Friday, June 3, 2022

UWOVS releases 2021-2022 Annual Report

Dr. Raphaela So standing in front of the University's optometry clinic

Presented in a digital format, the School's annual report compiles the School's major achievements between May 2021 - April 2022 under our three core missions (research impact, academic excellence adn patient-centred care).

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Waterloo Region invests in cutting edge eye and vision care

Dr. Christina Chen shares the results of Councillor Michael Harris's eye examination as they both smile

The University of Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science is announcing a $1 million partnership with the Region of Waterloo, expanding community members' access to world-class eye and vision care.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Optometry & Vision Science professor awarded New Zealand's top scientific prize

Dr. Ben Thompson performs research

The School of Optometry & Vision Science's Professor Ben Thompson has been named a winner of New Zealand’s Te Pūiaki Putaiao Matua a Te Pirimia Science Prize - the country’s top award for scientific discoveries that have had a significant economic, health, social and/or environmental impact around the world.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Dr. William Bobier named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. William Bobier headshot

Dr. William Bobier from the School of Optometry & Vision Science has been named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Waterloo, in recognition of his decades of leadership, teaching excellence and advocacy for the profession of optometry.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Talking trust with the Right Honourable David Johnston

The Right Honourable David Johnston speaks at an event with seated Vivek Goel in the background listening

Earlier this month, an old friend visited the University of Waterloo. The Right Honourable David Johnston, former President of UWaterloo and former Governor General of Canada, joined faculty, students and members of the local community at the School of Optometry & Vision Science to speak about trust in our nation, the topic of his 2018 book, Trust.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Professor Ben Thompson named a 2022 University Research Chair

Professor Ben Thompson headshot

The School of Optometry & Vision Science's Professor Ben Thompson was named a 2022 University Research Chair at the last University Senate meeting.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Seeing the quantum light

optometrist examines a woman's eyes

A new device being tested in the University of Waterloo Optometry Clinic may one day help prevent the leading cause of vision loss in older adults – and it all started with a chance conversation among quantum physicists.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Elevating the optometric profession with new Advanced Procedures Program

Group photo of all participants in the Advanced Procedures Course at UWaterloo Optometry

As the contemporary practice of optometry evolves, the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science (UWOVS) continues to be at the forefront of education for all Canadian optometrists with the introduction of a new Advanced Procedures Program.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Celebrating our recent OD Student Award winners

reads Fall 2021 and has a golden ribbon in the background; UWOVS logo at the bottom

It is our pleasure to share with you our Optometry (OD) Student Award winners!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Close to 1,400 health-care students log on to learn about the importance of interprofessional collaboration

Person is looking at a laptop screen where there's a virtual conference playing.

On March 21, Waterloo Optometry’s first-year students participated in the seventh annual Interprofessional Education (IPE) Day – a day that brings together health-care students from across Ontario to learn about how they can work together to improve health outcomes for patients.

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