Collins Surgical Day
The annual resident research day for trainees at the University of Ottawa surgical programs, commenced in 1979. In 1984, this memorable day became known as the Collins Surgical Day, named in honor of Dr. W. E. Collins, Emeritus Professor of Surgery and the first Coordinator of the Surgical Training Programs (1976-1984). His contributions to the University and to surgical education are remembered annually on this day.
Collins Surgical Day is held in May each year and is attended by surgical staff, trainees and an ‘Honoured Guest’; an outstanding surgeon is invited to visit the Department and the sponsoring Division. Podium and poster presentations are given during the day. The Collins Day Reception and Dinner are held in the evening with presentations of research prizes and teaching awards, as well as recognition of the graduating residents and fellows.