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Monday, October 16, 2017

Academy 2017 attendees invited to co-create mural to celebrate new brand for Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

When doors opened on October 11th for the exhibit hall at Academy 2017, in Chicago, attendees had the chance to literally leave their mark at the meeting. In celebration of the launch of its new brand, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) commissioned Los Angeles-based artist John Park to co-create a massive 12-foot x 8-foot acrylic mural depicting the complexity and wonder of the eye and sight.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) renamed Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

Logo for the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

For nearly three decades, the world’s optometry and ophthalmology communities have partnered with the Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science on pioneering studies. Beginning in January 2018, the organization will adopt a new name; the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE).

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lyndon Jones named as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Lyndon Jones, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, and Director of the Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Saturday, September 30, 2017

50th Anniversary celebration weekend was a success!

CE attendees

This past weekend saw the culmination of many months of planning for our 50th Anniversary celebration weekend, and thanks to the support of our alumni, friends and corporate partners, it was a great success!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Celebrating our postdoctoral fellows!

The School of Optometry & Vision Science celebrated Postdoc Appreciation Week with a gathering of our postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, faculty and staff on September 19, 2017. Waterloo is home to approximately 350 postdocs. Within the School of Optometry and Vision Science, there are currently four postdoctoral fellows, collaborating with several faculty members on research projects.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Farewell and welcome to International Optometric Bridging Program Director

The School of Optometry and Vision Science held a retirement celebration for Dr. Murray Turnour on Tuesday, August 29th. Dr. Turnour has provided leadership and passionate support for the International Optometric Bridging Program (IOBP) over the past 5 years, in addition to teaching as a lecturer for the School, beginning in 1975. From 1975 – 1982, he was a Clinical Instructor and then continued on as an associate professor in undergraduate teaching, delivering a course in optometric jurisprudence to optometry students.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Taking optometric support to the underserved community at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute in Toronto

The ability to see well is important to the social, intellectual, and emotional development of children. The University of Waterloo’s Optometry Clinic (School of Optometry and Vision Science) partnered with the Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (YAAACE) to provide vision screening and comprehensive eye examinations for children and youth.  The summer day camp program in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto is in a neighborhood experiencing a variety of health and socio-economic barriers, including acces

Friday, August 18, 2017

Optometry professor has safe eclipse viewing and filming advice

On Monday, August 21, the U.S. will see its first full solar eclipse spanning from coast to coast in 99 years, and the Optometric community has been actively working to raise awareness about the potential retinal damage that can happen without using safe techniques to view and photograph the eclipse.

Monday, July 17, 2017

50th anniversary Distinguished Alumni of Honour Award recipients announced

On Friday, June 29th during the 2017 CAO Congress, the School of Optometry & Vision Science was pleased to announce the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni of Honour Awards in front of over 500 practitioners from across the country.

Read more about the recipients here...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Working together to develop the School's Vision2022 strategic plan

The Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (WOVS) reached an important milestone in its Vision2022 strategic planning exercise. On Wednesday, July 12, a Strategic Planning Workshop was held at the St. George Hall Conference and Events Centre, in Waterloo, which was attended by 35 invited faculty, staff and students from the School and Faculty of Science.

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