News archive - June 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Waterloo vision scientist Chris Hudson featured in the Globe and Mail

Chris Hudson working in his lab

It’s been said that our eyes are “windows to the soul” and for good reason: it turns out the retina located at the back of the eye is actually an extension of our brain’s outermost layer. By measuring changes in the thickness of the retina, Chris Hudson, a professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, hopes to learn more about similar changes mirrored in the cortical mass (the brain’s weight and thickness).

Monday, June 6, 2016

School of Optometry & Vision Science PhD student wins national Three Minute Thesis competition!

Gah-Jone Won at work in a laboratory

For the first time, a doctoral student from the University of Waterloo has won the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which sees graduate students from across the country communicate the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes or less.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Intense exercise can impair vision, School of Optometry & Vision Science study finds

The CBC has posted an article about a fascinating study conducted by Associate Professor Ben Thompson here at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science.

Congratulations Ben!

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