The University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection (UTSIC) is a collection of artifacts amassed from science, engineering, medical and other departments at the university. Supported by the IHPST, curated by IHPST alumnus Erich Weidenhammer, and overseen primarily by IHPST graduate students, the project also involves the collaboration of students, associates, staff and faculty from departments across the University. Since 2008, UTSIC has been working to uncover and catalogue the university’s material heritage in order to preserve it, make it available for study, and share it with the university community through a number of outreach projects, including a yearly exhibit. As we continue to grow, we hope this collection will become the basis for a university-wide effort. Please visit our website to find out more and explore our online catalogue.
This year, our exhibit ‘Untold Stories’, gathers together fascinating objects from a variety of the university’s science, technology and medicine departments. From exploring the deep ocean, to understanding colour vision, to helping pilots navigate by stars in the Second World War, the artifacts tell some of the University of Toronto’s most amazing lesser-known stories.
You can find Untold Stories on the third floor of Victoria College (91 Charles Street West, Toronto) until April 2018.
Open daily 10am-6pm.