Collip Club

Dr. James Collip was an influential faculty member at U of A. When he first joined the university in 1915, he was a lecturer in physiology and biochemistry; by 1922, he held a full professorshhip in biochemistry. He was the head and the founder of the Department of Medical Research until 1965. He was also part of the team that helped discover insulin, and shared in Drs. Banting, MacLeod and Best's 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

The Collip Club, named in honour of Dr. James Collip, has been running for over 25 years. All Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry clinical and academic faculty, students, residents, staff and their guests are invited to attend. 

Attendees will be able enjoy a meal at the Faculty Club and listen to an hour-long lecture from medical researchers who are working within the Faculty. Please note that meals are not included as part of the lecture program and require purchase. Please note the price to RSVP and pay at the door is slightly higher than paying in advance.

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Collip Club 2018/2019

Please review the dates and speakers below. Registration is required to attend Collip Club meetings. 

Date Speaker Department Registration
October 2, 2018 Ian MacDonald Ophthalmology
November 6, 2018 Jessica Yue Physiology  
February 5, 2019 Joanna MacLean Pediatrics  
March 5, 2019 Andrea Haqq Pediatrics  
April 2, 2019 Basil Hubbard Pharmacology  Pay Now OR RSVP and Pay Later