TRACES is the newest state-of-the-art analytical facility for use on the UTSC campus. It contains all the modern analytical instruments required for a leading edge chemical, environmental and physical science department. The Centre was made possible by the joint efforts of the TRACES staff, Agilent, Bruker, UTSC, DPES and the respective Chairs.

TRACES provides both instrumentation and training for a very large and diverse field of users. The Centre is used by UG students in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences. As well, graduate researcher and principal investigators in UTSC Community. The laboratories also welcome all UTSC students providing the necessary training and hands-on access to the technologies of the future allowing them to develop essential skills to further their research careers or to secure jobs in fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences.