Past Events

Belleville Honours Collip

I delivered the keynote address at the unveiling of a monument at the Dr. Collip Courtyard and Reflection Garden along the Kiwanis Bayshore Trail on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in J.B. Collip’s hometown of Belleville, Ontario.

Also in attendance for the ceremony were Mayor Mitch Panciuk, City Council, members of the Dr. James Bertram Collip Memorial Committee, Prof. Christopher Rutty (medical historian, University of Toronto), representatives of Diabetes Canada, members of the Collip family and other esteemed guests.

“The positive response we have received from the diabetes and medical community, and Dr. Collip’s family members across North America is very exciting,” said Dr. James Betram Collip Memorial Committee Chair Rowland Tipper. “We look forward to welcoming them to our city and sharing this tribute to Dr. Collip with them during this historic unveiling event.”

Past Events

100 Years of Insulin Celebration

June 16, 2021 – Alberta Diabetes Institute

I participated in the ADI 100 Years of Insulin Celebration, a half-day seminar (online) that combined science and story-telling to celebrate the discovery of insulin. My talk was entitled “Extracts and enterprise: J. B. Collip, insulin’s forgotten man.” I examined the connection of Collip’s experiences at the University of Alberta to his contributions to the insulin research. Event information