Past Events

Belleville Honours Collip

Mayor Mitch Panciuk, Richard Hughes, and Ian Sullivan unveil monument in honour of James Bertram Collip in Belleville, Ontario  (Photo: Quinte News)

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. Watch video highlights of the event (6 minutes)

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.

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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