News archive - September 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with FORAC’s Declaration of Commitment

Presentation of FORAC's Declaration of Commitment

In recognition of Canada's inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, School director Dr. Stanley Woo met with Dr. Paul Chris, Chair of the Federation of Optometric Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FORAC), to receive a framed copy of FORAC’s Declaration of Commitment. This declaration has been endorsed by all provincial optometric Colleges across Canada.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Establishing evidence-based vision qualifications to improve flight safety

Picture of the flight simulator used by WISA for research purposes

Leveraging institutional strength in psychology, kinesiology and vision science, research members of the University's new Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) are working to offer evidence-based solutions to reduce pilot error.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

New faculty announcement - welcome Dr. William Ngo!

Dr. William Ngo headshot

The School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce Dr. William Ngo has been appointed to a faculty position, beginning January 2022.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Dr. Ben Thompson named an inaugural Excellence in Science Research Award winner

Dr. Ben Thompson headshot

The School of Optometry & Vision Science’s Dr. Ben Thompson has been selected as one of the first recipients for the new Excellence in Science Research Award, presented by Waterloo’s Faculty of Science.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Dr. Lyndon Jones named as Royal Society of Canada fellow

Dr. Lyndon Jones headshot

Dr. Lyndon Jones, professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Class of 2021.

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