News for School of Optometry and Vision Science

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Meet Science's 2020 Valedictorian, Megan Thomas

Megan Thomas in a graduation rob and science hood

Megan Thomas (BSc ’20) has always been very interested in biology and the flexibility of Biomedical Science at Waterloo was attractive. Her decision was finalized when she visited the campus in her final year of high school and instantly felt a sense of community. She knew she’d be able to call this place home. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Waterloo celebrates excellence in teaching and research

The University of Waterloo honoured 125 educators and researchers who have received the President’s Excellence in Teaching and Research awards 2020 in an online celebration that recognized their contributions to the Waterloo community and beyond.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dr. Stanly Woo appointed to second term as School of Optometry and Vision Science Director

Dr. Stanley Woo will serve a second term as Director of the School of Optometry & Vision Science after a strong majority of faculty and staff voted in favour of reappointment. The Nominating Committee voted unanimously in favour of recommending Dr. Woo to a second four-year term, which will run from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.

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.