplace.  Kira’s dissertation traces the twentieth century history of…