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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

3033, LAS
3:00pm, Thursday, 15 March 2018 

All-Weather Perception for Autonomous Driving

Steven Waslander, University of Waterloo


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

VISTA (Vision: Science to Applications)

York CVR-VISTA Vision Science Summer School

York Data Analytics & Visualization Summer School




We welcome collaboration with private and public sector partners


York Data Analytics & Visualization Summer School July 3-6, 2018, Application Deadline: March 26

CVR member Graham Wakefield creates extraordinary art installation in Korea

The deadline for CRV 2018 has been extended to Fri Feb 9, 11:59 PST (final deadline)

CVR member Christine Till's research on memory training and implications for impairments in Huntington's Disease

Lassonde Graduate Studies Open House,  Thursday, November 30

The VISTA and Centre for Vision Research kick off the year with a lecture and awards presentation

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions are available in the Human and Computer Vision Laboratory of James Elder

Software / Systems Engineer (SSE) Position for Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Urban Mobility (ISSUM) project is available 

Renowned vision researcher, Patrick Cavanagh joins Glendon’s psychology department

CVR member James Elder wins major ORF grant to support sustainable urban mobility

CVR member Chris Bergevin organizes two international workshops on the biophysics of hearing

Passings: Martin Steinbach remembered as a leader in vision research

CVR faculty member receives Early Researcher Awards

CVR faculty member Prof. Laurie Wilcox has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Vision Science Society

Prof. Laurence Harris and researchers in Japan discover “safety feature” in our perception of self motion

CVR members close knowledge gap on the ‘plasticity’ of brain cell connections

Call for Papers: 14th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV 2017), Edmonton, Canada

Laurence Harris- Bodies in (Outer) Space - Canadian Space Agency

CVR member Shayna RosenBaum receives INS Early Career Award

Media coverage of the York tumbling room, sphere room, and large-field graphics display led by Laurence Harris

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Computer Vision is available

New Publication in the journal Scientific Reports:  International collaboration yields the Southampton-York Natural Scenes (SYNS) Dataset.

Professor Scott Adler awarded research gift to study C-section births

World leading vision research program receives Canada's premiere grant

York research identifies potential treatment for visual disorders

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

Lassonde professor brings high school students' robot to life

Research shows how brain differentiates similar memories