Health Care + Society

Students work in a simulation lab at the Faculty of Dentistry. (Noreen Ahmed-Ullah)

The University of Toronto is internationally renowned as the birthplace of insulin in 1921, a discovery that changed the lives of millions. In the hundred years since, researchers at the University have invented the world’s first electronic pacemaker, discovered transplantable stem cells, and identified genes responsible for early-onset Alzheimer’s, revolutionizing health-care delivery in Canada and globally.

Federal and provincially supported research has allowed our faculty and students to advance health care. The University’s researchers are working at the intersection of health-care research and policy, ensuring that advances in AI, for example, increase both efficiency and accountability to patients.

As well as public support, our work has been recognized by our generous private donors, including the Rogers family and the Labatt family.

Investment in bioinnovation critical to health care: U of T, industry leaders

Christine Allen, U of T’s associate vice-president and vice-provost, strategic initiatives, recently joined executives from Pfizer Canada, Telus Health and...

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U of T to aid in historic vaccination effort

The University of Toronto is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on its Mississauga campus and is exploring other ways to...

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What's Next? COVID-19 podcast on the year's end

In his final podcast on the COVID-19 pandemic, renowned public health expert Vivek Goel looks back over an extraordinary year....

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29 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs will explore culture, identity, health

An international expert on the formation of racial identity, Maghbouleh is one of 29 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs...

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U of T researchers receive federal funding for COVID-19 projects

Dr. Carmen Logie’s research team is one of 139 across Canada that are sharing more than $109 million from the...

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U of T startup Hypercare helps hospitals co-ordinate COVID-19 care

COVID-19 is forcing health-care providers around the world to adapt old methods and invent new ones to care for people...

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How U of T Engineering team helps hospitals redeploy staff amid COVID-19 pandemic

University of Toronto researchers in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have designed a tool to help hospitals make...

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U of T funds 31 research projects through Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund

The University of Toronto will support 31 research projects through the $8.4-million Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund – set up less...

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Nine U of T researchers receive federal grants for COVID-19 projects

Murty is the recipient of a $666,667 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) that will go towards...

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