Friday, November 28, 2014 — 3:30 PM EST

This month's topic is about concussions and we are honoured to invite our guest speaker, Dr. Mike CinelliAssociate Professor from Wilfred Laurier University to share his expertise on the topic. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 — 6:00 PM EST

The TPA lecture scheduled for Wednesday, November 26th, has been cancelled.

Friday, November 14, 2014 — 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM MST

Those attending the 2014 American Academy of Optometry conference are welcomed to attend a reception hosted by the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science and the Centre for Contact Lens Research. Join us here to honour award winners and connect with fellow alumni, industry partners, students and friends. 

Monday, November 3, 2014 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

The Class of 2018 White Coat Ceremony will take place in the Barbara and Jacob Sivak Lecture Theatre (Optometry room 347). The event will be followed by a reception in the Student Commons area.

Friday, October 31, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

This month's seminar feature is ocular surface and we are honoured to invite special guest speaker Dr. Carolyn G. Begley from Indiana University to discuss her knowledge of the topic with us. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT

The next presentation for this year's TPA Lecture Series will take place on Wednesday, October 29th. Dr. Hugh Jellie will present a lecture entitled, "New Trends and Innovation in Refractive Surgery (LASIK)".

All third and fourth year students, graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a light dinner at 5:30 p.m., with the lecture following at 6:00 p.m. in the Barb & Jacob Sivak Lecture Theatre (OPT 347).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

On Wednesday October 22, 2014, the 4th annual Case Showcase will run at the University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy in Kitchener. This event is run by the Interprofessional Educators Collaborative (IPEC) of Waterloo-Wellington (see the Case Showcase flyer for further event details and parking instructions).  Student teams from optometry, pharmacy, medicine, social work and other health programs in the area will present cases to an audience of health students and faculty.

The event will run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and there will be food provided.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 (all day)

Register online today!

The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to invite alumni to come back to Waterloo to enjoy our reunion events, celebrate your class anniversary or reconnect with your fellow alumni!

Events and accommodation information.

Friday, September 26, 2014 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

On the evening of Friday September 26th you are invited to the third annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser! This is a unique culinary experience where you will be served a delicious dinner while blindfolded.  All proceeds raised go to Optometry Giving Sight providing eye care programs, vision centers and training in developing countries. For more information about this charity, please visit

Friday, September 26, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

Our first research seminar of the series will focus on the topic of ocular drug delivery and we are honoured to invite our guest speaker, Dr. Vladimir Bantseev from Genentech Inc. to share his knowledge on the subject. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (all day) to Saturday, September 6, 2014 (all day)

Please see the Student Welcome Week web page for an overview of events hosted by the School during the first week of September, before classes begin.

Friday, June 6, 2014 (all day) to Sunday, June 8, 2014 (all day)

The theme this year is Primary Care Optometry and the topics will include:

Ocular emergencies, corneal degenerations and dystrophies, imaging interpretation, grand rounds, gonioscopy, dry eye disease, electrodiagnostic, low vision, patients with developmental disabilities

See the program pages for more information

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 — 4:00 PM EDT

The Warrior Athletics program, and our own Dr. Kristine Dalton, will be hosting a lecture at the School of Optometry and Vision Science lecture hall (OPT 1129).

All are welcome, but please RSVP to Jenny Mackay for this event.

Further details are available in the event poster (PDF).

Saturday, April 26, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

The Lost Faculties will give their final performance at the annual Ontario Association of Optometrists Symposium uWaterloo alumni event!

Further details are included in the Lost Faculties event poster.

Location: Hennepin Ballroom, Marriot Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — 7:00 PM EDT

A free public lecture, hosted by the Faculty of Science, will take place at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, entitled Energy and Environment: Risk and the Future.

The location of this event is Optometry Rm. 347.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

Please mark your calendars for our final Vision Science Research Seminar Series (VSRSS) lecture of the Winter 2014 term, which will be held on April 22nd, in OPT 1129, at 3:30 pm. International bestselling author Susana Martinez-Conde will present a lecture entitled, "Vision is all about change".

Monday, April 21, 2014 (all day) to Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (all day)

The 2014 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

Monday, April 7, 2014 — 6:15 PM EDT
John Nolan

The Future of Private Practice – Enhancing Vision for Life
During this one hour course, Prof. Nolan focuses on the role of nutrition for vision and age related blindness. Prof. Nolan examines the importance of carotenoids for visual performance and how it can reduce the risk of Macular Degeneration.

Monday, March 24, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT

Allergan has partnered with the School of Optometry and Vision Science to provide a Glaucoma Rounds 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. Murray Fingeret will provide our first 2014 lecture entitled Glaucoma Progression

Time: Monday, March 24th, 6:00 light dinner and 6:30-9:00 lecture

Monday, March 24, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo Sports Vision Club invites you to a seminar entitled, Sports and the Visual System: Innovations in Diagnosis, Monitoring and Training.

Refreshments will be provided following the presentation.

Guest speaker: Dr. Syed Khizer Khaderi, M.D.

  • University of California Davis Sports Vision Center
  • Assistant Professor or Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service

Location: Optometry Rm. 1129

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 5:00 PM to Sunday, March 23, 2014 — 1:00 AM EDT

The uWaterloo Optometry Student Society (UWOSS) will be hosting their annual Student Skit Night. The event will take place on Saturday, March 22nd, at Bingemans in Kitchener. Doors will open at roughly 5:15pm, and the show will run from approximately 6:00 - 10:30/11:00pm.

Tickets will be available from Wednesday, March 12th until Tuesday, March 18th, from 12:30-1:30 in the School cafeteria next to the Eye Opener Cafe. The cost of one ticket is $15.

Please contact for further details on time and place.

Friday, March 21, 2014 — 3:30 PM EDT

Please mark your calendars for our next Vision Science Research Seminar Series (VSRSS) lecture, which will be held on March 21st, in OPT 1129, at 3:30 pm. Professor Cynthia Owsley will present a lecture entitled, Visual Risk Factors for Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement by Older Drivers.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT

Dr. Phil Hooper will present a lecture entitled "Anterior and Posterior Uveitis". Please check back to this event for further details the week of the lecture.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 — 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 16, 2014 — 1:00 AM EDT

The uWaterloo Optometry Student Society (UWOSS) will be hosting their annual Eyeball Formal for all Optometry students. This year's event is entitled "The Academy Eyewards". Please contact for further details on time and place.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT

Dr. Miguel Burnier will present a lecture entitled "The Role of Blue Light in Choroidal Melanoma".

Presenter's Biography

Miguel N. Burnier, Jr., MD, MSc, PhD,

FRCSC Director, Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory Montreal, QC CANADA


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