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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. Sep. 18, 2017Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teensTeenage girl with electronic cigarette in car

    Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

    The study — from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine — found that students in grades 7 to 12 who tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

  2. Sep. 11, 2017Beverage industry capitalizing on countries with fewer health regulationsBeverage vending machine

    Considerable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found.

  3. Sep. 8, 2017Researcher named Fellow of International Ergonomics Association

    Professor Richard Wells was named a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) at the annual National Council Meeting in Singapore last week.

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  1. Sep. 29 to 30, 2017Reunion 2017AHS Reunion logo

    Gather your friends and join us for this year's Reunion in celebration of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences' (AHS') 50th anniversary and the University's 60th anniversary. We have lots of exciting things in store to mark the significant Faculty and institutional milestones, so come back to campus to Revisit, Reunite and Relive your fondest memories and make new ones.

    Reunion opens with Trivia at The Bomber on Friday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. and concludes with the Oktoberfest Dinner and After-Party back at the venue Saturday evening. Online registration is now open.

  2. Sep. 30, 2017AHS Fun Run 2017Running shoe

    In its 32nd year, the AHS Fun Run is the largest and longest-standing Reunion tradition at the University of Waterloo. As part of the Faculty’s 50th anniversary, this year's run will also feature special elements in celebration of our milestone.

  3. Oct. 3, 2017Hallman Lecture - Chronic disease prevention: "upstream" and "downstream" revisited

    The Hallman Lecture Series presents John Frank, Director of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy for a discussion of the notions of “upstream” and “downstream” prevention in public health practice, examples and their respective pros and cons. Panel and reception to follow.

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