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.

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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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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