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The University of Toronto was initially established as King’s College in 1827. In its current form, the university has one campus in Mississauga and another in Scarborough in addition to the original Toronto campus. The university is affiliated with 10 hospitals in metropolitan Toronto, and its research library is the largest in Canada. The student body has grown to include 67,128 undergraduates and 15,885 graduates, and the faculty is made up of 12,589 scholars in a range of disciplines.

The Department of Pharmacology was established at the University of Toronto in 1887 along with the Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry. In 1907, Professor Velyien Henderson (1877–1945) took over as head of the Department of Pharmacy. He is considered one of the founders of North American ...

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