The Continuing Professional Development committee is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Slinger from the Department of Anesthesia has agreed to take up the role as our Chair of the CPD Committee of Faculty Council beginning this fall.
In addition to his teaching role at the University of Toronto, Professor Slinger serves as an anaesthesiologist at Toronto General Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario, and from there went on to a residency at the University of Alberta before serving as a family practioner in Yellowknife for five years. Resident positions in McGill and the University of Montreal led to an anaesthesiologist position at Montreal General Hospital.
After having worked and studied in every corner of Canada, Peter began to put down roots at the University of Toronto and has been with us for the last nineteen years.
Peter’s passion for continuing education is evident when he speaks about the community of professionals united by the department.
“I am fascinated that health care professionals continue to use their own time on weekends and evenings to travel to CPD events when there is an ever-expanding body of health care teaching available online,” Professor Slinger says.
“I believe that there is something in the process of learning in person with a group – whether from a lecture, workshop or problem-based discussion – that is very important, poorly understood, and needs to be appreciated.”
When he’s not in operating rooms and lecture halls, Peter spends his free time on golf courses and hockey rinks. He also enjoys spending quality time with his grandchildren.