Oct 2011

Making History

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50 years ago, Canadian scientists Jim Till and Ernest McCulloch made history. Their discovery of stem cells opened up an entirely new field of biomedical science — and it first started in Toronto at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Tonight we are returning home to the Princess Margaret Hospital for the official launch of the new book Dreams & Due Diligence: Till & McCulloch’s Stem Cell Discovery & Legacy.

Author Joe Sornberger will have a conversation with one of the heroes of his groundbreaking new book, Dr. James Till, and Dr. Michael Rudnicki, Scientific Director of the Stem Cell Network and Director of the Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research. Moderated by Dr. Kirsty Duncan (MP for Etobicoke North and member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health), they will speak candidly about how the discovery was made, how this important field of science has grown, Canada’s international strength, and what the future may hold.

We’re proud to be presenting this historical evening with the University of Toronto Press in the very building where Till and McCulloch made their revolutionary stem cell discovery.

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