Computer Museum

"Before You Toss, Consider the Loss."

The University of Saskatchewan Computer Museum, founded in 2002, exists with a mission to: "Intercept, Preserve, Interpret, and Celebrate computing history on behalf of the University of Saskatchewan Community".  This statement, and our vision to "Be the trusted Saskatchewan authority for computing history", were updated in 2015 to better reflect our purpose.

While we are actively collecting physical assets and the stories that go with them, we are mostly a virtual museum at this time. That said, our museum has a few small exhibits that we encourage you to visit. We do not yet have a physical museum to visit with tours and staff, although it is our hope we get there some day. Please be aware of this if you choose to come to campus and see our items.

The University of Saskatchewan Computer Museum is proud to be partnerned with the Musuem of Antiquities to help celebrate the Department of Computer Science's 50th Anniversary. In addition to our self-guided tour, please check out our miniature video game console display on the 3rd Floor of the 1924-wing of the Thorvaldson building!

Download our campus self-guided tour map!

(Shown: Circa ~1966, Bernie Molaro, a long-time employee of DCS/ITS (the precursor to modern-day ICT) is seen standing next to an IBM 7040.

Also of note, the University of Saskatchewan was one of the first universities in Canada to obtain a computer – a LGP-30 which was a joint purchase between the University and the National Research Council’s Prairie Research Laboratory in 1960. Later, the then-department of Computational Sciences bolstered teaching and research activities through the use of a series of mainframes until its first minicomputer, a DEC PDP 11/20, was acquired in 1972. Three decades after being established at the U of S, the Department of Computer Science was cited more frequently per paper than any other Computer Science department across the country in a research impact study.)

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