Alumni & Giving

Alumni

Alumni of the U of T Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences (DOVS) go back to 1947. The department annually graduates the largest number of residents of any ophthalmology program in Canada.

There are two Alumni meetings each year, coordinated with the conference dates of the major professional associations of ophthalmology.

June – as part of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society conference (location varies).
October – as part of the American Association of Ophthalmology (location varies).

Alumni Awards

There is no doubt that the collective contributions of all our residency and fellowship graduates, as well as faculty and researchers, are having a very positive impact on eye health throughout the world. However, there are also those few whose names are oft repeated among our global alumni community and whose feats have moved the profession forward in exceptional ways.

The University of Toronto's Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences (DOVS) has created two awards to recognize their exemplary achievements.

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

The Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2014 to recognize alumni who have excelled in the field of ophthalmology, including related leadership, teaching, or humanitarian endeavours, and whose accomplishments have brought distinction and honour to their alma mater.

See Criteria for Nomination for this award.

Download the Nomination Form.

Award recipients are listed in the Awards Section.

Alumni Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award was created in 2014 to recognize distinguished alumni who are highly regarded for their humanitarian contributions to patient care, ophthalmology, society, or philanthropy in general. Their humanitarian endeavours and accomplishments must have brought distinction and honour to their alma mater.

For Criteria for Nomination for this award, please contact our department.

Download the Nomination Form.

Award recipients will be listed in the Awards Section.