March 2015
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Cressy retrospective: where are they now?
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of U of T’s Cressy Student Leadership Awards. Catch up with three past recipients and where their careers have taken them.

Vas Moro BSc(PT)’96
Geoffrey Ibbotson MD’94
Jovana Kaludjervoric PhD’12

In memorium
The University of Toronto received the news of the death of Dr. John Evans with sadness at our collective loss, and gratitude for his decades of contributions to diverse facets of Canadian society. Those who had the privilege of working with him mourn the passing of a great friend and mentor.
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Science shows the HPV vaccine has no dark side
The HPV vaccine was created to prevent an infection that causes cancer. That is pretty exciting. After all, Terry Fox’s arduous marathon a day was to raise money for a cancer cure. Did he even imagine that we would have a vaccine to prevent cancer?
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How safe are general anesthetics for infants?
Human trials are urgently needed to determine the dangers posed by general anesthetics to the forming brains of infants and toddlers, a panel of experts says.
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Think you can now slather butter all over everything? Not so fast
It was the best nutritional news anyone had read in a long time: experts were wrong to say that people should avoid butter and other saturated fats! One British newspaper even put together a “shopping list” that included cake, pie, lard and fatty cuts of meat.
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Grad year ending in ‘0 or ‘5? It’s your time to celebrate!
From exhibits and lectures to burgers and receptions, you’ll find an eclectic mix of fun and exciting ways to spend your weekend.
For Faculty of Medicine Spring Reunion events contact Morgan Tilley at or by phone at 416-978-3588. For information about university-wide events, visit
Recognize Outstanding Alumni
From health research and innovation, to contributing to the Faculty of Medicine community, our alumni make an impact in Canada and across the globe.

Help us recognize your outstanding fellow alumni and their achievements by nominating a Faculty of Medicine graduate for one of the Dean’s Alumni Awards:
•  Alumni Volunteerism Award
•  Lifetime Achievement Award
•  Rising Star Award

For more information about eligibility and criteria or to access the nomination form, please visit Nominations deadline is June 12th, 2015.
Order of Ontario
Four Faculty members have been appointed to the Order of Ontario.
Honours and awards page >
The Faculty of Medicine’s Boundless campaign is nearing a landmark milestone. Read U of T Medicine Campaign Newsletter to learn about the campaign’s success, impact and how alumni can play a role in helping us reach our $500 million campaign goal.
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MedSoc President Narayan Chattergoon speaks as Dean Trevor Yong listens on,  Pink Shirt Day February 2015.
Q & A with Dr. Bernard Langer
Dr. Bernard Langer (MD ‘5T6) is a former Chair of the Department of Surgery and one of the early experts in liver surgery. One of Dr. Langer’s many contributions is the creation of the Surgeon-Scientist Training Program, which provides research training for surgical residents interested in careers in academic medicine and fosters the development of surgical specialties.
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Preview of the future of medicine
What will medicine look like in 20, 50 or 100 years? Does “Big Data” have all the answers, and if so, will we be able to find them? Will we all have avatars made up of our own cells? Will there finally be a cure for cancer and the common cold? Researchers, clinicians and educators from across the Faculty make some bold predictions in the spring issue of U of T Medicine -- watch for it in May.
March 27, 2015   Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Event - Las Vegas, NV
For more information contact Morgan Tilley at or 416-978-3588.
April 29, 2015   MAM student/alumni event
For more information contact Rohini Chopra at or 416-946-0542.
April 23, 2015   Dept. of Surgery Alumni Reception in San Diego, CA
May 7, 2015   Otolaryngology Percy Ireland Dinner and Day
For more information contact Rohini Chopra at or 416-946-0542.
May 13, 2015   Physiology Macallum Lecture & Alumni Reception
May 21, 2015   Nutritional Sciences Lecture and Networking Night
For more information contact Morgan Tilley at or 416-978-3588.
May 29, 2015   SPRING REUNION Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alumni Associaion Wine and Cheese
For more information contact Morgan Tilley at or 416-978-3588.
May 30, 2015   SPRING REUNION Nutritional Sciences Luncheon
For more information contact Morgan Tilley at or 416-978-3588.
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