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Apr. 24, 2014 Parents of severely ill children see benefits as caregivers, says study

Benefits often coexist with the negative and stressful outcomes for parents who have a child born with or later diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, says a recent study led by a researcher at the University of Waterloo.

While the challenges are numerous and life-changing and stress levels high, the vast majority of parents who participated in the Waterloo-led research reported positive outcomes as well, a phenomenon known as posttraumatic growth. The findings appear in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Apr. 23, 2014 Waterloo Global Science Initiative invests in young people as a force for change in education

Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) is pleased to launch its Equinox Fellowship, a program that funds projects initiated by young people between the ages of 18 and 30 inspired by the priorities outlined in the Equinox Blueprint: Learning 2030 (PDF) which launched globally last week in Oxford, UK at the World Literacy Summit.

Apr. 22, 2014 Picture books aren’t just fun: Moms are exposing toddlers to rich information about animals Illustrated sleeping bear

Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

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