- Launch event photo gallery
- Continuing Education – an elevated program providing 18-20hrs of credits. Please see our full program here.
- Weekend highlights – event and registration information
- Alumni of Honour Awards – Nominate someone for this special honour
- Registration and accommodation information – room blocks available now so book early! Registration to open Spring 2017
50th anniversary merchandise is available! Go to the following sites to order online (ships anywhere in Canada):
Friday, September 22nd
- Graduate student poster session and lunch – meet our Vision Science graduate students and learn more about the variety of innovative research at the School
- Clair Bobier Lecture
Dr. John Dowling - Gordon and Llura Gund Research Professor of Neurosciences. Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Alumni Skit Night
Perform and compete to be the 50th Anniversary Skit Night Champions! Teams can be your classmates, colleagues from your practice or from your town/city or a group of friends from the program. Check back for sign up details
Saturday, September 23rd
- Tradeshow – mingle with our corporate partners and learn about the newest and greatest products. Prizes to be won!
- Emerson Woodruff Lecture
Dr. Susan Vitale - Research Epidemiologist, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications. National Eye Institute (NEI) - National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
- Gala featuring the Lost Faculties
A formal affair where classes and colleagues can gather over a four course meal and special guest speakers to honour and celebrate the School’s 50th Anniversary
Reunited for our 50th, dance the night away with the Lost Faculties!
Sunday, September 24th
- Wrap-up BBQ
As the 50th Anniversary weekend comes to a close, we will host a BBQ for all alumni, students, faculty and staff. A fun afternoon, we hope you come for the food, to mingle and cheer on the teams in our Road Hockey Tournament.
- Road Hockey Tournament
Hockey is a long-standing tradition at the School. This tournament will be a way to show your “Canadian-ness, engage in some friendly competition and have some fun!
Teams will be a mixture of alumni, students, faculty and staff to ensure that there is an even blend of experience. Once set, make up your team name - shirts will be provided.
- Plan a Class Reunion during our 50th Celebration weekend. We can help! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-888-4567 ext. 36319
Inn of Waterloo – King St., Waterloo - this is the location of our Gala event. Group rate of $169/night. 1-866-875-6410 or theinnofwaterloo.com. To see availability on their website, you will need to enter access/promo code “UoW/OPTOMETRY” in the bottom of the blue box on the left hand side of their web page.
Delta – Erb St., Uptown Waterloo. Group rate of $179/night. Book your group rate for University of Waterloo Optometry 50th Anniversary
Courtyard Marriott – St. Jacob’s, ON. Group rate of $139/night. Book your group rate for University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science
St. Paul’s College – on campus, limited availability. $95/night. https://emea.littlehotelier.com/properties/stpaulsuniversity
Our 50th Anniversary events and initiatives are made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors. We would like to thank and acknowledge the following corporate partners: