Faculty members of the Clinical Vision Science Program are listed below. For an alphabetical list of our professors by subject, see the Faculty page. For responsibilities and contact information of members of the program with administrative roles, please vist the Staff page.

Program Chair

Medical Director



  • LaRoche, R., BSc, MD (McGill), FRCSC,
    Major appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Robitaille, J., BSc, MD (McGill), FRCSC,
    Major appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, cross appointed to the Department of Pathology and Department of Pediatrics
  • Westwood, D. A., BSc, MA, PhD (Waterloo),
    Major appointment in the School of Health and Human Performance
  • MacKenzie, D. BSc, MAEd, PhD, BSCOT, BSPE                                                                                        Major appointment in School of Occupational Therapy, cross appointed to the School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Affiliate Scientist with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Nova Scotia Health)

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

  • Pryde, M., BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), OC (C), COMT
  • Pearson, H., BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), OC(C), COMT
  • Dicostanzo, N., BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), OC(C), COMT
  • Smith, S., BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), OC(C), COMT
  • Algee, K., BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), OC(C), COMT
  • Betts, M., BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), OC(C), COMT
  • Locke, J. BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), OC(C), COMT
  • Carr, J. MSc, MSc (Dalhousie), OC(C), COMT
  • Van-Iderstine, S., BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), CCRP