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Thursday, June 14, 2018

116th convocation ceremonies welcome more than 1000 new Science alumni

Science's 116th convocation stage.

The Faculty of Science held its 116th Convocation ceremonies today to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, two highly distinguished honorees and 1007 graduating students. Among them, 786 Bachelor degrees, 66 Master degrees and 40 Doctoral degrees, 87 Doctor of Optometry and 28 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees were conferred.

Morning ceremony

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Myopia and a prescription to slow down progression

Children using computers

According to recent research, nearsightedness in Canadian children increases approximately fivefold from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with roughly a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Poor vision may be a key risk factor in hospital falls

A hospital patient wearing a fall risk bracelet and using a walker.

According to a recent study by University of Waterloo and Western University, nearly 90 per cent of hospitalized patients have poor vision putting them at serious risk for falls.  

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kristine Dalton and Rick Marta receive the 2018 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Kristine Dalton and Rick Marta

The Faculty of Science is honoured to announce Prof. Kristine Dalton and Dr. Rick Marta as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship.

Friday, March 23, 2018

How does vision impact Paralympic performance?

The women's visually impaired Super-G event, 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships. Henrieta Farkasova guided by Natalia Subtrova.

Waterloo Optometry researcher sets out to measure visual impairment in Paralympic skiers.