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 leads first-of-its-kind national dialogue to address anti-Black racism in higher ed

The University of Toronto is leading a first-of-its-kind national dialogue focused on tackling anti-Black racism in Canadian post-secondary education. The...

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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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U of T launches podcast focusing on COVID-19 public health challenges

A new podcast hosted by the University of Toronto’s Vivek Goel offers timely and reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Action fund will support rapid research efforts on COVID-19

U of T is launching an action fund to support research that will make near-term contributions to the fight against...

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U of T students offer help on the home front

Knowing the toll the outbreak would take on the health-care system, U of T Faculty of Medicine students organized their...

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Firm founded by U of T researchers to produce ventilators for COVID-19 patients

A company founded by two University of Toronto researchers will be manufacturing a portable ventilator that could help Canadian patients...

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