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Spring Reunion
May 27th – 31st, 2015 is Spring Reunion on U of T’s three campuses.

In addition to reunion events, the Faculty of Medicine is pleased to have three faculty members presenting during this year’s “Stress Free Degree Series” being held during the University of Toronto’s Spring Reunion weekend.

To learn more about Spring Reunion, please click here to watch a short video about this incredible weekend or visit to see a full list of events on offer.
In memorium
Dr. George Connell

With the passing of Professor George Connell, the University’s 12th president (1984-1990), the University of Toronto community has lost a great leader, scientist, colleague, and friend.
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To make a memorial gift to the George and Sheila Connell Fund visit
Get a celiac test before giving up gluten
Gluten-free is one of the biggest nutritional crazes in the world right now. It’s become a greater enemy than fat and carbohydrates, with many people reporting they lose weight, gain energy and feel better without it. The fad has taken nutritional scientists like me by surprise, because most people don’t have any gluten problems that we can find.
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Team approach to medicine frees up the line
Pharmacists are giving flu shots. Nurse practitioners are prescribing medication. And physician assistants are taking care of patients in the emergency department. In the past decade, Ontarians have seen more and more traditional physician duties performed by a range of health-care providers. Is this a good thing?
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Humans of 1T7
Get to know some of our students, and the future of health care, through a quirky online directory of the Meds Class of 1T7.

Third Annual Faculty of Medicine Alumni Awards
Our alumni make an impact in Canada and across the globe with their leadership, innovation and commitment. Nominations are now open for the Dean's Alumni Awards:
  • Alumni Volunteerism Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rising Star Award
The nomination deadline is June 12th, 2015. For information please visit

Double Your Impact
The Boundless Promise program is an exciting opportunity to double your impact in support of the next generation of global citizens.

U of T will match, in perpetuity and on a 1:1 basis, the annual income generated by new endowments established with a minimum of $25,000. Limited matching funding is still available to the Faculty of Medicine until December 2015. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Carrie Murphy at or 416-978-7915.

Farber Distinguished Visiting Lecture
A dedicated pathologist, biochemist and educator, Professor Emeritus Emmanuel Farber was a pioneer in cancer research and a world-renowned experimental pathologist. Learn more about why the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology is establishing the Farber Distinguished Visiting Lecture.
Campaign to date:
$402,480,783* of $500,000,000

of our Campaign total has been generously donated by our alumni
Read the 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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Doctors at @stmikeshospital are prescribing books for their young patients
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Alumni Profile: Dr. Michael Greenberg
Meet one of our distinguished alumni, former neurosurgery resident Dr. Michael Greenberg.
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Big Data: Are We Ready?
Explore the Future of Medicine in our new U of T Medicine magazine.

Throughout May and June 2015   SPRING REUNION Medical Alumni Association Reunions
May 7, 2015   Otolaryngology Percy Ireland Dinner and Day
May 13, 2015   Physiology Macallum Lecture & Alumni Reception
May 19, 2015   Psychiatry Alumni Award Presentation and Reception
May 21, 2015   Nutritional Sciences Lecture and Networking Night
May 28, 2015   SPRING REUNION Speech-Language Pathology Jazz Night
For more information and to register, please visit the Spring Reunion Website
May 29, 2015   SPRING REUNION Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alumni Association Wine and Cheese
For more information please visit the Spring Reunion website
May 30, 2015   SPRING REUNION Nutritional Sciences Luncheon
For more information and to register, please visit the Spring Reunion Website
May 30, 2015   Biomedical Communications 70th Anniversary Alumni Reunion and Gala
June 1, 2015   SPRING REUNION Medical Alumni Association Convocation Banquet
The Meds classes of 4T5, 5T0, 6T0 and 6T5 with the graduating class of 2015 will be among the honored classes at the MAA Convocation Banquet. Contact the MAA at
June 4, 2015   Molecular Genetics Career Development Alumni Symposium
June 6, 2015   Canadian Otolaryngology Society Alumni Reception in Winnipeg
For more information please contact Rohini Chopra at or 416-946-0542.
June 12, 2015   The J.F. Walker Lecture sponsored by The Donalda Jean McGeachy Memorial Lecture Series
6 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, ON Canada M5S 3H2
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