CALLUM C. J. SUTHERLAND, MA, BComm

PhD Candidate, Science and Technology Studies, York University

218 Bethune College, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, ccjsuth@yorku.ca

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(This page was last updated on 28 May 2017)

 

EDUCATION

2013 -

PhD Candidate, Science and Technology Studies, York University

Awards and honours:

-       2016 – 2017: Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

-       2015 – 2016: Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

-       2014 – 2015: Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

-       2013 – 2014: Enbridge Graduate Student Award ($12,500)

Comprehensive fields (defended July 2016):

-       Pedagogy and the practice of science, with Dr. Steve Alsop

-       Biosciences and biotechnologies, with Dr. Alexandra Rutherford

-       Public science, with Dr. Mike Pettit

Dissertation (in progress): “Sockeye at the boundary: Aboriginal knowledge, the Great Divide, and the Calgary School.” Supervised by:

-       Dr. Steve Alsop (Education, York University)

-       Dr. Denielle Elliott (Anthropology, York University)

-       Dr. Jennifer Hubbard (History, Ryerson University)

2012 - 2013

Master of Arts, Science and Technology Studies, York University

Awards and honours:

-       2012 – 2013: Graduate Entrance Scholarship ($4,000)

Major research project (completed August 2013): “The Fraser River: Where Epistemologies Collide.” Supervised by Dr. Rich Jarrell.

2010 - 2012

Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management with Honours, Ryerson University

2007 - 2010

Advanced Diploma, Business Administration with Honours, Humber College

 

TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Summer 2017

Teaching Assistant, Division of Natural Science, York University

Grader, NATS 1775, Technology and Civilization

2016 - 2017

Teaching Assistant, Department of Social Science, York University

Tutorial leader, SOSC 1801, Health Controversies

Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, Division of Natural Science, York University

Grader, STS 2411, Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

Winter 2015

Teaching Assistant, Division of Natural Science, York University

Tutorial leader, NATS 1760, Science, Technology, and Society

Fall 2014

Research Assistant, York University

Researching the Canadian bio-economy for Dr. Kean Birch

2012 - 2014

Editorial Assistant, York University

Book review assistant, Isis, Journal of the History of Science Society

2012 - 2013

Teaching Assistant, Division of Natural Science, York University

Grader, NATS 1745, History of Astronomy

2010 - 2012

Administrative Support, Ryerson University

2009 - 2010

Office Assistant, Humber College

2006 - 2009

Assistant Manager, Cineplex Entertainment

 

PUBLIC SERVICE AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

2014 -

Member, Politics of Evidence Working Group, York University

The Politics of Evidence Working Group is a coalition of Canadian academics, scientists, and activists intent on raising awareness about the obstacles which interfere with our “right to know” about the health and wellbeing of our bodies, communities, and environments.

2014 -

Junior Fellow, Bethune College, York University

As a Junior Fellow, I am responsible for mentoring upper-year undergraduate students on matters relating to their academic success, postgraduate aspirations, career possibilities, and potential for continued education at the graduate level.

2010 - 2014

Creator, Milky Way Musings

Milky Way Musings (“MWM”) was a fair-use multimedia platform created to stimulate public interest in science and technology. Prior to being forced into hiatus for legal reasons, the MWM YouTube channel garnered more than three million views, and had 15,000+ subscribers.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

The 1913 Crisis at Hell’s Gate: Contextualizing the Decline of Sockeye Salmon.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. Ryerson University, May 2017.

A Tale of Two Labs.” Presented at the 14th Annual Graduate Conference in Education. York University, November 2015.

The Cohen Report and the Black Hole of Indifference.” In The Politics of Evidence: Canada Watch Special Issue, Fall 2015.

Dashed Hopes: The Fraser River Fisheries Collapse of 2009.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. University of Ottawa, May 2015.

The Fraser River: Where Epistemologies Collide.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. Brock University, May 2014.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

-       Public science, science policy, boundary work, science and democracy

-       Postcolonial technoscience, local knowledge, science and gender, embodiment

-       Political economy, neoliberal-technoscientific entanglements, governmentality

-       Pedagogy and the practice of science, critical pedagogy, co-intentional education

-       Biosciences/biotechnologies and their attendant ‘bio-concepts’ (e.g., biopolitics)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

-       Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS)

-       Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)