Matthew S. Wiseman
Banting Fellow, Department of History
St. Jerome’s University

Matthew S. Wiseman is a Banting Fellow in the Department of History at St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on the history of science, technology, and medical research ethics in twentieth-century Canada. With an eye to understanding the social impacts of scientific research and technological development, his published work examines the complex political and moral dimensions of state-sponsored research conducted at government, private, and academic institutions. In this light, his current research studies the history of Canada’s National Research Council and gender-based discrimination encountered and overcome by women scientists.

Wiseman holds a Ph.D. in History from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Tri-University Graduate Program in History. Upon the completion of his doctoral degree, he held a two-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and later a one-year Associated Medical Services (AMS) History of Medicine and Healthcare Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of History at Western University.

In addition to his ongoing research, Wiseman is the Communications Director for the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA) and a Junior Fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He is also a Project Manager for Canada Declassified, an open-access repository of government records released under Canada’s Access to Information Act.