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 will have additional cost.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Andrew Simmonds
Department of Cell Biology
Email: andrew.simmonds@ualberta.ca


Collip Club 2014/2015

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


Closed Open
Date Speaker Department Registration
October 4, 2016 Gary Eitzen Cell Biology
November 1, 2016 Monica Gorassini Biomedical Engineering  
February 7, 2017 Rachel Wevrick Medical Genetics  Open
March 7, 2017 Michael Houghton Medical Microbiology & Immunology  
April 4, 2017 Daniel Graf School of Dentistry