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Asylum Seeker Centre Eye Clinic visits Government House in Sydney

Dr Blanka Golebiowski and the team from the Asylum Seeker Centre (ASC) Eye Clinic, including optometrists Layal Naji and Homma Ebrahimi, were invited to an official reception at Government House in Sydney.  The event was enjoyed by all and was an excellent occasion to speak with the founders of the ASC, other members of the ASC health care team and of course his excellency the governor David Hurley.

Humans of SOVS: Brian Cheng

It was from watching shows like Masterchef, Iron chef and My Kitchen Rules that set me on the track to becoming a foodie. I don’t cook but I do appreciate the skills you need to have to be a good chef. The place doesn’t have to be fancy either. You can find amazing food from takeaway restaurants or street food. Not spending as much can also be a good thing for managing your expectations. Bad food becomes a greater disappointment when you paid too much for it! 

New UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science Head of School

UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Lisa Keay has been appointed as the new Head of School. Lisa will be taking over the role from Professor Fiona Stapleton on 1 February 2019 who ends her third term as Head of School. We sincerely thank Fiona for her outstanding leadership at SOVS over the past 11 years. 

Humans of SOVS: Terry Ho

After playing badminton for twenty-two years I still love how fast the sport is. To play it well, you need to respond quickly, hit accurately and move spontaneously. And even though the shuttlecock looks light, playing through a full game requires a lot of stamina, strength and discipline. Winning usually requires understanding your opponent to find and exploit their weaknesses whilst covering your own. Playing doubles, however, adds a whole other level; your own weaknesses can be covered by your partner but likewise you must cover their weaknesses.

Summer Vacation Research Scholarships Now Available

UNSW Science Vacation Research Scholarships are now available.  There are a number of highly competitive summer research scholarships available to currently enrolled undergraduate students in second year or above. This scheme will enable students to gain valuable research experience, supervised by our international team of academics at state of the art research facilities at UNSW. 

Professors Stapleton and Swarbrick Recognised in American Academy of Optometry Awards

Professor Fiona Stapleton and Professor Helen Swarbrick from the UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science have been recognised by their peers and will this year be awarded at the American Academy of Optometry in the US during their annual conference in November 2018. Professor Stapleton has been awarded the Glenn A Fry Lecture Award and Professor Helen Swarbrick, the Max Shapero Lecture Award. 

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