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 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 seeks to address the implications of property systems - private, state and communal - on the use and conservation of natural resources. Other research topics include identity, the state and globalization; conflicts over natural resources; and indigenous rights, property and social movements.