Online resources on the centennial of the discovery of insulin
Throughout 2020-2021, the U of T community is coming together with clinical and industry partners to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto.
Defining Moments Canada brings the story of insulin into the classroom through historical content and lessons to support educators and students. Insulin100: Inspiration and Innovation shares the story of the life-saving discovery of insulin and follows the life of Dr. Frederick Banting in an engaging story map.
This site documents the initial period of the discovery and development of insulin, 1920-1925, at the University of Toronto. It presents over seven thousand page images reproducing original documents ranging from laboratory notebooks and charts, correspondence, writings, and published papers to photographs, awards, clippings, scrapbooks, printed ephemera and artifacts.
The Banting Legacy Foundation site provides a 3D, 360 degree self-directed Virtual Tour of Banting’s birthplace, quizzes, and educational events focused on the legacy of the insulin story.
Banting family historian, Bob Banting, shares his wealth of knowledge through this podcast focussed on lesser known details and stories of the life and times of Sir Frederick Banting.