News archive - 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022

Renaming the Centre for Sight Enhancement to celebrate a $1.5 million gift

George and Judy Woo with the school director

The School of Optometry & Vision Science is renaming its Centre for Sight Enhancement to celebrate a $1.5 million gift from longtime supporters George (OD ’64, DSc ’19) and Judy Woo.

This is the largest donation the School has received in its history.

Read the full news release here.

Friday, June 3, 2022

UWOVS releases 2021-2022 Annual Report

Dr. Raphaela So standing in front of the University's optometry clinic

Presented in a digital format, the School's annual report compiles the School's major achievements between May 2021 - April 2022 under our three core missions (research impact, academic excellence adn patient-centred care).

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Waterloo Region invests in cutting edge eye and vision care

Dr. Christina Chen shares the results of Councillor Michael Harris's eye examination as they both smile

The University of Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science is announcing a $1 million partnership with the Region of Waterloo, expanding community members' access to world-class eye and vision care.

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.

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