Insulin100: Inspiration and Innovation will share the story of the uniquely Canadian and collaborative life-saving discovery and development of insulin, follow the life of Dr. Frederick Banting as an example of a ground-breaking scientist, and encourage further exploration into Canada’s rich and diverse history of scientific and medical innovations.

Defining Moments Canada brings the story of insulin into your classroom through historical content and lessons to support educators and students.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. We have developed new lesson plans, historical articles, and microhistories – easily adapted for both physical and digital classrooms – with multiple cross-disciplinary entry points. Insulin100will showcase stories demonstrating the impact that diabetes has had on Canadian communities over the last 100 years.

Dr. Chris Rutty has prepared a series of historical articles which tell the story of discovery and development in great detail. Start your exploration here.

How will you tell the story of this defining Canadian moment in your classroom?

Featured News Stories

What is diabetes? (Meshari Alwashmi and Gerald Mugford)
Syndemic Thinking and Diabetes (Judith Littleton, Heather Battles, Evelyn Marsters)
Insulin and the Unessay (Madeleine Mant)
Animals in the Lab (Katharine Browne and David Hanwell)
Manufacturing Hope (John Lorinc)
Syndemics and Health (Merrill Singer)

Read our Call for Stories or email to learn more about how you can be involved with this exciting commemoration.

Commemorating Insulin 100 video

For more information

Read the press release