HAPSAT Graduate Students Society

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (HAPSAT) Society

The HAPSAT Society consists of all full- and part-time graduate students at the IHPST, and operates as their representative, organizational and social body. Meetings are held approximately monthly, and all HAPSAT members are welcome to attend.

  • HAPSAT members make various important contributions to graduate student life. Some of these are:
  • The representation of and advocacy for graduate student interests at the IHPST
  • Representation of the IHPST graduate community at the University of Toronto Graduate Students Union and CUPE 3902 Unit 1
  • The organization of the yearly graduate student conference
  • A lunchtime talk series focused on ongoing work, the ‘Colloquialisms’
  • The mentorship of incoming students
  • Collaborations with other graduate student societies
  • Organization of graduate student social events

Each September, an executive is elected to perform these and other important functions.

2020–21 HAPSAT Executive

  • President: Vincent Auffrey
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Victoria Fisher
  • Conference Coordinator: Austin Due
  • Colloquialism Coordinators: Andrew Jones (Fall and Winter) and Jan Henning (Winter)
  • CUPE Representative: Candace Massey
  • UTGSU Representative: Austin Due
  • Writing Group Coordinator: Alex Djedovic
  • Social Coordinators: Paul Patton and Juan Serrano Reyes
  • Coffee Commissar: Paul Patton
  • Horticulturalist: Austin Due

HAPSAT also elects the managing editor of the IHPST’s graduate student-edited journal, Spontaneous Generations. Click to read the latest and past issues (open access). The current managing editor is Daniel Halverson.