NextGEN 2024 Opportunities & Options - March 28, 2024


Welcome to NextGEN Canada Hybrid Meeting 2024
Connecting the Future of Optometry

About the Event:
Join us at the NextGEN Hybrid Meeting  March 2024, a pioneering event designed for the upcoming generation of Canadian Optometrists. This event caters to students wherever they are studying, be it in Canada or the US. It is presented by Eye Care Business Canada and organized by the committed team of NextGEN OD Canada Student Ambassadors.

The event will be live at University of Waterloo, with Watch Parties at NECO and other locations and will be simulcast live on ZOOM to Canadian OD Students and recent grads across North America.

Meet the Leadership Team:
Get to know the driving forces behind the NextGEN OD experience. Meet our core team members, including:

Natasha Reyes (OD Candidate, University of Waterloo Class of 2026)

  • Attended an arts school in Toronto, followed by McMaster University (double major in Biology & Psychology &  Neuroscience and Behaviour.
  • AOSA Trustee
  • Executive member of the UW’s Advancement of Independent Optometry Club
  • President of the UW Chapter of the American Optometric Student Association
  • Transitions Student Ambassador
Nyah Miranda (OD Candidate, New England College of Optometry Class of 2026)

  • Undergrad: University of Guelph (2022)
  • AOSA Trustee
  • Transitions Lenses Student Ambassador
  • Hometown: Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Digital Media Manager at NextGen OD
Jenny Lee Jenny Lee, OD   (UW 2023)  Clinical & Refractive Optometry (CRO) Liaison to NextGEN OD

  • Vision Therapy resident at the University of Waterloo,
  • CRO Assistant Editor and Liaison
  • Born and raised in Vancouver, BC
  • Completed undergraduate degree at UBC (Physiology).
  • Completed clinical externships at Eye Associates of Pinellas in Pinellas Park, FL and Bolton Optometry Clinic in Bolton, ON.
  • Passionate about hiking, paddle-boarding, watercolour and digital art!


High-Level Agenda (Detail Agenda Coming Soon): 

  • Registration opens at 6:15 PM 
  • Presentations from Recent Students: Gain insights from recent graduates who will share their experiences and valuable tips.
  • Words of Wisdom from Subject Matter Experts: Learn from esteemed experts in the field who will provide valuable insights and guidance.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with leading industry suppliers and fellow optometry enthusiasts and Canadian OD students across North America.
  • Delectable Buffet: Savor a buffet of delicious food options during the event. Bar available with 1 complimentary drink ticket.
  • Exciting Raffle Prizes: Get ready for a chance to win fantastic prizes through our raffle.
See the UW event page for details regarding speakers and specific presentations. 

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