2013 Alumni of Honour Award

Friday, January 11, 2013

Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science

2013 -  Alumni of Honour Award

Call for Nominations

The School of Optometry & Vision Science recognizes that we have a great number of alumni who are outstanding contributors to both optometry and their communities, going above and beyond to make a difference. To begin to recognize some of these outstanding individuals for their efforts and achievements the School has launched the biennial Alumni of Honour Award to recognize one or more individual(s) for their impact and contributions to optometry and society. 

We would like to invite you to nominate a graduate from the School of Optometry, including its graduate program in Vision Science, who has made significant and proven contribution(s) in one or more of the following areas:

  • Professional Achievement: recognizes the accomplishments of UW Optometry and/or Vision Science alumnus.
  • Contributions to Community: recognizes the accomplishments of UW Optometry and/or Vision Science alumnus in volunteer leadership, humanitarian endeavours and community and public service.

Nominations will be accepted through the web  or by hard copy until the deadline of May 17, 2013.

Award Process

Award selection will be made by a committee including the Director of the School of Optometry & Vision Science or delegate, the Associate Director, Development & Alumni Affairs, a senior faculty member from the graduate program and the President of the Canadian Association of Optometrists or designate.  All applications will remain active for the duration of 2 award cycles.

The School welcomes nominations for the 2013 Alumni of Honour Award from alumni, students, staff, retirees and members of the public. Self-nominations will not be considered. The nominees must hold UW Optometry & Vision Science degree(s) (O.D., M.Sc. or Ph.D.).

To nominate an alumnus(a) for the 2013 Alumni of Honour Award, a nomination form must be completed, including all mandatory fields.  Please provide as much detail as possible while completing the online form or send a hard copy by mail or fax to:

School of Optometry & Vision Science                                         University of Waterloo                                              
Phone: (519) 888-4567 or Fax: 519-725-0784
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON  N2L3G1                                                           

Attn: 2013 Alumni of Honour Awards

Award Presentation

It is our intention to select an Alumni of Honour Award recipient ever other year and present it during the biennial Canadian Association of Optometrists Congress. The 2013 Award will be presented to the recipient during the CAO Congress in Edmonton, Alberta, July 10 – 13, 2013. 

Recipients will also have their biographies and pictures featured in the Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science newsletter, on the website and will have their names and picture added to a permanent plaque that will be displayed in the School.

Past Recipients

The 2009 recipients were Dr. David McKenna and Dr. Dorrie Morrow, 2011 recipient was Dr. Gordon Hensel.  For more information about these outstanding individuals please visit the Alumni awards page.

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