News archive - January 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

Coronavirus update

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See the the latest information and important links posted on the University's Coronavirus resource page.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

January 29 is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and we’re joining in to help create positive change

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Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year.

Friday, January 24, 2020

UWaterloo Optometry Clinic to host international Paralympic classification event

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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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

New vision test could help diagnose vision loss in toddlers

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A simple new test being developed by University of Waterloo researchers could help detect vision impairment in very young children, allowing them to receive sight-saving treatment as soon as possible.

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