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 and technology in modern Canada. With an eye to understanding the social impacts of scientific research and technological development, his published work examines the political and ethical dimensions of state-sponsored research conducted at government, private, and academic institutions. He also studies the history of Canada’s National Research Council, the historical impact of federal funding on Canadian technology and machine-based research, and the role of gender in the development and progression of the natural sciences.
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 a one-year Associated Medical Services (AMS) 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 declassified under the Canadian Access to Information Act, as well as an active member of the Canadian International History Committee (CIH/HIC), a scholarly discussion network for the history of Canadian foreign affairs.