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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...

Upcoming Vision Science Research Seminars:

Wednesday, 29th Mar 2017

Dr. Martin Steinbach, York University, Canada

Theme: Eye Movements, Strabismus

Tuesday, 25th April 2017 - GSRC Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Porreca, University of Waterloo, Canada

 Theme: Vision and Medieval Magic

  1. Mar. 24, 2017Our own Emmanuel Alabi wins the University Three Minute Thesis 2017 competition!

    The Faculty of Science, School of Optometry and Vision Science, continues its winning streak at the University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition yesterday. Emmanuel Alabi, one of our Vision Science PhD candidates, not only took home $1,000 for winning the University level competition but also captivated many hearts to earn the People’s Choice award.

  2. Mar. 1, 2017Optometry competes in Science’s 3 Minute Thesis heat

    The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

    The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Rob Hill, kicked off the competition and hosted the event.

  3. Feb. 14, 2017Patricia Hrynchak: Engaging Students Through Team-Based Learning

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  1. Mar. 25 to 26, 2017Canadian Interdisciplinary Vision Rehabilitation Conference (CIVRC)Canadian Interdisciplinary Vision Rehabilitation Conference logo

    The first Canadian interdisciplinary weekend vision rehabilitation conference will be held at the School of Optometry and Vision Science in March 2017. It will be of interest to all professionals who are, or would like to be, involved in low vision rehabilitation. Included is a new lecture, named for Dr George Woo. The inaugural George Woo lecturer will be Joan Stelmack (Director, Low Vision Service, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois).

  2. Apr. 24 to 25, 2017Vision Science Graduate Research Conference 2017

    You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Vision Science Graduate Research Conference, taking place on April 24th and 25th in OPT 1129. Presentations will commence at 9:15 a.m. The schedule of presenters is listed below.

  3. Sep. 22 to 24, 2017The School is Turning 50!

    Please save the date and plan on joining us for a weekend celebration!

    The weekend events will include:

    CE – to feature some outstanding speakers

    Alumni Skit Night competition – Get your team together now and sign up to participate.

    Banquet and dance, featuring the Lost Faculties!  Yes they have agreed to reunite for this special milestone.

    Hockey tournament (tbc) – This will depend on our ability to secure ice time.  Stay tuned.

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