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.

Canada's Innovation Minister Tours U of T

Science, technology and innovation are vital to addressing urgent challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change – and...

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Experts strategize on strengthening Canada’s bioinnovation ecosystem

The symposium – “A Systems Approach to Regenerative Medicine” – was held over two days and attracted more than 500...

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Parks Canada unveils plaque marking 100 years of Insulin discovery at U of T

One hundred years ago this month, scientists at the University of Toronto and its partner hospitals carried out the first...

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U of T partners with health ministry, Metrolinx to bring GO-VAXX bus to campus

The University of Toronto has partnered with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Metrolinx to bring a mobile vaccine clinic...

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U of T researchers lead effort to understand short- and long-term Covid-19 effects

Many people who contract COVID-19 get better on their own at home, but more serious cases can involve hospitalization and...

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Canada's Innovation Minister tours U of T

Science, technology and innovation are vital to addressing urgent challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change – and...

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U of T community to provide proof of immunization for return to campus this fall

The University of Toronto will require students, faculty, staff and librarians to submit proof of immunization against COVID-19 before coming...

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Mass vaccination clinic at U of T Mississauga closes after over 335,000 doses

The final dose has been administered at one of Peel region’s first mass vaccination clinics, marking yet another milestone in...

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12 ways U of T is preparing for a safe return to in-person instruction

In preparing for the safe return of students, staff, faculty and librarians this fall, the University of Toronto is taking...

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U of T community helps with vaccinations in COVID-19 hot spots

Working out of community centres and hockey arenas, University of Toronto faculty, staff and students are helping run pop-up vaccination...

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