UCalgary partners with Eyes on Ukraine initiative

The University of Calgary and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society Foundation’s Eyes on Ukraine initiative are partnering on humanitarian fellowships that train Ukrainian eye surgeons. The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Ukraine is facing a rising number of eye and eyelid injuries but lacks the doctors to adequately address these injuries. Through this partnership, UCalgary will help Canadian doctors understand Ukraine’s needs while providing Ukrainian doctors with the tools and training they need for their work. “I am hoping to learn a different approach and see how people work and see how the system works,” said Ukrainian surgeon Dr Olga Denysiuk, who is participating in the program. “Hopefully, (I can) bring that to Ukraine and start changing our system to have it like a fellowship, and residency and specialties.”

UCalgary | Winnipeg Free Press