Yves Gingras


Yves Gingras has been a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) since 1986. In 1997, Gingras co-founded the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies, where he currently holds the position of scientific director. The OST is an organisation devoted to "measuring" science, technology and innovation and affiliated with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST). He became director of the research centre from 2001 to 2005, at which time gave up the position in order to dedicate himself to the Canada Research Chair in the History and Sociology of Science.

Gingras has written, co-written or edited close to a dozen books, one hundred articles (of which more then half were refereed) and he has given near two thousand conferences.

In addition to being a prolific researcher, Yves Gingras is well-known for his popularization work. He can be heard regularly on the Années lumière radio show (Société Radio-Canada), where he has had a "history of science" column since 1997.