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  • The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University offers a one-week, all-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science. This year's program will be held June 3-7, 2013. For further information, see the summer school website, www.yorku.ca/cvrss, or write to Dr. Richard Murray (rfm@yorku.ca) or Dr. Jennifer Steeves (steeves@yorku.ca).
  • The 2013 biennial meeting of the Child Vision Research Society will be held at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. June 17 to 19, 2013
    For more information and to join a mailing list to receive updates as more details become available, go to http://www.cvrsoc.org/ or you may contact Susan Leat (1-519-888-4567 ext. 32040, leat@uwaterloo.ca).

    Interactions in Vision Conference June 26-28, 2013 The Centre for Vision Research at York University. The meeting celebrates the contributions of Hugh Wilson and Marty Steinbach. More information at


  • 18e Réunion annuelle
    Réseau de recherche en santé de la vision du FRQS

    Vendredi 19 octobre 2012

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    FRQS Research in Vision Network
    18th Annual Meeting

    Friday October 19, 2012

    Hôtel Hilton Bonaventure
    (Salons Le Portage, Fontaine & Longueuil)
    900 de la Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal, QC H5A 1E4


  • Donald K. Johnson Chair in Vision Sciences

The Toronto Western Research Institute of the University Health Network invites applicants to apply for the endowed Donald K. Johnson Chair in Vision Sciences. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) and have an established record of excellence in basic science areas that have relevance to vision.

The successful candidate will have the ability to establish an independent, well funded, program of international prominence and to collaborate with other members of our research and clinical staff. There will be the opportunity to build vision science at the UHN. Qualified candidates will be appointed to the Departments of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, and an appropriate Academic Graduate Department at a level commensurate with their experience.

Send applications (CV, statement of interest, and contact information for three referees) by January 3rd, 2012 to Dr. Martin Steinbach, Director of Vision Research, UHN, by email only c/o Ms Janet Wong, (tang@uhnresearch.ca)

  • Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet) Formed

A major new neuroscience research initiative, the Canadian Action & Perception
Network (CAPnet), has been jointly established by York University, The University
of Western Ontario and Queen’s University.
For more information, go to:




  • If you wish to learn more about the activities of the National
    Coalition for Vision Health,
    check out the Canadian Journal of
    Ophthalmology editorial written by its President, Dr. Calvin Breslin, and
    available at:

  • The University of Toronto has a $17.25 million endowment for sponsoring
    vision health research (very loosely defined) graduate students. Since its inception
    in 2000, over 75 students have been given $2.6M in support of their thesis research.
    Topics have ranged from the molecular genetic basis of blinding eye diseases
    through higher-order studies of cognitive visual functioning. More information
    available at: http://vsrp.uhnres.utoronto.ca/


  • Twenty-Nine Canada Research Chairs in vision-related themes are listed at the
    Bulletin Board link. There are also six endowed chairs in Canada. This list can be
    updated by sending information to: mjs@yorku.ca


  • Two major meetings that Canadian vision scientists attend in large numbers are
    upcoming: ARVO (Assoc. for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)and VSS
    (Vision Sciences Society). More information about each of the meetings is on their



  • The Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology has been publishing scientific updates
    that may be of interest to readers of this webpage. The "Cyclops" column has been
    appearing since the December 2005 issue. Download the column, and other items of
    interest from http://www.eyesite.ca


  • Check Out Additional Funding Opportunities at the Foundation Fighting
    Blindness-Canada website:

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