Dr. Elizabeth Irving


 Elizabeth L Irving is a Professor at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science, with a cross appointment to the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. She was the head of the Binocular Vision Service at the School until taking up a Canada Research Chair in 2001. She is an Affiliated Scientist with the Vision Science Research Program at the Toronto Western Hospital, with adjunct appointments to the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto and the CVR at York University. Dr. Irving is a clinician scientist with interests in binocular vision, change in visual/ocular function across the lifespan, adaptation to the visual environment and the development of scientifically defendable vision standards for driving.

Beth Irving

Awards and Honours

  • University Research Chair, University of Waterloo, 2012-2019
  • Canada Research Chair in Vision Science Renewal, 2006–2011
  • Premier’s Research Excellence Award, 2002-2007
  • Canada Research chair in Vision Science, 2001-2006
  • Royal Society of Canada's Alice Wilson Award, 1994.
  • Medical Research Council of Canada Post-doctoral fellowship, 1994-1996.
  • Klaus Stenzil Memorial Research Award, 1992
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1992.
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, 1990-1992
  • Algate Award for outstanding scholastic standing, 1991
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship, 1989-1991.
  • Governor General's Gold Medal, 1990
  • Dean's Award in Optometry for M.Sc. thesis, 1990
  • Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund MSc thesis support, 1989

University of Waterloo

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