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.
Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science is pleased to announce that Professor Dmitry Pushin, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be the Faculty of Science HeForShe advocate, effective January 1, 2021.
When the University’s research labs shut down for quarantine, biology professor Brian Dixon pivoted some of his research away from blood testing in fish, into looking at blood testing in humans. Instead of sitting around and waiting for his labs to open again, Dixon wanted to use his time and knowledge of biology and immunology to contribute to the global need for understanding and overcoming COVID-19.
While we continue to see the number of positive and recovered cases change across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat to everyone’s health and well-being. There’s a global race to produce a vaccine that will be effective in protecting us from the virus and perhaps be our best hope for ending the pandemic.