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 at forefront of COVID-19 research

The University of Toronto and affiliated institutions will receive almost $6 million for research projects related to COVID-19, part of...

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U of T researchers receive funding to develop AI-powered microrobots

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research have received a funding boost to help...

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U of T's Faculty of Dentistry aims to make its admissions process more welcoming

In an effort to improve the experience of prospective students, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry is taking steps...

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Black History Month: U of T's community members talk about work and representation

In honour of Black History Month, the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine is celebrating the many Black members of...

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Online Therapy can benefit patients with lingering symptoms of depression - UTSC Study

An online version of a pioneering therapy aimed at reducing the lingering symptoms of depression can offer additional benefits for...

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UofT Researchers receive $4M in federal funding to help curb smoking and vaping

The first project, which will receive up to $2.8 million, focuses on higher-than-average smoking rates among the LGBTQ community. The...

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Student mental health task force issues report and recommendations

An independent task force on student mental health at the University of Toronto is calling for major changes to mental...

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Minister Bains congratulates U of T’s Medicine by Design on advancing precision medicine research

Federal innovation, science and industry minister Navdeep Bains congratulated the Medicine by Design community on its successes at the regenerative...

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U of T helps keep community healthy with on-campus flu shot clinics

Students, staff and faculty got a head start against this year’s flu virus, taking advantage of campus clinics to get...

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U of T Susan Chatwood celebrated for work on public health in Arctic

Having spent her early years in Labrador, the North was always part of Susan Chatwood’s circle of friends and family....

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