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Kinesiology Lab Days

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (all day) to Friday, December 14, 2012 (all day)

Kinesiology Lab Days is an annual high school outreach event for grade 12 Exercise Science and grade 11/12 Biology classes.*

Held weekdays December 5-7 and 10-14, Lab Days features a one-day program (10:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) of mini-laboratory sessions on assessing, treating, and preventing movement-related illness and injury.

Memory and Techne showcase

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Memory, Technology, and Alzheimer's Research (MA English - Experimental Digital Media)

Entrepreneur Ami Richter and Olympian Heather Moyse speak at TEDxUW

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (all day)

AHS Alumni Ami Richter (BA '01, Recreation and Leisure Studies) and Heather Moyse (BSc '00, Kinesiology) are coming back to campus for TEDxUW.

Gairdner University Lecture

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Circadian rhythms:  Molecules, neurons and circuits

Dr. Michael Rosbash

2012 Canada Gairdner Laureate

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

Gairdner Student Lecture

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Dr. Rosbash is a recipient of the 2012 Canada Gairdner International Award for his pioneering discoveries concerning the biological clock responsible for circadian rhythms. Grade 10-12 high school students are invited to hear him speak about his research and discovery, followed by a complimentary light lunch.

UW WELL-FIT 10th anniversary with Charcoal Group of Restaurants

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 (all day) to Sunday, October 28, 2012 (all day)

Join us between October 9th and 28th at any of the Charcoal Group of Restaurants. Order an item off the UW WELL-FIT Feature Menu and proceeds will directly support the services offered through UW WELL-FIT.

Quit-It: New perspectives on youth cessation from NDIT

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Dr. Jennifer O’Loughlin, Ph.D.

Université de Montréal

This presentation will overview what we have learned about youth cessation to date from the 13-year Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) cohort investigation.

The talk will begin with results from our systematic reviews on the frequency of quit attempts, the determinants of cessation, and the results of randomized controlled trials testing youth cessation interventions. It will then overview our work of the natural history of cessation in youth.

Graduate Leisure Research Symposium

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 11:00 AM to Friday, May 11, 2012 - 4:30 PM EDT

20 Years Of Leisure Research – Looking Back, Looking Forward

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Graduate Leisure Research Symposium, taking place at the University of Waterloo from May 10th – 11th, 2012.

Hosted by the University of Waterloo Graduate Association for Recreation and Leisure Studies (GARLS), the conference features a keynote address by Dr. Mark Havitz from the University of Waterloo, and John Haddock, CEO of the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge YMCA.

Applied Health Sciences Graduate Student Research Conference

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Keynote address

Prevention of Sports-Related Spinal Cord
Injuries and Concussions

by Dr. Charles Tator, CM, MD, PhD, FRSCS

School of Public Health and Health Systems launch

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 3:00 PM EDT

The official launch of the School of Public Health and Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland – world renowned for her work in public health and sustainable development – will be our keynote speaker.

Dr. Brundtland is the former Prime Minister of Norway, served as Director General of the World Health Organization, and Chaired the World Commission of Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commision).

2012 TD Discovery Days in Health Sciences

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 9:00 AM EDT

Offered in conjunction with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Waterloo's Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Faculty of Science present this full day of workshops that give secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in the health sciences.

Aftab Patla Memorial Cup Hockey Game

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 5:15 PM EDT
forwards face-off for ceremonial puck drop
This fun and entertaining fund-raising hockey game began in 2007 to commemorate our colleague and mentor who died after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Patla was a professor of Kinesiology at UW for 25 years with a research interest in health, aging and human movement.

Public lecture: Diet resilience in older adults...Sustaining health from the inside out

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Dr. Heather Keller

Public lecture | free admission

As we age, our bodies need more nutrients and less energy.  This can be challenging to achieve!

The key: being diet resilient. Despite the many challenges life brings, we must continue to eat well and be active.

Dr. Keller will discuss nutrient needs for healthy aging and provide strategies and resources to help aging adults stay well. 


March Break Open House

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

Applicants to the University of Waterloo, admitted students, and their families are invited to campus March 13 and 14 to learn more about Waterloo's programs, co-op, housing, and more.

Applicants to entry programs in Applied Health Sciences (Kinesiology, Health Studies, and Recreation and Leisure Studies) should plan to visit on March 14.  See the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences March Break Open House website for details on program sessions and sample lectures.

University of Waterloo Brain Bee

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 9:45 AM EST

The University of Waterloo’s Department of Kinesiology is proud to host the 4th annual UW Brain Bee for high school students in Waterloo Region.

Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Week

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 1:00 PM EST

University of Waterloo's Recreation and Leisure Studies department is proud to present its annual Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Week.

To celebrate, three exciting events will be taking place on campus and you are invited to participate!

Wheelchair Obstacle Challenge

Monday, February 6, 1:00-3:00 pm, SLC

Grade 10 Family Night

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Grade 10 students and their parents are invited to learn about applying to university and financing a post-secondary education. Hosted by the University of Waterloo.

Learn about:

Career night speed networking

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:00 PM EST
man in business suit at starting line of racetrack

The starting line for your future

Attention all AHS undergrads:

Talk to KIN, HLTH & REC Alumni

Ask questions...make connections
Find jobs that interest you!!
Mingle and enjoy free food!

JANUARY 10, 6 - 8 PM

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