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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 50th Anniversary events

Continuing Education – an elevated program providing 18-20 hours of credits. Registration is now open, and our full program (PDF) is available here.

Alumni of Honour Awards – Nominate someone for this special honour before May 12th!

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  1. July 14, 2017Working together to develop the School's Vision2022 strategic planRound table discussions in progress

    The Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (WOVS) reached an important milestone in its Vision2022 strategic planning exercise. On Wednesday, July 12, a Strategic Planning Workshop was held at the St. George Hall Conference and Events Centre, in Waterloo, which was attended by 35 invited faculty, staff and students from the School and Faculty of Science.

  2. July 1, 2017Our School has a new Director, Dr. Stanley Woo

    The University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce that Stanley Woo, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO joined the School on July 1st, 2017 as its next Director.

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

    The School of Optometry and Vision Science continued its winning streak at the 2017 University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Emmanuel Alabi, one of our Vision Science PhD candidates, not only took home $1,000 for winning the university level competition but also captivated the audience, and earned the People’s Choice award.

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  1. Sep. 5 to 9, 2017Welcome Week 2017

    Welcome Week for all optometry students

    Welcome to our new first year students, and to all those coming back after summer vacation!

  2. 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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