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Welcome alumni of the School of Optometry & Vision Science

These pages are dedicated to you, our alumni! The School of Optometry and Vision Science is proud of the impact you are making to shape optometry’s future here in Canada and abroad.

50th Anniversary Alumni of Honour Awards

The 50th Anniversary Alumni of Honour Awards have been establish to mark this important milestone and acknowledge exceptional alumni who are outstanding contributors to both optometry and their communities, going above and beyond to make a difference. Nominate a colleague today!

Individuals will be selected based on the following categories:

  • Prior to 1967
  • 1968 – 1977
  • 1978 – 1987
  • 1988 – 1997
  • 1998 – 2007
  • 2008 – 2017

We invite you to nominate a graduate from either our Optometry or Vision Science program, who has made significant and proven contribution(s) in one or more of the following areas:

  • Professional Achievement: recognizes professional accomplishments/contributions.
  • Contributions to Community: recognizes accomplishments in volunteer leadership, humanitarian endeavours, in the community and public service. 

Tell us about an exceptional colleague who deserves a 50th Anniversary Alumni of Honour award. Submit details using our Alumni of Honour nomination form or by mailing hard copy to:

Andrea Carthew
Associate Director, Advancement
School of Optometry & Vision Science
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 ext. 36319

The Biennial Alumni of Honour Awards were established to celebrate Waterloo alumni who stand out as leaders and supporters both in the profession and in their communities. Recipients are nominated by their peers and recognized to have made contributions that have made a difference. 

The Alumni of Honour Awards are presented biennially during the Canadian Association of Optometrists Biennial Congress. The next awards will be given out in June 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. We know that there are many deserving alumni who we would like to honour so nominate a colleague today!

Alumni of Honour Awards 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 Alumni of Honour Award Winnners!  In July 2015 during the CAO Congress in Fredericton, NB, the School was pleased to announce our recipients:

2015 Alumni Award winners

Alumni of Honour

Young Alumni of Honour

What stands out about these outstanding individuals is their commitment to helping those in need through their charitable work as well as their leadership and ‘take charge’ attitude to advance education and new models for the delivery of eye care.

Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments and contributions to the profession, their communities and beyond!



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Alumni and friends contact

Andrea Carthew
Associate Director, Advancement
School of Optometry and Vision Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo ON  N2L 3G1
(519) 888-4567 ext. 36319
Fax: (519) 725-0784

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