Supporting Science

We welcome the continued interest and involvement of our individual and corporate friends. Your support will allow us to continue our traditions of teaching and research excellence, to strike out in innovative directions, and to build a talent trust.

You can help make the future.

Whatever direction a question or problem takes our students, faculty, staff, researchers and partners, Waterloo Science has been and will continue to be the catalyst to inspire, support and collaborate to find answers and solve problems.

To do this well, we are seeking investments to support undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships and expand our facilities. Please consider supporting one of the following priority projects:

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Contact Us

Meaghan Middleton

Director of Science Advancement
Faculty of Science

School of Optometry & Vision Science

The University of Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science is an important source of highly-trained professionals and is renowned for its innovative research. Our optometry program attracts students from across Canada, who then return to their communities to practice. We are proud to say that our students and graduates demonstrate a high level of excellence in patient care, contributing to improved eye health, essential vision care, and an enhanced quality of life for patients across the country.

To continue to be leaders in optometric education and vision science it is critical that we have critical resources for our program and students.  The School’s current priority is:

Waterloo Eye Institute

The School of Optometry & Vision Science has launched, Seeing Beyond 2020; a $35 million campaign that will support the creation of the Waterloo Eye Institute, Canada’s leading eye and vision care center of excellence.  As well as providing exceptional care to patients, it will leverage the expertise of the School’s faculty, its infrastructure, and the power of Canada’s most innovative university to address the global vision crisis.

Andrea Carthew

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Associate Director, Advancement
School of Optometry & Vision Science
519-888-4567, ext. 46319

School of Pharmacy

Waterloo's School of Pharmacy welcomed its first class of students in January 2008. Its unique co-op program, the only one in Canada, offers students the opportunity to explore multiple facets of a pharmacy career. In 2009, the school officially moved to the new Health Sciences Campus in downtown Kitchener. Please consider supporting one of the following priority projects:

  • Capital Funding for the Health Sciences Campus — Distinctive for its colourful curtain wall featuring images of medicinal plants, the School of Pharmacy building opened in December 2008. The second campus building, which houses a regional branch of McMaster's School of Medicine, the Centre for Family Medicine, and a satellite clinic from Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science, opened in December 2009.
  • Undergraduate Pharmacy Scholarships — As a newly-established program, Pharmacy is seeking to build a full portfolio of student support. The availability of scholarships, bursaries, and awards is crucial to attracting the best and most well-rounded students to our program.
  • Equipment for Teaching and Research — A brand-new facility demands the latest equipment for teaching and research. Resources will be required to outfit the Professional Practice and Pharmaceutics Laboratories as comprehensively as possible. In addition, new faculty members often require assistance with needed equipment to establish their research programs.

Mary Stanley

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Associate Director, Advancement
School of Pharmacy
519-888-4567, ext. 21351