Vision Science Research Seminar Series


Speaker presents a lecture

Please plan to attend an exciting series of vision science research seminars presented in Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science. We have invited a list of speakers with international reputations. The seminar topics will range from basic vision science to clinical trials.

In-person seminars are offered in the afternoons at 4:30pm, with a reception following the talk to stimulate social interaction between the speaker, faculty, students and our guests (virtual presentation times may differ). The Vision Science research program is very active with over 20 Faculty and has been in operation for over 25 years.

2023 Lectures

September presentation: Looking deep into the Choroid

  • Speaker: Dr. Jay Chhablani
  • September 21, 2023 (Thursday), 3:30 - 5:00 pm (Please email Angela Hare to register)
  • Location: OPT 347

April presentation: (Larkworthy Lecture) Development of SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance to support public health action (PDF)

  • Speaker: Dr. Mark R. Servos
  • April 18, 2023 (Thursday), 5:30 pm (Please email Angela Hare to register)
  • Location: OPT 347

March presentation: Spatially-Resolved Analysis of Aging in Ocular Tissues (PDF)

  • Speaker: Dr. Kevin Schey
  • March 23, 2023 (Thursday), 4:30 pm (Please email Angela Hare to register)
  • Location: OPT 401 (fourth floor)

February presentation: Development of antimicrobial contact lenses: from laboratory to clinic and back again (PDF)

  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Willcox
  • February 23, 2023 (Thursday), 6:30 pm
  • Online presentation - please register here.

Previous series


Dr. Vivian Choh
519-888-4567 ext. 45005

Dr. Trefford Simpson
519-888-4567 ext. 45015

Dr. Natalie Hutchings
519-888-4567 ext. 46480