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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Waterloo 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.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Researcher appointed new Canada Research Chair

Professor Mark Ferro is the new Canada Research Chair in Youth Mental Health, the Government of Canada announced.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Aging slows perception of falls

Older person's hand gripping a walker.

Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Researcher inducted into Academy of Health Sciences

Professor Sue Horton has been appointed a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) for her significant contributions in the field of health economics.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Real cost of mega-sporting events much higher than people think

Beijing National Stadium

The real cost of the Olympics and other mega-sporting events is much higher than host bids would have us believe, according to a new study exploring the impacts of the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. That’s because it takes additional investments to keep newly built venues in use after the event.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

Teenage girl with electronic cigarette in car

Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

The study — from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine — found that students in grades 7 to 12 who tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Beverage industry capitalizing on countries with fewer health regulations

Beverage vending machine

Considerable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Researcher named Fellow of International Ergonomics Association

Professor Richard Wells was named a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) at the annual National Council Meeting in Singapore last week.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels

Person sitting in yoga pose

Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide

Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

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