Sherene Vazhappilly is a current 4th year student at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science in Waterloo, Ontario. Originally from Calgary, AB, she completed her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Honours Neuroscience at the University of Calgary,
Every month the Canadian Association of Optometry Students recognizes and celebrates an outstanding Canadian student doctor of optometry for their contributions to optometry. This student exemplifies desire and commitment to further optometry as a profession. Whether through political activism, community outreach or academic research, their actions and dedication help lift optometry to a new horizons. Their character is one that inspires others to rally behind them and is committed to improving the society in which they operate.
These incredible individuals are either nominated by either a fellow colleague, community member or an academic faculty member. All nominations are due on the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by the CAOS executive board. Please submit all submissions to email@example.com Eligibility requires the candidate to be a Canadian citizen studying at a recognized Canadian, American or international school of optometry.
Boris Wong is an exceptional third year optometry student at The University of Waterloo. He obtained his undergraduate BSc degree from Waterloo knowing that he wanted to pursue Optometry. His inspiration to become an optometrist began when he was an
Helon Law is a current 3rd year student at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Originally from Vancouver, BC and having completed a Science Degree from UBC, you will find him practicing back in Van City around
Emalea Deschamps is this month’s CAOS Student Doctor of the Month! Emalea is a third-year student, serving as last year’s president of AZCOPT’s CAOS Chapter. She did a wonderful job at keeping everything organized and fun! She was responsible for
Samantha Wong is a fourth year optometry student at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). She was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Markham, Ontario. Samantha completed her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, double majoring
Tara Mahvelati is a fourth-year student at the State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY). Originally from Montreal, QC, she completed her undergraduate degree at Concordia University in BSc in Biology. While completing her MSc in Immunology at
Jennifer Chan is a fourth-year student studying at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and completed her BSc in Biology and Nutrition at the University of Alberta. During her undergraduate education,
Joanne Qiao is a second-year optometry student at the University of Waterloo who has set her sights on improving the way drugs are tested on eyes. Joanne began her university experience in Hamilton where she pursued a bachelors
Alexandra Fortier is a fourth-year Optometry student at the University of Montreal’s School of Optometry. Born and raised in Quebec City, Alex moved to Montreal from her hometown after completing a bachelor’s degree in business administration. From the beginning of
Jane Yang is a fourth year MS/OD student at NECO and currently doing her rotations in WenZhou, China. She grew up in Markham, Ontario and completed her Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Toronto in 2015.