News for School of Optometry and Vision Science

Friday, October 4, 2019

Waterloo targets dark matter, dark energy and black holes with new astrophysics centre

The University of Waterloo officially launched its astrophysics centre today.

The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (WCA) is being launched to build on the University’s record of success in astrophysics, which includes the creation of the theories tested by the first-ever image of a black hole to be taken. The centre also aims to advance human understanding of phenomena such as dark energy, dark matter and the nature of supermassive black holes.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Getting Convocation down to a Science: Celebrating the 118th Convocation

118th Convocation

The Faculty of Science held it's 118th Convocation ceremonies today to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, 847 undergraduate, 57 Master's, and 25 PhD students. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2018 Outstanding Performance Award recipients named

Vice-President, Academic & Provost Jim Rush has announced the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Performance Award

Effective May 1, 2005, in accordance with the 2003 Faculty Salary Settlement, the University of Waterloo established an Outstanding Performance Fund to reward faculty members for outstanding contribution in teaching and scholarship.

The winners from the Faculty of Science are:

Monday, March 18, 2019

Natalie Hutchings and Marcel Pinheiro receive the 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

Vision scientist Natalie Hutchings and Biology continuing lecturer Marcel Pinheiro have been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2019 Excellence in Science Teaching Award for their innovative and engaging teaching methods.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Four science professors receive seed funding for bioengineering and biotech research

Science faculty received seed funding for bioengineering and biotechnology research

Today, the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) announced the recipients of their seed funding competition. A total of ten Waterloo professors were listed, including four researchers from the Faculty of Science. This is the second round of funding awarded under the program, which debuted last year.