News archive - March 2021

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.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Announcing the establishment of the Dr. Gina Sorbara Contact Lens Residency

Dr. Gina Sorbara

The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science is honoured to name our contact lens residency in memory of Dr. Luigina (Gina) Sorbara - a respected professor, supportive mentor and provider of optimism and enthusiasm.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Congratulations to our recent OD Student Award winners!

Cover of the OD awards program with a gold ribbon stretched across the School logo

It is our pleasure to share with you our Optometry (OD) Student Award winners!

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