UManitoba launches virtual tour that preserves “bizarre and forgotten” elements of university history

The University of Manitoba has launched a new virtual tour that lets viewers discover the history of the institution using Google Maps, old photos, and anecdotes. The tour was created to preserve the institution’s history and share stories about the institution’s past. The past includes the “bizarre and forgotten” elements of UManitoba’s history, reports CBritish Columbia, such as stories about the practice house and psychological experiments performed on campus. “It gives you a different view of what life was like in the past for students and staff and faculty. You just get a sense of a different kind of lifestyle,” said Shelley Sweeney, former UManitoba head of archives and special collections. Other highlights of the virtual tour include details about the institution’s rifle range, Red River diving platform, and the university’s nap rooms. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.