News archive - 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Dr. Donna Strickland to deliver annual Larkworthy Memorial Lecture

Dr. Donna Strickland headshot

The School of Optometry & Vision Science is delighted to present Dr. Donna Strickland as the 2020-2021 Larkworthy Memorial Lecture guest speaker on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Ambitious Waterloo Eye Institute receives university approval

Artist's rendering of the Waterloo Eye Institute

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the profession, and the University of Waterloo, the School of Optometry and Vision Science is moving closer breaking ground on the Waterloo Eye Institute (WEI). 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Recognizing Melanie Mungalsingh as an exceptional student teacher

Melanie Mungalsingh headshot


The School of Optometry & Vision Science is proud to announce that student Melanie Mungalsingh has been awarded the 2021 Amit and Menna Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Dr. Debbie Jones speaks to the Ottawa Citizen about myopia, COVID-19 and childhood vision

Image of the article from the Ottawa Citizen showing an optometrist and eye exam equipment

Dr. Debbie Jones warns that increased screen time for children during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to long-term eye damage in an Ottawa Citizen article on March 19. In the article, Dr. Jones offers helpful tips on how you can protect your child’s eyesight.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Over 1,000 health-care students log on for virtual interprofessional education event

Screencapture of one of the online Zoom meetings

IPE Day 2021 brought health-care learners from seven professions together to learn about Indigenous health-care.

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