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 student-led team wins international self-driving car challenge for second year in a row

U of T student-led team, aUToronto, wins international self-driving car challenge for second year in a row. aUToronto is composed...

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Kids explore their 'superpowers' at UTM's Bring Our Kids to Work day

U of T welcomed more than 450 students in grades four to seven for “Bring Our Children to Work Day”...

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AI discovers poverty and chronic stress increase diabetes risk

Drawing on machine learning and artificial intelligence for her research, Laura Rosella, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of...

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Family doctors keep Toronto healthy

The recently released University of Toronto Family Medicine Report shows a wider variety of ailments are being treated by family...

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Landmark $100-million gift will power innovation

The new Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre will turbocharge the next wave of Canadian innovation, advancing how AI, biomedicine and other...

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Unveiling the biology of depression

Thanks to a $20-million gift from the Labatt family, the University of Toronto’s department of psychiatry is launching a groundbreaking...

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A First in Indigenous health

In 2015, a $10-million gift from philanthropists Michael and Amira Dan to the University of Toronto created a world’s first:...

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Historic $130-million gift to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

With the goal to reduce hospitalization for heart failure by 50 per cent over the next decade, the Hospital for...

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