2021-22 at the IHPST

Victoria College VIC

The Institute for the History and Philosophy (IHPST) is offering its full slate of classes and other exciting activities for 2021-22. Please check the News & Events Calendar to see what is scheduled for the year.

Please note that in accordance with University guidelines, staff and faculty have been working remotely since the Fall of 2020.  However, the University of Toronto’s President, Meric S. Gertler, has recently announced a plan for the return to the workplace and in-person classes (see https://www.utoronto.ca/utogether). Academic and administrative leaders across the University’s three campuses are now preparing for a gradual and safe return to in-person activities for the fall 2021 term. The University of Toronto will continue to follow public health guidance closely in order to protect the health and safety of all members of the University community.

At this time, however, if you wish to ‘visit’ the department or need information, please contact us by email to set up a virtual appointment. Staff members will be working normal hours, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and will be answering emails and telephone calls.  Meetings and appointments with the Director, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, faculty and administrative staff will be conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

For your convenience, here is how you can reach us:

Edward Jones-Imhotep, Director:  director.ihpst@utoronto.ca

Brian Baigrie, Director of  Graduate Studies: brian.baigrie@utoronto.ca

Mark Solovey, Director of Undergraduate Studies: mark.solovey@utoronto.ca

Muna Salloum, Business Manager and Executive Assistant to the Director:  muna.salloum@utoronto.ca; Telephone:  416-978-51312

Denise Horsley, Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Assistant:  denise.horsley@utoronto.ca; Telephone:  416-978-5397

Adriana Leviston, Administrative Assistant (General Inquiries):  adriana.leviston@utoronto.ca; Telephone:  416-946-7414

For the latest updates on Covid-19 and Fall 2020 at UofT, please visit UTogether2020.


About the Institute

The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) was founded in 1967. It is a graduate studies and research institute offering MA and PhD degrees. IHPST also offers undergraduate courses. It has 15 core faculty and 18 affiliated faculty, all of whom have approval to supervise PhD thesis work.

The main areas of faculty expertise are: history and philosophy of the physical sciences (biology, physics), the social sciences, and medicine. History of technology, both with respect to the historical development of the physical sciences and the cultural impact of new technologies (AI).

 IHPST faculty, staff and graduate students occupy the third floor of Victoria College at the University of Toronto.


Contact Us

91 Charles Street West
Victoria College, Room 316
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1K7
+1 (416) 946-7414


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Upcoming Events

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