News archive - January 2023

Monday, January 23, 2023

Optometry research on robotics wins Graham Seed Fund

Robot hand on left. Robot face on right.

Congratulations to Drs. Ben Thompson, Lisa Christian, and Marlee Spafford of the School of Optometry, along with Kerstin Dautenhahan of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This team of interdisciplinary collaborators have been awarded $25k from the Graham Seed Fund for their vision robotics research.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Unicorneas Win Top Prize at Corneal Cup

Hockey players on bench watching hockey game

Another year, another Corneal Cup, as the Unicorneas take the top prize. This past Saturday the team of fourth year optometry students dominated the annual optometry hockey tournament.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Glaucoma: group of eye diseases leading cause of irreversible vision loss

Graphic of eye showing glaucoma damage

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma consists of a group of eye diseases that leads to irreversible vision loss from damage to the optic nerve. With a lack of symptoms showing and no cure for glaucoma, it is vital to get early intervention to prevent blindness. 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Dr. Ben Thompson on CBC Quirks and Quarks

Girl with bright eyes

Over the holidays, Dr. Ben Thompson was one of the experts featured on CBC's Quirks and Quarks with Bob McDonald, helping to answer some of Canada's questions on science. Check out his interview at 37:22 here

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