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Department of Medicine: Insulin 100

The discovery of insulin by U of T 100 years ago is one of the most significant advances in the history of medicine. Few events have transformed the lives of so many people, so suddenly and profoundly. Insulin focused the eyes of the world on Toronto and placed us at the vanguard of medical research and treatment. On this illustrious foundation, U of T and its hospital and industry partners built a culture of discovery, innovation and collaboration that has revolutionized health care in Canada and globally.

The Department of Medicine is a major contributor to the discovery of insulin and research in the fields of endocrinology and beyond. Dynamic cross-collaborations and advancements in clinical care are continually improving outcomes for those living with diabetes.


Public Celebration: April 14, 2021
People and families living with diabetes, along with experts in the field, will discuss current advances in managing diabetes with insulin and new technologies, and what the future holds for continuing to improve treatments.

100th Anniversary of the University of Toronto’s Discovery of Insulin

Scientific Symposium: April 15 & 16, 2021
Providing comprehensive updates on the latest advances in diabetes treatment and management through a series of online educational sessions and live, online, panel discussions with the experts.

Help our Clinician-Scientists Discover the Next Health Breakthrough

Support a New Generation of Banting and Bests
Banting and Best were two of the first clinician-scientists and their research was translated into clinical care that has saved millions of lives globally. Support the next generation of clinician-scientists.

Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

5th in the World — U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Rankings 2020-21
Best known for its integration of diabetes research across multiple hospitals and basic science departments. Diabetes research spans the gamut from basic bench discovery through to clinical trials and knowledge translation.

Our Clinicians

In the News
Our clinicians contribute to our communities and healthcare experiences through the discovery, application, translation and communication of diabetes research.

U of T Insulin 100

Celebrating a Century of Health Innovation
Where will the next 100 years take us? Learn more about University of Toronto Insulin 100 stories, research and celebrations.