News for Current graduate students

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Alumni Gold Medal Award Winner: Matthew James Schmitz BSc ’20 Biomedical Sciences

Matthew Schmitz in his convocation robe and hood

When asked about the Toronto Raptor’s 2nd round exit from the NBA finals last month, Matthew Schmitz sighs and his disappointment is tangible “I was worried about them playing the Celtics,” he admits, “I thought maybe it might be different playing in the bubble, but in the end they were just too tough. But they gave it a good shot.”

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Alex Krolewski wins the AMTD Postdoctoral Fellowship to explore the origin and composition of the universe

Alex Krolewski

Our universe is a vast expanse, and while we can stare up at the night sky and wonder at the mysteries our sky holds, there is so much more that we can’t see with just our eyes. Using today’s powerful telescopes, combined with our computational ability to interpret enormous amounts of data, we are now at a time when cosmologists can do more than just look upon our skies with wonder – they can now make measurements, and calculate theoretical models of the far reaches in our observational universe.

Friday, October 2, 2020

New Laflamme and Gregson award for women in quantum information science named inaugural winner

Cindy Yang is the winner of the inaugural Raymond Laflamme and Janice Gregson Graduate Scholarship for Women in Quantum Information Science.

Monday, September 14, 2020

New intervention could help patients with macular degeneration recover vision

Ben Thompson

Researchers have discovered that a single, 20-minute session of non-invasive brain stimulation of the visual cortex can reduce the effects of macular degeneration.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Vision science grad student Yara Mohiar places second at Waterloo 3MT competition

Group photo of all 2020 Waterloo 3MT competitors.

Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted the first ever virtual University of Waterloo Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Biologist Isabel Hilgendag and vision scientist Yara Mohiar both represented the Faculty of Science. Mohiar won second place, making her the fourth student from the School of Optometry and Vision Science to place/win at the university level competition.