News for School of Optometry and Vision Science

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Faculty of Science researchers awarded $750,000 through The New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration competition

Head shots of Nandita Basu, Elizabeth Irving, Suzann Kearns, and Trevor Charles.

Innovative and interdisciplinary research is at the forefront of the Faculty of Science. The New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) has awarded four Waterloo Science researchers a total of $750,000 to advance groundbreaking research. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Faculty of Science celebrates award winners at Dean's reception

This afternoon, Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science celebrated the amazing faculty and staff of the Faculty of Science that have received awards for teaching and research in the last four years (2018-2021), in addition to introducing the new faculty members, as well as recognizing faculty and staff who have retired since June 2018. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Patients give high praise to university’s Optometry Clinics during COVID-19

Patient getting an eye exam.

When the global pandemic forced Ontario into lockdown in mid- March 2020, the School of Optometry & Vision Science’s patient care Clinic staff were forced to take a step back and evaluate how they could safely continue offering care to the community.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Lisa Christian and Brenda Lee receive the 2021 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Lisa Christian, associate clinical professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science and Brenda Lee, lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2021 Excellence in Science Teaching Awards in recognition of their innovative and engaging teaching methods. 

With the transition this year to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been important to develop new strategies to teach courses in an online environment. Dr. Christian and Professor Lee have both showed a willingness to not only adapt but find new and innovative ways of using technology to connect with their students virtually. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Two Science graduate students awarded 2021 Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student

The Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student recognize up to four students from across the University of Waterloo for excellence in teaching of all kinds (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer) by registered students.

This year, two of the four winners were from the Faculty of Science.

Melanie Mungalsingh, School of Optometry and Vision Science