UW Optometry Professor Kristine Dalton to Receive Teaching Award
The Faculty of Science have honoured Prof. Kristine Dalton and Dr. Rick Marta as this year’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA) winners for their dedication to hands-on learning and mentorship. Teaching is a core mission at the University of Waterloo and this prestigious award acknowledges the special role Science faculty members play in inspiring the next generation of science and technology professionals.
Kristine Dalton is an assistant professor in the School of Optometry & Vision Science. She has been a pioneer in the field of sports vision, establishing and directing Canada’s first Sports Vision Clinic at the University of Waterloo, which has expanded to include the new Brain Injury Clinic.
“Modeling the change we seek to promote, Kristine is already creating a lasting impact and enhancing our School’s reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching,” says Prof. Stan Woo, Director of the School of Optometry & Vision Science.
Dalton’s students praise her dedication in-and-outside the classroom, whether she is teaching a large class, supervising a graduate student, or training students in a clinical setting. Her hard work and unique qualifications as an educator, professional optometrist and outstanding researcher have been inspiring to students, who consider her a role model and mentor.