The Centre for Society, Technology and Development (STANDD) is an interdisciplinary research institution founded in 1990 to foster research on development at McGill University.
STANDD's mandate is to provide a setting for transdisciplinary research and learning at McGill regarding cultural, social, and technological aspects of development. Its aims include the integration of research, having both scientific and policy significance, on the developing world.
STANDD's current research program builds on the Centre’s longstanding partnerships with indigenous individuals, organizations, and communities in the Americas, East Africa, and Australia. Together with local partners, STANDD members seek to valorize and apply local knowledge and ways of knowing in order to identify innovative and effective solutions to issues of environmental protection, resource extraction conflicts, land tenure, and human rights.