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The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University is an international leader in human and machine vision research. Uniting researchers from psychology, computer science & engineering, biology and kinesiology & health science, work at the centre is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, rooted in a fundamental research programme that merges techniques in human psychophysics, visual neuroscience and computational theory. Leading-edge facilities include a 3T fMRI scanner, a six-sided immersive virtual reality room, and a wide array of visuo-robotic platforms.

The CVR is home to a rich history of scientific discovery and technological innovation with real-world consequences. Our vision health research tackles the problems of strokes, migraines, brain disorders, autism and visual deficits in Canada's aging population. Vision technology application areas include medical and assistive devices, visual security, search-and-rescue, 3D film, and augmented reality systems used in collaboration with NASA and the aerospace industry.



CVR seminar

2:00pm, Fri, 7 Oct, BSB 163

Title: Eye-hand coordination under altered external and internal conditions

Marc Dalecki, York University


Biological Vision

Computer Vision & Graphics

fMRI Neuroimaging Facility




Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows


NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience in
Vision Science & Applications




We welcome collaboration with private and public sector partners


CVR student Amir Sajad (Crawford lab) interviewed with CBC Radio International

CVR graduate students Benjamin Voloh (Womelsdorf lab) and Nada Elasal (Elder lab) take top two prizes in 3MT(Three Minute Thesis) research competition

The Centre for Vision Research at York: Excellence in Research and Innovation

John Tsotsos receives RSC medal

Postdoctoral Fellowship and Research Associate positions are available at CVR

James Elder leads new $1.65M research training program in Data Analytics and Visualization

CVR researcher Doug Crawford discover how midbrain map continuously updates visuospatial memory

Galina Goren is awarded Best Graduate Student Poster Runner-up at CSBBCS 2014

NSERC awards more than $3.2 million to York-led research partnerships

Professor Laurence Harris wins the President’s Research Excellence Award

Calgary-based startup Slyce acquires York U computer vision technology for retail e-commerce

CVR member receives Parkinson Society research grant

CVR featured in International Innovation Healthcare, ResearchMedia

Passings: Professor Ian Howard, a pioneer in vision research

CVR Students win Best Poster Awards at VSS 2013!

Robots roved in air, on land and on water at field trials

FieldTrip workshop at CVR, York University. Click here for photos

York vision researcher receives $790,891 for research infrastructure