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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted

Two researchers working with an individual wearing VR helmet

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have made progress toward predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Long-term mental wellbeing of northern communities increasingly affected by wildfires

Smoke and wildfire behind a tree line in the distance

With climate change conditions favouring the spread of wildfires in Canada – even increasingly affecting the north and subarctic regions in Canada – it is important to address the impact of fire and smoke on the mental health and livelihoods of northern populations, says Warren Dodd, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Youth are more at risk for substance abuse than young adults

Unhappy male youth sitting in empty stands

Individuals between the ages of 15-22 are at increased odds for substance use disorders, says a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry this month.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Study shows how the brain controls food cravings

Stylized image of the inner workings of the brain

A newly published study from the University of Waterloo shows that when activity in a specific part of the brain is suppressed, our desire for high-calorie foods increases.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Dementia research gets a boost with new Schlegel Research Chair

Carrie McAiney

While more and more older adults are living with dementia, many are living well, thanks in part to researchers like Carrie McAiney. She works together with individuals with dementia, their families, and care partners to understand and address their future and current needs.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Majority of teenagers need food safety education

Young person preparing food

A new study from the University of Waterloo highlights a low level of awareness in youth around the proper precautions that need to be taken when it comes to handling food.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bryan Grimwood research team receives $278,000 SSHRC grant

Bryan Grimwood

Recreation and Leisure Studies Professor Bryan Grimwood and co-investigators (including Lori Campbell and Lisbeth Berbary at UWaterloo), have secured a $278,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight grant for a project called Unsettling Tourism: Settler Stories, Indigenous Lands, and Awakening an Ethics of Reconciliation.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Dieting associated with risky behaviours in teenage girls

Person using cutlery on cigarettes on a plate

Teenage girls who diet are more likely to engage in other health-compromising behaviours, including smoking, binge drinking, and skipping breakfast, a University of Waterloo study recently found.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Researchers win 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards

Vice-President, Academic and Provost George Dixon has announced the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards. The awards, which were established in 2005, reward faculty members for outstanding contributions in teaching and scholarship.

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