January 2015
Brian Bachand

Brian Bachand,
Executive Director, Advancement
An Exciting Year Ahead

A new year is always an opportunity for reflection as well as a fresh start. Over the last year the Faculty of Medicine’s Advancement team cultivated donors in Canada and abroad, engaged and recognized alumni and continued to expand our new and ongoing relationships through the Faculty’s signature events; in particular, the Dean’s Honour Roll Luncheon, Student Awards Reception, Research Awards Reception and the landmark Norman Bethune Celebration.

As we start off 2015, I’m pleased to note there are exciting initiatives and milestones already underway. Over the next few months I look forward to working with our recently installed Dean of Medicine and Vice-Provost of Relations with Health Care Institutions,
Dr. L. Trevor Young
, to identify new opportunities that are in alignment with the strategic priorities of the Faculty and the wider university.

Campaign to date:
$395,709,639* of   $500,000,000

of our Campaign total has been generously donated by our alumni.
Boundless Campaign Chart Jan 2015
*as at January 9, 2015
A photo of a student Better Care by Learning Together

I’m learning medicine with doctors, but I know I’ll be practising it with nurses, pharmacists, and other providers. That’s why I was drawn to the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Curriculum right away in my first year of medical school at U of T. So far, I’ve taken ten elective credits – and I have to say they’ve been some of the most valuable experiences I’ve had in my medical education. Read more
James Hunter Inspiring Others Through Personal Experience

Five years ago, James Hunter—one of Canada’s most respected financial entrepreneurs—was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease that progressively destroys the nerve cells we need to walk, talk, swallow and breathe. Read more
Upcoming Events

May 6, 2015   Campaign Cabinet Meeting
May 11, 2015   Student Awards Reception

Recent Events

Research Awards Reception President’s Circle Holiday Party
December 8, 2014
The President’s Circle Holiday Party is an annual event that recognizes and thanks our President’s Circle members for their generous and continued support of the University. Over 350 members joined President Meric Gertler and President’s Circle Chair Dr. Wendy M. Cecil for an evening of mingling and good cheer.
Research Awards Reception March of Dimes Canada
November 27, 2014
The Faculty of Medicine recognized the generosity of March of Dimes Canada for their recent $1.5 million gift to the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy to establish the March of Dimes Paul J. J. Martin Early Career Professorship focused on research in community re-integration following acquired brain injury. The event included speaking remarks from CEO and President of MODC Andria Spindel, and grateful patients Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden.
Research Awards Reception Colon Cancer Canada “Top to Bottom Campaign” Recognition Event
November 25, 2014
The Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Surgery hosted supporters from Colon Cancer Canada to celebrate the annual Top to Bottom Campaign. Team Toronto is comprised of six surgeons from the department and our partner teaching hospitals, raising funds to support the next generation of colon cancer specialists through the Bernard and Ryna Langer Chair General Surgery and the Surgeon Scientist Training Program, which provides graduate scholarships to surgical trainees. To date, the Top to Bottom Campaign has raised over $465,000 in support of colon cancer research at U of T.
Research Awards Reception Launch of the Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics
November 24, 2014
The Faculty of Medicine welcomed supporters to a reception celebrating the launch of the Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB) at the Donnelly Centre. CCAB Director Dr. Sachdev Sidhu, Donnelly Centre Director Brenda Andrews and Catharine Whiteside spoke about the Centre’s focus on moving ideas more quickly out of the lab and into the marketplace. The CCAB received a landmark $15 million federal grant, underscoring the government’s commitment to invest in research and innovation that improves the quality of life of Canadians.

Message from L. Trevor Young, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions at the University of Toronto

Finding Needles in the Haystack of Genomic Data

Scientists Discover Tiny Gene Fragments Linked to Brain Development and Autism

Faces of U of T Medicine: Dr. Vanessa Palter

Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Receives $1 Million Investment
from AstraZeneca Canada

The Faculty of Medicine is a place of immense inspiration, remarkable advancements and boundless impact. Please watch our Boundless campaign video that describes our campaign fundraising priorities based on the Faculty of Medicine strategic goals.

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