Friday, December 6, 2013 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, December 8, 2013 — 1:00 PM EST

The Canadian Optometry Schools research conference (COSRC) is an opportunity for the two Canadian Schools to meet, share their research results and network. Traditionally, it has been an opportunity for students may present their work in a friendly atmosphere.

The 8th COSRC will be held on December 6 – 8th, 2013, in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo.

Friday, November 29, 2013 — 3:30 PM EST

Please mark your calendars for our November Vision Science Research Seminar Series (VSRSS) lecture, which will be held on November 29th, in OPT 1129, at 3:30 pm. Professor Geert J.P.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

The Lions Club is hosting its first ever Yoga Night at the School of Optometry and Vision Science! Come join us for a night of yoga taught by Jada (Optometry Doctoral student and 200 hour Registered Yoga Therapist), followed by homemade refreshments and a generous donation of hot tea from David's Tea.

Location: COETF Student Commons of the Optometry Building
Suggested minimum donation:  $5
Yoga mat rental (limited numbers): $2

Monday, November 18, 2013 — 6:00 PM EST

The Class of 2017 White Coat Ceremony will take place on Monday November 18, 2013. The ceremony will again be held in the Barbara and Jacob Sivak Lecture Theatre (OPT 347) at 6:00 p.m. followed by a non-alcoholic reception in the Student Commons area.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 — 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the 3rd annual Case ShowCase (PDF) will take place at the School of Pharmacy in Kitchener.   This event is run by the Interprofessional Educators Collaborative (IPEC) of Waterloo-Wellington.  All students, staff and faculty at the School of Optometry and Vision Science are invited to attend.

Monday, November 4, 2013 — 6:00 PM EST

Allergan has partnered with the School of Optometry and Vision Science to provide a Glaucoma Lecture Series wherein an expert in the field provides a lecture,  and a case format is then used to springboard discussion.  These are 2 hour sessions with a light dinner provided beforehand at 6:00pm. Dr. Danica Marrelli will provide the first Fall term lecture on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Location: Barbara and Jake Sivak Lecture Hall, School of Optometry and Vision Science, room 347

Friday, November 1, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT

Please mark your calendars for our 2nd Fall term Vision Science Research Seminar Series (VSRSS) lecture, which will take place on November 1st, at 3:30 pm, in OPT 1129. Martin Banks will present a lecture entitled, "Pupil shape is adaptive for many species".

Martin S Banks, PhD

Sunday, October 20, 2013 (all day)

An optometric continuing education program offered
jointly by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus
University and the School of Optometry & Vision Science,
University of Waterloo. This program is supported by an
unrestricted educational grant from Luxottica.

Lecturers:

Dr. Gregory Caldwell, OD, FAAO

Dr. Thomas Freddo, OD, FAAO

Dr. Michelle Steenbakkers, OD, FAAO

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — 6:00 PM EDT

This week's TPA Lecture Series will take place on October 16th. Dr. Harold Kim will provide a one hour lecture entitled, "The Allergy Epidemic: Emerging trends". Dr. Kim has a great deal of insight into the allergic epidemic and its effect on our populations — both our patients and ourselves!  He comes with a wealth of knowledge as an educator at both McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario. He is also a member or lead on a number of Canadian guidelines in allergy and immunology.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 6:00 PM EDT

The second lecture for this year's TPA Lecture Series will take place on October 9th, 2013. We have the distinct pleasure of introducing Drs.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 (all day)

The 2013 Optometry Rack Pack will be participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday October 6, 2013, which raises money for breast cancer research. The Optometry Rack Pack would like to invite all faculty, staff, students, as well as their family and friends, to join the team or make a donation to support the cause.

Thank you in advance!

Friday, September 27, 2013 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Location; South Campus Hall, University of Waterloo

Come and enjoy a three course meal, live music, amazing door prizes, a silent auction, and MORE!!!
Tickets are $45 each (with $15 tax receipt) or a special price of 2 tickets for $80 (with $20 tax receipt)

Friday, September 27, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT

Please mark your calendars for our first Vision Science Research Seminar Series (VSRSS) lecture of the 2013 Fall term, which will take place September 27th, at 3:30 pm, in OPT 1129. Derek van der Kooy will present a lecture entitled, "Retinal Stem Cells".

Derek van der Kooy, PhD

Professor

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

The opening lecture for this year's TPA Lecture Series will be this Wednesday, September 25th.  Dr. Jerry Nolfi will present a lecture entitled "I've Graduated, Now What? Making the Transition from Optometry School".

Saturday, September 14, 2013 (all day)
Optometry Clinics
Friday, June 21, 2013 — 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Mary Power and Jane Holbrook, from the Centre for Teaching Excellence, will provide a workshop to all Optometry faculty, staff, and students, entitled What the Flip?

Monday, June 17, 2013 (all day) to Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (all day)

The School of Optometry and Vision Science is proud to host the XIV Biennial Meeting of the Child Vision Research Society (CVRS), which we are jointly hosting with the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT

Please reserve Wednesday June 12th at 7:00 p.m. for our reception in honour of the Optometry Doctoral (OD) graduating class of 2013.

Location: room 347.

Friday, May 31, 2013 (all day) to Sunday, June 2, 2013 (all day)

Continuing Education (CE) Weekend 2013

The  School of Optometry and Vision Science Continuing Education (CE) 2013 weekend will focus on primary care optometry.  Many aspects of primary care will be covered including management of anterior segment disease, management of glaucoma, what’s new in contact lenses, management of the low vision patient, sports vision, management of dry eye disease and children’s vision.

Registration is now available.

Useful links:

  • Schedule for CE 2013
  • Assistant and Staff CE 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Alumni Reception will be held at the Westin, in Ottawa, as part of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) Symposium. The School's new Director, Dr. Paul Murphy, will be attending, so if you have not had an opportunity to meet him, please join us.

Friday, April 26, 2013 (all day) to Sunday, April 28, 2013 (all day)

The 2013 Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) Symposium will be held at the Westin in Ottawa.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 — 3:30 PM EDT

Please mark your calendars for our Keynote Vision Science Research Seminar Series (VSRSS) lecture, which will take place April 22nd, in OPT 1129, at 3:30 pm.  Carla Fehr will present a lecture entitled, "Trust Me, I’m a Scientist: Scientists and Their Interactions With the Public".

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The 2013 Vision Science Graduate Student Research Conference will conclude with a half day on Tuesday, April 23rd, resuming at 3:30pm for the conference Keynote lecture and reception.

Please join us! No registration is required

Location: OPT 1129

Monday, April 22, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

The 2013 Vision Science Graduate Student Research Conference will be a full day of talks on Monday, April 22nd, and a half day on Tuesday, April 23rd, resuming at 3:30pm for the conference Keynote lecture and reception.

Please join us! No registration is required

Location: OPT 1129

Friday, March 22, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Please mark your calendars for our March Vision Science Research Seminar Series (VSRSS) lecture, which will take place March 22nd, in OPT 1129, at 3:30 pm. Dr. Bill Stell will present a lecture entitled, "Myopia - The Long and Short of It".

Presenter

William (Bill) Stell, PhD, MD

Professor

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