News archive - August 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Reflections on the history of the School of Optometry and Vision Science

Optometry Exam

By Jake Sivak and Bill Bobier, School of Optometry and Vision Science

Friday, August 18, 2017

Optometry professor has safe eclipse viewing advice

Ralph Chou

On Monday, August 21st, 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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Co-op in Sudbury offers student hospital, community, and interprofessional experiences

Blake Houle and other pharmacy students

Rx2019 Blake Houle and the Rx2017 students on rotation in Sudbury - Matthew Filipovic, Jillian Belanger, Tayyaba Mawani and Monique Eisa.

Health Sciences North (HSN) is one of the largest hospitals in northern Ontario. For Blake Houle, a second year pharmacy student who’d never worked in a hospital before, a work term at HSN was an exciting prospect.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Science and Business: Bringing skills that keep Waterloop on track

Waterloop design team members.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, has produced 24 finalists, including the University of Waterloo’s Team Waterloop, the only all-Canadian university team with a working pod.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Interdisciplinary workshop hosted by Waterloo tackles water challenges in Canada and Mexico

X Canche Cenote near EK Balam Archeological site, Yucatan, Mexico.

Chris Parsons, a research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, understands the importance of knowledge exchange and cross-discipline collaboration when it co