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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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In high school and applying to university? Check out our undergraduate programs to find your fit.

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  1. May 30, 2019New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective
    Spoonful of sugar

    Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

  2. May 22, 2019The top 25 medical lab tests around the world
    Scientist, with her back to us, working in lab

    A new study has revealed the 25 most common diagnostic lab tests in the world, information that could be key for any jurisdiction looking to develop universal health coverage.

  3. May 17, 2019Exceptional teaching rewarded in Faculty
    Collage of the three TA teaching recipients

    It is with great pleasure that the Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Teaching Fellows announce the Winter 2019 Teaching Assistant Award recipients:

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  1. June 18, 2019Forbes Lecture - Technology and aging: Supporting our current and future selves
    Alex Mihailidis.

    Professor Alex Mihailidis' research is focused on the development of intelligent home systems for elder care and wellness, and adaptive tools for nurses and clinical applications. Hosted by the Network for Aging Research, this second annual lecture is presented in honour of William Forbes, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding director of the Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo.

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