Thursday, December 7, 2017 — 6:30 PM to Saturday, December 9, 2017 — 1:00 PM EST

Join us as the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Université de Montréal École d'Optométrie commemorate the 60th anniversary of the University of Waterloo and the 50th anniversary of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.

The conference, including dinner, will be free for graduate students in vision sciences and for optometry residents in Canada. There will be a modest fee for faculty, alumni and other attendees attending the Friday dinner and dance.

Monday, December 4, 2017 — 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM EST

We are pleased to announce that the name change for the Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) to the Centre for Ocular research and Education (CORE) has been officially approved by the University.

The brand rollout for CORE is scheduled for January 2018, in conjunction with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the organization’s founding.

As part of the kickoff, we will be unveiling a collaborative mural that was completed at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.

Monday, November 13, 2017 — 6:30 PM EST

The Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony will take place in the Barbara and Jacob Sivak Lecture Theatre (Optometry room 347), followed by a non-alcoholic reception in the Student Commons area.

As always, seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. before Friday, November 6th, by sending an e-mail to Nadeera, in order to allow time to prepare individual name tags and ensure there is enough seating reserved for staff and faculty.

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 9:00 AM to Sunday, September 24, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT

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.

We are still working on some of the details so check this page regularly for updates and more information.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 — 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo 60 and BEYOND presents a free public education event in celebration of the School of Optometry & Vision Science's 50th Anniversary. We are inviting the community to learn more about current issues in eye health. Children’s activities will be available.

Lectures will include the following topics:   

Monday, April 24, 2017 (all day) to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (all day)

You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Vision Science Graduate Research Conference, taking place on April 24th and 25th in OPT 1129. Presentations will commence at 9:15 a.m. The schedule of presenters is listed below.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 (all day) to Sunday, March 26, 2017 (all day)
Canadian Interdisciplinary Vision Rehabilitation Conference logo

The first Canadian interdisciplinary weekend vision rehabilitation conference will be held at the School of Optometry and Vision Science in March 2017. It will be of interest to all professionals who are, or would like to be, involved in low vision rehabilitation. Included is a new lecture, named for Dr George Woo. The inaugural George Woo lecturer will be Joan Stelmack (Director, Low Vision Service, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois).

Thursday, March 23, 2017 (all day)

Faculty-based heats are over and now it's time to support your fellow colleagues in the University-wide 3MT competition. Winners from each faculty will be competing for a chance to move on to Provincials.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (all day)

We are excited to announce our 50th anniversary launch event! This event will be an opportunity to help bring students, faculty, staff and retirees together for some fun activities and get everyone in the spirit of our 50th year. 

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