Saturday, October 3, 2015 (all day)

School Reunion events have been cancelled for 2015

Optometry & Vision Science Alumni Events:

Cancelled

Friday, September 25, 2015 — 6:30 PM EDT
Dining in the Dark ad

On the evening of Friday September 25th you are invited to the fourth 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 will go towards Optometry Giving Sight providing eye care programs, vision centers and training in developing countries. For more information about this charity, please visit www.givingsight.org.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

Please join us in honouring the graduating class of 2015. Before we send them into the working world, let us gather to celebrate the achievements of this excellent cohort.

Watch this space for further details coming soon.

Friday, May 29, 2015 (all day) to Sunday, May 31, 2015 (all day)

The School of Optometry and Vision Science is pleased to present its annual continuing education program May 29th to May 31st. The 2015 weekend will offer 19 hours of contemporary optometric continuing education.

Information will be practical and contemporary and will be valuable to clinicians in all areas of optometric practice, for new graduates as well as those with a long-standing career in optometry.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT
Dr. Karen Davis headshot

"Brain representations of pain sensitivity: Your Brain is Not My Brain!"

Our last research seminar of the series will feature a GSRC keynote speaker and we are honoured to invite Dr. Karen Davis from the Toronto Western Research Institute, to educate us about current topics in ocular science. This seminar will include a reception following the talk to stimulate social interaction between the speaker, faculty, students and our guests.

Monday, April 27, 2015 — 8:30 AM to Tuesday, April 28, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT

Our annual Vision Science Graduate Student Conference will be held on Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 this year.

Please RSVP ASAP to reserve a lunch ticket. Let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary requirements. Email Jennifer Cosentino at jcosenti@uwaterloo.ca.

Highlights

The Awards Ceremony will be held on the first day of the conference, during the lunch period which is from 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

The School will host our annual Alumni Reception as part of the OAO Symposium in Toronto. Please join us to visit with your colleagues, hear School news and meet some of our new faculty members!

Friday, April 10, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

We are honoured to welcome Alexander A. Sawchuk, Ph.D., to speak in the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Dr. Sawchuk is part of the Signal and Image Processing Institute, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Cupcakes
The Optometry Rack Pack will be holding their first fundraiser of 2015 on
Tuesday March 31 in the COETF commons (noon-1:30 pm):
 
A challenge to sell 500 cupcakes (at $1 each)!
All proceeds will support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
 
Friday, March 27, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Allergan Glaucoma Rounds Lecture Series poster.

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 two-hour sessions with a light dinner provided beforehand at 6:00pm. Dr. Ben Gaddie will provide our second 2015 lecture entitled "New Directions in Glaucoma Diagnostics and Treatment."

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 3:30 PM EDT

This week's research seminar will focus on the topic of glaucoma and we are honoured to invite guest speaker, Dr. Andrew Hartwick from Ohio State University to share his knowledge on the condition. 

Friday, March 13, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Allergan Glaucoma Rounds Lecture Series poster.

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. Anthony Litwack will provide our first 2015 lecture entitled "Glaucoma Grand Rounds."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 4:20 PM EDT
Three minute thesis logo.
The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a university-wide competition for research-based masters thesis and doctoral students at the University of Waterloo. 
 
Friday, March 6, 2015 — 3:30 PM EST

This week's research topic is Parkinson's Disease and we are honoured to invite guest speaker, Dr. Quincy Almeida from Wilfrid Laurier University to share her knowledge about the disease. 

Friday, February 20, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Are you stuck in this artic weather for Reading Week with no chance to visit sunnier climates? Bring a mug or cup and feel free to dress for the tropics. We supply the punch, coffee, and goodies!

Friday, February 6, 2015 — 3:30 PM EST

This month's research seminar emphasizes wavefront aberrations and we are honoured to invite guest speaker, Dr. Susana Marcos from Instituto de Óptica in Madrid, Spain to share her knowledge on the topic.

Our poster (PDF) for the the event includes an abstract for the seminar and a biography of Dr. Susana Marcos.

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