Helping people see

The School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, provides the only English optometric training in Canada leading to an accredited Doctor of Optometry degree. The school also provides a graduate program in Vision Science and Optometry. Extensive clinic programs support practical experience for students, and health services for the public. Read more about the School of Optometry...

  1. July 4, 2019Stem cell donors needed for Karam Kaur
    Karam Kaur

    One of our Optometry students, Karam Kaur, has been diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer and will need a bone marrow stem cell transplant.

    To help Karam find a matching donor, we’re encouraging people between the ages of 17 and 35 to register for Canadian Blood Service’s stem cell donation program, either in person or online. As part of the registration process, you’ll be asked to swab the inside of your mouth to collect cell samples.

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  2. June 20, 2019Student Dania Abuleil receives grant from prestigious scientific society
    Dania Abuleil stands in front of photos of past optometry graduating classes

    Dania Abuleil, a PhD student at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, has received a research grant from Sigma Xi, one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world.

    Funding from the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program will support Dania’s efforts to objectively measure changes in the brain following electrical stimulation.

  3. June 17, 2019Celebrating the Class of 2019
    The RACH Memorial Award  Presented to Kaitlyn Skinner  by Rachel’s mother, Mrs. Joanne Higgins

    As another academic year comes to a close, the School of Optometry & Vision Science is celebrating the achievements of our newest graduates.

    On June 12, family and friends of the Doctor of Optometry Class of 2019 visited the School for our annual Graduation Celebration, traditionally held the evening before Convocation. The evening began with the presentation of the Graduation Awards. Dr. Natalie Hutchings served as MC, welcoming the audience with the warmth and humour she’s known for.

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