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Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities, Applied Health Sciences is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

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  1. Dec. 28, 2019Stuart McGill appointed to Order of Canada
    Stuart McGill in biomechanics lab.

    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada including Professor Emeritus Stuart McGill of the University of Waterloo's Department of Kinesiology.

  2. Dec. 17, 2019Study identifies way for employers to retain casual workers
    Instructor demonstrating swimming to children.

    Job enrichment may be an important tool for retaining seasonal frontline staff, according to a new University of Waterloo study.

  3. Dec. 12, 2019Research calls for new measures to treat mental illness and opioid use
    Pills spilling out of pill bottle.

    Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use, a study by the University of Waterloo has found.

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  1. Feb. 27, 2020Hallman Lecture - The state of Indigenous health in Canada: Causes and consequences
    Jane Philpott.

    Using her experience as medical doctor and special advisor on health for Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Jane Philpott will examine causes and consequences of the main health issues in Indigenous communities.

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