News archive - 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

CE 2020 weekend to be rescheduled

CE Weekend 2020 Deferred

The School of Optometry & Vision Science has been closely monitoring the developments pertaining to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and its impact on our continuing professional development (CPD/CE) programming.

In light of the current global health crisis, we have made the decision to defer our CE 2020 weekend, scheduled for June 5-7, to a later date. We are tentatively rescheduling for the fall. Read more.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Yara Mohair wins Science Faculty Heat of 3 Minute Thesis competition!

Yara Mohair who placed first in the Science Faculty Heat of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) 2020 competition!

Congratulations to Waterloo Optometry & Vision Science (WOVS) graduate student Yara Mohair who placed first in the Faculty of Science heat of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Interprofessional Education Day 2020

An Interprofessional Education (IPE) Day collaborative event with students

Waterloo Optometry students will travel to London, Ontario on March 9th for Interprofessional Education (IPE) Day 2020. They’ll join students from a wide variety of disciplines to explore professional roles while building their communication skills and a better understanding of collaborative practice.

Friday, January 24, 2020

UWaterloo Optometry Clinic to host international Paralympic classification event

Two cyclists on a tandem bike race on a velodrome track

Dozens of athletes will be travelling to Milton, Ontario next week for the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships. For some of them, however, their first stop won’t be the velodrome but the University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic.

In partnership with the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), Cycling Canada, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Blind Sports Association, the clinic is hosting a classification event where athletes with vision impairments will be assessed to determine their eligibility to compete.

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