There are a number of ways to support the department and its activities:
The Dr. Ian Witterick Excellence in Mentorship and Education Fund
This endowed fund was established by Dr. Witterick's Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery Fellows. It honours his commitment to mentorship in otolaryngology and the extensive impact he has had on surgical education and training at U of T. Please join his fellows in acknowledging his life-long dedication to mentorship and the significant positive influence he has had on the careers of many young surgeons. Read more
Raymond Ng and Wendy Chui Foundation for Innovation in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Through a generous donation from the Raymond Ng and Wendy Chui Foundation for Innovation in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in concert with the University of Toronto Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery will be funding cutting-edge research focused on innovation, commercialization and acceleration of discoveries that will improve the lives of patients in Canada and beyond. The hope is for the fund to be a catalyst in encouraging collaborations across complementary fields and provide the support necessary to ensure a successful innovation process leading to commercialization. Read more
In 1985, the Department established the Alumni Trust Fund. This fund holds annual dues and other donations to the Department from alumni. Funds are invested in the University’s Expendable Funds Investment Pool (EFIP) so as to earn a maximum rate of return. Expenditures from the fund are at the discretion of the Chair, however the fund has traditionally been used to enhance the teaching and research components of the Department’s programs.
As of June 2016, there are over 297 graduates of the residency program, and over 423 fellows who have completed a fellowship in the department. These graduates and fellows are scattered globally and are a great source of pride for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. A number of receptions are held in conjunction with society meetings in Canada and the US. Annually a dinner is held in Toronto where graduates from the residency program are honoured.