Technē is an interdisciplinary research group focused on advancing biopolitical research at Wilfrid Laurier University. We are the Canadian branch of a new international network of research centres and laboratories called “Workiteph: Network on Italian Thought and European Philosophies.” We aim to create an intellectual environment in which members can develop and share ideas, conduct research, collaborate, and mobilize and disseminate knowledge. Our group emerges out of a desire to position researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University as core contributors in this international field of research. Our research group will foster international collaborations and scholarly exchanges, provide undergraduate and graduate students with research and training opportunities, build reciprocal relationships across disciplines, and cultivate the development of research networks and tools that are specifically designed to facilitate scholarly work.


Technē will be composed of members from Wilfrid Laurier University and affiliated members from other external institutions. Initially, the group will be directed by a steering committee and a group coordinator, both to be elected annually. The steering committee will be primarily responsible for applying for grants, organizing workshops, and other scholarly and administrative tasks as they arise. The steering committee shall meet at least twice a year and additional times as the need arises.

Steering Committee Members (2017-18):

  • Greg Bird
  • Penelope Ironstone
  • Milo Sweedler
  • Charles Wells

Group Coordinator (2017-18): Greg Bird