International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology

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Organizers and Sponsors

ISHPSSB 2015 is jointly organized by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the Université de Montréal (UdeM) and the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).


uqamWith an enrollment of over 40,000 students, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a leading French-language research university that is a cornerstone of Québec’s network of universities. UQAM is known for the quality of its programs, its research in social issues and its innovations in the creative arts. UQAM offers over 300 programs at three levels of study through its School of Management and through six faculties: Fine Arts; Communications; Political Science and Law; Science; Education, and Social Sciences. An active participant in the social, economic and cultural advancement of society, UQAM has trained more than 200,000 graduates and has established a network of international partnerships that facilitates exchanges and joint activities abroad for its students and faculty members. UQAM is signatory to the Berlin Declaration on open access to knowledge in the sciences and the humanities (UQAM: FrançaisEnglish, Español, Português - Video here).


udemFounded in 1878, the Université de Montréal, with its two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal, is now the largest university in Québec and the second largest in Canada. With over 60,000 students from around the world, the Université de Montréal awards more than 11,000 diplomas every year. Deeply rooted in Montréal and dedicated to its international mission, the Université de Montréal is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world. With its 13 faculties and 80 departments and schools, the UdeM offers programs in almost all academic fields. The Université de Montréal is one of Canada's major research centres: it brings together 2,500 professors and researchers from all the fundamental disciplines, some 300 research units, and one of Canada's largest student bodies at the master's and doctoral levels. The University earmarks more than $400 million for basic and applied research each year, making it one of Canada's most active university in the field (UdeM: FrançaisEnglish).


cirstCIRST is Canada's main interdisciplinary cluster of researchers studying the historical, social, political, philosophical and economic dimensions of science and technology. The Centre brings together around forty researchers from a dozen different institutions and a wide variety of disciplines, such as history, sociology, political science, philosophy, economics, management and communications. Located on the main campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), CIRST was created in 1986 with the support from the Québec Ministry of Education and, since 1997, has been identified as a "strategic cluster" by the Fonds de recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture (CIRST: FrançaisEnglish).


ISHPSSB 2015 warmly thank the support of the following partners and sponsors :


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