Material Culture Mentorship Project 2016/ 2017

Material Culture Mentorship Project 2016/ 2017

For the past three years, high school students of African and Indigenous descent enrolled in the Summer Mentorship Program of the Faculty of Medicine Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA) have participated in a program involving research topics related to the history of health in Toronto.

Over a series of monthly workshops, participating students gather with mentors from the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) and the Faculty of Medicine MD Program, to practice and apply university level research skills.

Beginning in the fall of 2016, participating students chose research projects that focused on local health-related artefacts from a variety of collections and representing a number of healthcare fields. This online exhibit presents some of that research.

Peola Ellis ………………… The Hellige Hemometer
Munira Abdelgade …….. The Yankauer Mask
Janae Knott ………………    A Vernier Caliper
Teyohate Brant ………….. Dermatological Teaching Kit
Charles Adeyinka …… Machlett Dynamax “25” X-Ray Tube