U Of T Commemorates 90th Anniversary Of Insulin With Unveiling Of Multimedia Exhibit At MaRS

Photo by Patrice Banton, courtesy of iQ inc.

October 26, 2011

The University of Toronto marked 90 years of excellence in diabetes research today with the unveiling of INSULIN: Toronto’s Gift to the World, a permanent exhibit in Toronto’s MaRS Centre that tells the story of the discovery of insulin.

A product of collaboration among U of T’s Department of Physiology, Toronto General Hospital (now part of the University Health Network) and what later became U of T’s Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, the discovery of insulin set U of T Medicine on a course of innovation which continues to this day.

The exhibit includes a video; two information panels; Frederick Banting’s desk; a lab bench; a replica of the 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine; letters of correspondence; a timeline; vials of insulin from the 1920s through the present, lab instruments and other historical artefacts.

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine curated the exhibit in partnership with the University Health Network and MaRS.

Exhibit Location:
MaRS Centre
101 College Street, ground floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Northeast corner of the building, across the hall from Mercatto restaurant.

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For more information on the discovery of insulin, visit http://link.library.utoronto.ca/insulin/