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  1. Jan. 4, 2018Children with chronic illness often show signs of mental health problems

    Children commonly show signs of a mental disorder soon after receiving a diagnosis involving a chronic physical condition, according to a recent study.

  2. Dec. 4, 2017Women are naturally more fit than men

    Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

  3. Nov. 15, 2017Waterloo professors awarded $4.8 million for social sciences and humanities research

    Thirty-three University of Waterloo researchers will receive $4.8 million to advance research and encourage partnerships that will lead to innovative approaches that improve the well-being of Canadians.

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  1. Feb. 16, 20182018 Three Minute Thesis - AHS heat1 slide. 3 minutes. outstanding ideas! Three minute thesis competition at the University of Waterloo

    Imagine having only 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of your research to a non-specialist audience. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition asks University of Waterloo research-based master's and doctoral students to do just that.

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