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Monday, April 9, 2018

Kristine Dalton is one of two instructors to receive the 2018 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

The Faculty of Science have honoured Prof. Kristine Dalton and Dr. Rick Marta as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship. Teaching is a core mission at the University of Waterloo and this prestigious award acknowledges the special role Science faculty members play in inspiring the next generation of science and technology professionals.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Poor vision may be a key risk factor in hospital falls

According to a recent study by University of Waterloo and Western University, nearly 90 per cent of hospitalized patients have poor vision putting them at serious risk for falls.  

Friday, March 23, 2018

How does vision impact Paralympic performance? Waterloo Optometry researcher sets out to measure visual impairment in Paralympic skiers

The women's visually impaired Super-G event at the 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships in La Molina, Spain. Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subtrova. Photo credit: Laura Hale.

Imagine standing at the top of a double black diamond ski run, descending 3,000 feet over bumpy and icy terrain, reaching speeds of 80 mph. Now imagine doing all of this blind.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Vision Science alumnus impresses Dragon’s Den with postal packaging technology

What can shippers and couriers save by shaving off a minute from every package they prepare for shipment?

Billions according to Chau Phan, a former PhD student and current postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry & Vision Science. Well worth the price of a single, easy to install Tricolops DIM-100 parcel dimensioner.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kids with reading problems may have abnormal binocular vision, study finds

According to a new study by the University of Waterloo optometrists, elementary school children who read below their grade level may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, even if they see 20/20.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Optometry & Vision Science graduate student's research showcased across Canada

If you are travelling by plane in Canada, or through the train and bus terminals of Ottawa, you may spot the University of Waterloo logo and recognize one of our School of Optometry & Vision Science’s graduate student celebrities, Emmanual Alabi, on billboards and posters created by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Alabi was chosen as one of eight researchers from across Canada who exemplify a curious, ambitious, innovative and collaborative approach to their work.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Waterloo Assistant Clinical Professor, Dr. Shamrozé Khan, featured in article about children and digital screens

Waterloo Assistant Clinical Professor, Dr. Shamrozé Khan, has been featured in Today's Parent magazine. Her expertise was requested for an article entitled "What screens are doing to your kids’ eyes". The following article in this issue of Today's Parent also provides techniques for parents or care-givers who are dealing with children who view screens regularly.

Monday, December 4, 2017

CORE Installs ‘Collected Insight’ Mural at University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science

CORE Installs ‘Collected Insight’ Mural at  University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science

In mid-October, hundreds of the world’s foremost eye care professionals, researchers, students and industry leaders created a mural at the American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting in Chicago, celebrating the launch of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE).

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