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Canadian Optometry Schools Research Conference in pictures

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Canadian Optometry Schools Research Conference, organized by the University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science and the Université de Montréal École d'Optométrie, was held in Waterloo this year to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the University of Waterloo and the 50th anniversary of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.

Always a success, the event was well attended! The collegial spirit that this event inspires is perhaps best captured through photographs:

Invited speakers

  • Dr. Austin Roorda, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

    • Dr. Roorda was our Larkworthy Memorial Lecturer 

    • Following the war, Dr. Donald Larkworthy attended and graduated from the College of Optometrists of Ontario in 1949 when it was located in Toronto.  This was one of the largest classes in history.  He spent his career practicing optometry in Stratford, Ontario and was committed to the health and vision care needs of his patients. Dr. Larkworthy was grateful for his career and the quality of life that it provided for his family.  He was also passionate about learning and advancement of the optometric profession and therefore, he made a bequest to the School of Optometry & Vision Science to establish the Larkworthy Memorial Lecture.

  • Dr. Etty Bitton, OD, MSc, Université de Montréal
  • Dr. Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, Université de Montréal
  • Dr. Ben Thompson, PhD, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Daphne Maurer, PhD, McMaster University
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