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 medicine in Canada. With an eye toward understanding the social and political impacts of science, his published work examines the medical 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 and the role of gender in the development and progression of the natural sciences in Canada.

Wiseman holds a Ph.D. in History (2017) 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 (2017-19) in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and a one-year Associated Medical Services (AMS) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019-20) in the Department of History at Western University.

Wiseman is 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.