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Public lecture - Aging in a technological world: bridging disciplines to tackle the dementia epidemic

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Lecture poster, details in text below.

Julie Robillard, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. Robillard is an affiliated researcher of the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and Vice-chair of the Ethical, Legal, Social Impacts Committee of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging.

This presentation will cover:

Applied Health Sciences HeForShe December meeting

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

The next Applied Health Sciences (AHS) HeForShe meeting will be held on December 2 in BMH 3119. Working groups include a HeForShe speaker series, graduate student professional development series, AHS listening tour, and faculty wide reading group. All students, staff and faculty welcome!

Hack4Health 2.0

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:00 PM EDT to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 6:00 PM EST

Hack4Health (H4H) is a non-traditional hackathon aimed at social impact rather than monetary benefit. 

H4H provides an exciting space for undergraduate and graduate students to create practical applications (software, hardware, and social solutions) for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or dementia (Alzheimer's disease or other dementias).

Applied Health Sciences HeForShe October meeting

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The next Applied Health Sciences (AHS) HeForShe meeting will be held on October 28 in BMH 3119. Working groups include a HeForShe speaker series, graduate student professional development series, AHS listening tour, and faculty wide reading group. All students, staff and faculty welcome!

Safe patient handling: Highlights of current research and U.S. public policy efforts to improve safety

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Hallman Lecture Series present

Dr. Laura Punnett, Distinguished University Professor
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Introduction to Registered Massage Therapy Workshop - October 24

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Join us for this 2.5 hour hands-on introductory workshop. This course, taught by a Registered Massage Therapist, will reveal the profession of massage therapy so you can decide if it's a good fit for you.

“Fries’” a Crowd: Current Studies of Long-Term Care Eligibility, Payment, and Poisoning

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

The Hallman Lecture Series presents

Dr. Brant E. Fries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

This presentation covers three recent studies demonstrating a range of applications of assessment data. 

2016 Graduate Studies Information Night

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:45 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Considering graduate studies?  Wondering if its right for you?

On Thursday, October 20, the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) is offering a session to provide you with helpful information about graduate studies. We’ll discuss the benefits of graduate studies, career options with a graduate degree, funding options, the application process and the next steps towards pursuing a grad program. You'll also get to learn about the programs offered in AHS and research happening in our faculty. 

Delicious food will be provided and there will be an opportunity to talk to faculty and grad students from the areas in AHS that interest you.

Grad Research Day 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) invites AHS graduate and undergraduate students to attend the Grad Research Day, where AHS Masters and Doctoral students will share their research during an informal poster session.

This event will allow graduate students to gain experience with poster presentations, and will help to foster collaborative interactions across students in AHS.

AHS Fun Run 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00 AM EDT

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) invites alumni, students, staff, faculty and community friends to visit us on campus during Reunion 2016 for the 31st Annual AHS Fun Run! WALK, RUN, JUST HAVE FUN!

Applied Health Sciences HeForShe September meeting

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The next Applied Health Sciences (AHS) HeForShe meeting will be held on September 30 in BMH 3119. Working groups include a HeForShe speaker series, graduate student professional development series, AHS listening tour, and faculty wide reading group. All students, staff and faculty welcome!

Workshop for AHS Students: Get this term started!

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Are you tired of trying new time management strategies at the beginning of the semester, just to find by week three you have fallen back into your old habits? 

You are in luck, this workshop is for you. We will discuss how to break your old habits, how you may be sabotaging your time management efforts, realistic time management strategies and how to maintain them throughout your entire semester.

Applied Health Sciences 101 for Incoming Students

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Applied Health Sciences HeForShe June meeting

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The next Applied Health Sciences (AHS) HeForShe meeting will be held on Monday, June 6 in BMH 3119. We will discuss United Nations and UWaterloo updates as well as hear from our workgroups on what's been accomplished this term and what is coming up for Spring and Fall.

Presentation: Caregiving for aging parents and other family members - Opportunities and unmet challenges

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

In Canada and elsewhere, providing care and assistance to aging family members has become a normative part of life. In this talk, we will explore some of the solutions that are being developed or considered as partial solutions to the emerging care crisis – and what options remain hidden or unexplored.

Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR)

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

With a focus on aging research, SoAR is a one-day meeting for engaging with graduate student research beyond disciplinary and professional boundaries, and across areas of expertise. It is hosted BY graduate students FOR graduate students. For full conference details and registration, please visit Network for Aging Research - Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR).

Applied Health Sciences HeForShe meeting

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

The next Applied Health Sciences (AHS) HeForShe meeting will be held on Friday, April 29 from 12 - 1:30 in BMH 3119. We will discuss United Nations and UWaterloo updates as well as hear from our workgroups on what's been accomplished this term and what is coming up for Spring and Fall.

2016 University of Waterloo Discovery Days in Health Sciences

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM EDT

University of Waterloo Discovery Days in Health Sciences is presented in partnership with The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and is a day of hands-on workshops to help grade 10 and 11 high school students explore the wide variety of careers in the field of health sciences.

Aging in Africa: Challenges and opportunities to improve the well-being of older persons

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

The Hallman Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Leon Geffen, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa for an exploration of a novel psychosocial peer support program, modelled upon an existing HIV support program, for providing peer-to-peer companionship to other older adults. Initial outcomes of the study have shown that a peer support program is an effective approach to improve wellbeing of older persons living in disadvantaged communities.

2016 Grad Class Send Off

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Applied Health Sciences graduating students are invited to join special alumni guests Charlie Johnstone, CEO of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and Rohit Ramchandani,  Founder and CEO of Antara Global Health Advisors; their favourite AHS professors; and Dean James Rush, as they offer congratulations, celebrate your achievements and share inspiring words of advice.

Three Minute Thesis 2016 - AHS Faculty Heat

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Three Minute Thesis. 1 slide, 3 minutes, outstanding ideas

Join us for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Everyone welcome!  

Network for Aging Research Winter Networking Event

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

The Network for Aging Research (NAR) is pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming meet and greet! You will have a chance to meet the recipients of the NAR seed grants of 2015. This is an opportunity for students and faculty to network with the researchers and learn about their projects, as they will be providing updates.

Success Workshop: Recovering from Midterms & Surviving Finals: Strategies to help you improve and be successful

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Did midterms not go as you expected? Want to learn how to improve and be successful on your finals? In this workshop you will hear advice from upper year students on how to manage your time, procrastinate less, take tests more effectively and create a plan for your finals weeks of the term so you can avoid leaving tasks to the last minute!

Three Minute Thesis 2016 - AHS Coaching Session

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
UWaterloo Three Minute Thesis Competition

Thank you for registering to compete in the University of Waterloo’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition! Your coaches, Matt Vonk and Bronwen Valtchanov, both competed in the 2014 AHS 3MT heat. These two past competitors will share their tips to help your presentation excel - this is a great opportunity to learn from their experience!

Introduction to Registered Massage Therapy Workshop - February 25

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Join us for this 2.5 hour hands-on introductory workshop. This course, taught by a Registered Massage Therapist, will reveal the profession of massage therapy so you can decide if it's a good fit for you.

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