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  1. June 26, 2018Majority of teenagers need food safety education Young person preparing food

    A new study from the University of Waterloo highlights a low level of awareness in youth around the proper precautions that need to be taken when it comes to handling food.

  2. June 26, 2018Dementia research gets a boost with new Schlegel Research ChairCarrie McAiney

    While more and more older adults are living with dementia, many are living well, thanks in part to researchers like Carrie McAiney. She works together with individuals with dementia, their families, and care partners to understand and address their future and current needs.

  3. June 14, 2018Bryan Grimwood research team receives $278,000 SSHRC grantBryan Grimwood

    Recreation and Leisure Studies Professor Bryan Grimwood and co-investigators (including Lori Campbell and Lisbeth Berbary at UWaterloo), have secured a $278,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight grant for a project called Unsettling Tourism: Settler Stories, Indigenous Lands, and Awakening an Ethics of Reconciliation.

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  1. July 18, 2018#IYamWhoIYam Body Image and Nutrition WorkshopApple core with a whole round apple reflected in a mirror.

    Hosted by the AHS Advisory on Mental Health and Well-being Graduate Student Subcommittee, this free workshop will examine body image through personal reflection and audience engagement. Free snack provided and prizes to be won!

  2. July 24, 2018Hallman Lecture: Whiteness, Women and Sex TourismProfessor Donna Chambers

    Professor Donna Chambers examines female sex tourism in the post-colonial world through the lens of whiteness theory.

  3. July 27, 2018#BeInTheMoment ZumbaPeople participating in a zumba class.

    Hosted by the AHS Advisory on Mental Health and Well-being Graduate Student Subcommittee, zumba is a guided dance class that provides an opportunity to relieve stress and be in the moment. Free snack provided and prizes to be won!

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