News for School of Optometry and Vision Science

Friday, May 15, 2020

Alumnus and would-be Boston Marathon runner goes the distance locally

Collage of selfies with supporters along the run.

Like many people in April, Vision Science Alumnus Hendrik Walther had to cancel travel plans. But this wasn’t going to be an ordinary trip. The clinical scientist in Waterloo’s Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) and co-founder/CEO of OcuBlink Inc. was to join more than 30,000 others in fulfilling a runner’s dream of participating in the Boston Marathon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Q and A with the experts: contact lenses and eye health during COVID-19

Lyndon Jones headshot

Should we still be wearing contact lenses? What’s the best way to keep our glasses clean during the pandemic?

Professor Lyndon Jones from the School of Optometry and Vision Science and Director of the Centre for Ocular Research and Education, talks about eye safety and COVID-19.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Dr. Lyndon Jones named University Professor

Dr. Lyndon Jones headshot

Dr. Lyndon Jones, a professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, has been named a ‘University Professor’ by the University of Waterloo. The prestigious designation recognizes faculty members who have “demonstrated exceptional scholarly achievement and international pre-eminence in a particular field or fields of knowledge.”

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Science 3MT Winners

Science 3MT winners with the judges

Yesterday afternoon, 17 graduate students presented their research in just three minutes, using one static slide in the Science Faculty 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. While this task may sound daunting, the competitors were well suited for the task, delivering interesting and captivating research presentations on a variety of topics, from microbes to black holes, and everything in between!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Mental Health Resources

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Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and we’re joining in to help create positive change.

Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year.

As part of our initiatives to promote positive mental health across the Faculty of Science, we have collected some resources, so that if you need resources know where to turn.