COVID-19 Updates

BBDC Office Closure
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre offices at 200 Elizabeth Street are closed until further notice. However, BBDC staff are working remotely from home and can be reached by email.

2020 Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship Program Cancelled
March 31, 2020
The Government of Ontario has extended the Province-wide declaration of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 for at least another two weeks. Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and the situation is not likely to improve in the near future. As a result, the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre has decided to cancel the 2020 Charles Hollenberg Summer Studentship program.

2020/2021 Graduate Studentship Competition
March 19, 2020
We will continue to hold a 2020/2021 BBDC Graduate Studentships competition. Applications will only be accepted by email.  Do not deliver applications to our office. Please email your application, transcript, and OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment form to  If possible, email items as 1 PDF document.  Limit the file size to 10 MB and do not add security features to the PDF document such as password protection. Since it may be difficult for students to obtain official transcripts at this time, we will accept unofficial copies (e.g. screen shots or copies printed from the post-secondary institution’s website). Digital signatures on page 9 of the application form are also acceptable. See the revised application form for complete instructions.

BBDC Travel-Related Competitions Cancelled
March 19, 2020
Due to travel restrictions and word-wide conference cancellations, we have cancelled the following travel-related competitions:

Event Cancellations
March 19, 2020