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WATERLOO — The Waterloo Eye Institute at the University of Waterloo has received the largest gift in the school of optometry’s history from a former professor.
George Woo and Judy Woo gave the institute $1.5 million, and on Thursday, they will be honoured with the naming of the George & Judy Woo Centre for Sight Enhancement.
Dr. George Woo earned his optometry degree at Waterloo in 1964 and taught in the school of optometry for 26 years. He developed the low vision program at the university and was the founding director of the Centre for Sight Enhancement.
The pair now live in Hong Kong, where Dr. Woo became the dean of the faculty of health and social sciences and chair professor of optometry at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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University of Waterloo optometry school receives historic gift – Waterloo Region Record