Stephen Straker (1942-2004) was an historian of science at UBC for thirty years and the chief inspiration for the creation of the STS program. We honour his memory with an annual distinguished lecture.
- History of Science
Stephen was an award-winning teacher; some of his own undergraduate lectures in history of science have been preserved. You can listen to them here.
- Coordinator: Science, Technology & Society Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, continuing.
- General BA Board of Studies, Faculty of Arts, 1990-93.
- Chair: College Liaison & Articulation Committee, Department of History, 1992-94.
- Chair: Student Advising Committee and Majors Advisor, Department of History, 1992-present.
- Faculty Advisor, Arts Advising Office, 1993-present.
- Committee on Interdisciplinary Transfer Credits, Faculty of Arts, 1993-97.
- Standing Committee on Admissions Appeals, Faculty of Arts, 1993-present.
- Program Planning Committee, Green College Science and Society Group, 1994-present.
- Coordinator: Science Studies Program, Faculty of Arts, 1995-present.
S. M. Straker, “A "New Physiognomy of Servitude": Some Comments on a New Philosophy of Science”, 4S Review, vol. 2, pp. 5-11, 1984.
S. Straker, “Kepler, Tycho, and the 'Optical Part of Astronomy': the Genesis of Kepler's Theory of Pinhole Images”, Archive for History of Exact Sciences, vol. 24, pp. 267-293, 1981.
S. Straker, “Stephen Straker fonds”. 2005.
S. M. Straker, “KEPLER'S OPTICS: A STUDY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NATURAL PHILOSOPHY”. 1971.
S. Straker, “Optics and Methodology in the 17th Century”, Science, vol. 170. pp. 1074-1076, 1970.