News archive - May 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Optometry & Vision Science professor awarded New Zealand's top scientific prize

Dr. Ben Thompson performs research

The School of Optometry & Vision Science's Professor Ben Thompson has been named a winner of New Zealand’s Te Pūiaki Putaiao Matua a Te Pirimia Science Prize - the country’s top award for scientific discoveries that have had a significant economic, health, social and/or environmental impact around the world.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Dr. William Bobier named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. William Bobier headshot

Dr. William Bobier from the School of Optometry & Vision Science has been named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Waterloo, in recognition of his decades of leadership, teaching excellence and advocacy for the profession of optometry.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Talking trust with the Right Honourable David Johnston

The Right Honourable David Johnston speaks at an event with seated Vivek Goel in the background listening

Earlier this month, an old friend visited the University of Waterloo. The Right Honourable David Johnston, former President of UWaterloo and former Governor General of Canada, joined faculty, students and members of the local community at the School of Optometry & Vision Science to speak about trust in our nation, the topic of his 2018 book, Trust.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Professor Ben Thompson named a 2022 University Research Chair

Professor Ben Thompson headshot

The School of Optometry & Vision Science's Professor Ben Thompson was named a 2022 University Research Chair at the last University Senate meeting.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Seeing the quantum light

optometrist examines a woman's eyes

A new device being tested in the University of Waterloo Optometry Clinic may one day help prevent the leading cause of vision loss in older adults – and it all started with a chance conversation among quantum physicists.

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