News archive - June 2021

Monday, June 28, 2021

Celebrating our award winners from the Class of 2021

cover of the Graduation Celebration program

On June 27, the School of Optometry & Vision Science came together for a virtual ceremony to celebrate our Class of 2021.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

WOVS student named an Ezell Fellow by American Academy of Optometry

Amy Chow headshot

In a recent announcement by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation, WOVS PhD student Amy Hiu Yan Chow, OD was selected as the 2021 Rod Tahran / Essilor Ezell Fellow as part of the Ezrell Fellowship Program! 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Helping people through the profession

Dr. Jennifer Verrett

Meet Jennifer Verrett, Class of 2021

As a second grader, Jennifer Verrett had her first experience working closely with an optometrist.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Trusting her instincts

Dr. Alexa Hecht

Meet Alexa Hecht, Class of 2021

Growing up in Winnipeg, new graduate Alexa Hecht was inspired by the prospect of becoming an optometrist after watching two close adults in her life lead rewarding careers in the profession.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Realizing her childhood dreams

Dr. Allison Binnie - grade 8 graduation photo

Meet Allison Binnie, Class of 2021

When Allison Binnie was a thirteen-year-old, she set a lofty goal for herself.

“During a recent move, I found my old yearbook from grade eight - and discovered that I predicted I would become a successful optometrist,” laughs Binnie. “I don’t even remember writing that!”

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