Information for

Canadian Optometry Schools Research Conference (COSRC 2017)

December ​7–9, 2017

Join us as the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Université de Montréal École d'Optométrie commemorate the 60th anniversary of the University of Waterloo and the 50th anniversary of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.

The conference, including dinner, will be free for graduate students in vision sciences and for optometry residents in Canada. There will be a modest fee for faculty, alumni and other attendees attending the Friday dinner and dance.

Conference registration deadline: November 1, 2017. 



Thursday, December 7

Friday, December 8

  • Talks and posters at the School (see Maps below)
  • Evening: Dinner & Dance at Fed Hall

Saturday, December 9

  • Morning talks and lunch at the School of Optometry (see Maps below)

Invited speakers

  • TBD

Further details will be posted here as they become available.


Accommodation for Montreal visitors is at the Inn of Waterloo and is offered as complimentary shared accommodation for UMontréal graduate students, residents and post docs. Faculty may elect to choose shared or single accommodation and the cost per room is $129.99. Bus transportation will be provided between the Hotel and the School of Optometry and Vision Science.

  • For faculty members and other non-graduate student visitors: to book your room at our group rate, contact the hotel directly with booking code COSRC2017


Inn of Waterloo

The Huether Hotel

University of Waterloo School of Optometry


  • Allergan
  • Coopervision Inc.
  • Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund

Waterloo Montreal