Information for


Friday, July 14, 2017

Working together to develop the School's Vision2022 strategic plan

Round table discussions in progress

The Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (WOVS) reached an important milestone in its Vision2022 strategic planning exercise. On Wednesday, July 12, a Strategic Planning Workshop was held at the St. George Hall Conference and Events Centre, in Waterloo, which was attended by 35 invited faculty, staff and students from the School and Faculty of Science.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Our School has a new Director, Dr. Stanley Woo

The University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce that Stanley Woo, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO joined the School on July 1st, 2017 as its next Director.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Our own Emmanuel Alabi wins the University Three Minute Thesis 2017 competition!

The School of Optometry and Vision Science continued its winning streak at the 2017 University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Emmanuel Alabi, one of our Vision Science PhD candidates, not only took home $1,000 for winning the university level competition but also captivated the audience, and earned the People’s Choice award.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Optometry competes in Science’s 3 Minute Thesis heat

The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

The Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Rob Hill, kicked off the competition and hosted the event.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New optometric residencies

Two have been added to those offered by the School for 2016-17. The new residencies are Ocular Disease and Glaucoma, and Sports Vision and Vision Therapy, which are added to the offering of Cornea and Contact Lens, Pediatrics and Vision Therapy, and Low Vision Rehabilitation, bringing the total residencies offered to five.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Kitchener-Waterloo representative Catherine Fife visits our Optometry Clinic

On November 25th as part of Optometry Week 2016, Kitchener-Waterloo representative Catherine Fife (NDP), visited the Optometry Clinic at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science.  The purpose of her visit was to see where and how optometric education was provided.  On her tour of the facilities the types of services, the technology used and the contributions that optometrists currently make to the Ontario and Canadian health-care system was discussed. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

University of Waterloo at the American Academy of Optometry

The School of Optometry & Vision Science is fortunate to have a tremendous complement of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni whose efforts are regularly recognized by colleagues and the profession. The Academy is no different and there were many who were acknowledged during the American Academy of Optometry in Anaheim, CA in November. 

The following students received awards through the American Optometric Foundation:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Waterloo study finds kids’ eyesight worsening earlier and largely uncorrected

Nearsightedness in children increases nearly fivefold from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with almost a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected, according to new research.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Optometry Rack Pack!

2016 CIBC run for the cure participants

The 2016 Optometry Rack Pack team completed the 'CIBC Run for the Cure' on Sunday October 2, 2016 to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In their fourth year as a team, there were 22 “Rack Pack” members including optometry faculty, staff and students  –  as well as family and friends of the School of Optometry and Vision Science - who walked or ran the 1km/5km race at Conestoga College, Doon Campus in Kitchener.  We also had one off-site member, Michelle Steenbakkers, our former team captain, who participated in the run in Ottawa!

  1. 2017 (5)
    1. July (2)
    2. March (2)
    3. February (1)
  2. 2016 (17)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (2)
    3. October (2)
    4. August (2)
    5. June (3)
    6. May (1)
    7. April (1)
    8. March (2)
    9. February (2)
    10. January (1)
  3. 2015 (21)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (2)
    3. October (4)
    4. September (2)
    5. August (2)
    6. July (1)
    7. June (2)
    8. May (1)
    9. April (2)
    10. March (1)
    11. February (1)
    12. January (2)
  4. 2014 (17)
  5. 2013 (30)
  6. 2012 (18)
  7. 2011 (8)
  8. 2010 (8)