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Farber Distinguished Visiting Lecture

A dedicated pathologist, biochemist and educator, Professor Emeritus Emmanuel Farber was a pioneer in cancer research and a world-renowned experimental pathologist. Throughout his career he trained and mentored students who went on to become exceptional academic pathologists, with several of his trainees becoming Chairs of Pathology across North America. Since he was a major proponent of hypothesis-based experimental research, his favorite saying was “Show me!” – and students and faculty members alike had to respond to this call for conclusions based on solid experimental data.

Dr. Farber was the Chair of U of T’s Department of Pathology from 1975 to 1986, and left a lasting legacy in the Department and the entire Faculty of Medicine. In memory of Dr. Farber, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, along with family, friends, former trainees and colleagues, is establishing the Farber Distinguished Visiting Lecture. The funds from this lectureship will allow us to invite an esteemed lecturer to the University of Toronto and provide our students with the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the very best in the world.

Our goal is to raise $120,000 for the lectureship, and the Farber family has generously agreed to personally match any donations for this initiative to a maximum of $30,000.

If you are interested in making a donation to this lecture, please visit

Or Send a Cheque to: Donations Management, 21 King’s College Circle , Toronto, ON M5S 3J3
Payable to: U of T, Faculty of Medicine
In memory of: Prof. Emmanuel Farber  for the Farber Distinguished Visiting Lecture


In Memoriam

With great sadness we announce the death of Professor Meredith M. Silver, MBBS (Adelaide), MSc (McGill), FRCPC, FRCPA on April 25, 2014.

Dr. Meredith Silver was a Pathologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor Emerita, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

A memorial reception was held on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  In memory of Dr. Meredith Silver please consider making a donation to the:

Meredith & Malcolm Silver Scholarship in Cardiovascular Studies To be awarded to a graduate student who has maintained or achieved honour standing during his/her residency with the Department of LMP and with a demonstrated interest in cardiovascular research.

Cheques may be mailed to:  Donations Management, 21 King’s College Circle , Toronto, ON  M5S 3J3
Payable to:  U of T, Faculty of Medicine
In memory of:  Prof. Meredith M. Silver for the Meredith & Malcolm Silver Scholarship in Cardiovascular Studies


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