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  • 2022 Executive Committee

    At its Annual Meeting on January 21, 2022, Council elected the 2022 Executive Committee as follows: Dr. Areef Nurani, President Dr. William Ulakovic, Vice-President Dr. Camy Grewal, Chair, Governance/HR Committee Mr. Howard Kennedy, Chair, Audit/Finance/Risk Committee Ms. Suzanne Allen, Member-at-Large Thank you to all Council members who put their names forward for this year’s Executive...plus
  • Council Election Results

    We are pleased to announce the results for the recent Council Election to fill one seat in District 1 (GTA) and two seats in District 5 (Provincial). The following optometrists have been elected for three-year terms starting January 2022: District 1 Dr. Abraham Yuen District 5 Dr. Pooya Hemami Dr. Richard Kniaziew The College would like to...plus
  • Council Meeting Highlights – September 17, 2021

    Council met virtually on September 17, 2021, where it discussed ongoing stakeholder meetings about the possibility of a singular, Canadian entry-to-practice exam, as well as the ongoing job action in relation to complaints and concerns. Council also approved two key items: the establishment and funding of a new Research Grant Panel, and updates to the Optometric...plus
  • Council Elections – Voting Opens Soon

    A call for nominations was announced in July to fill five seats in four districts. Two seats were acclaimed as follows: District 4 (Western Electoral District): Dr. Dino Mastronardi District 6 (University of Waterloo Faculty): Dr. Lisa Christian Congratulations to Dr. Mastronardi and Dr. Christian, who will begin their three-year terms effective January 1, 2022.Voting...plus
  • Ontario Optometrists and Withdrawal of Services

    In March 2021, the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) announced that optometrists will be engaging in job action and withdrawing services for OHIP-insured patients effective September 1, 2021. OHIP currently covers standard eye exams for those age 19 and younger, age 65 and older, and for those with specific medical conditions. The College of Optometrists of Ontario...plus

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