Vision2023: Strategic Plan for the University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science

Welcome to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science (WOVS) strategic planning webspace for Vision2023.

Message from the Director

Stan Woo headshotIn 2018, the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science (WOVS) released a highly ambitious strategic plan, identifying the goals and actions needed to lead us toward a bold future by 2023.

Now at the halfway mark of our strategic plan’s timeline, I believe it is important to take the time to reflect, refocus and reinvigorate our commitment to ensuring WOVS remains a global leader in optometry education, vision research, and patient-centred collaborative care.

In our most recent report on progress, we share the ways in which we have successfully moved the needle forward on our vision. I also will share our reflections on the changing world around us, requiring the School to adapt, pivot and redefine our goals.

We are proud of the progress we have made to date, recognize the need to iterate along our journey, and remain fully committed to making our ambitious vision a reality by 2023.

We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with our faculty, students, profession and greater community to finish what we started - helping people see.


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Stanley Woo, OD, MS, MBA


School of Optometry & Vision Science