News archive - April 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Canadian kids earn 'F' on activity report card

Screen time up, playtime down as Canadian kids earn 'F' on activity report card

TORONTO - Too many Canadian kids, including tots under the age of five, are spending too much time glued to TV, computers and video games and it'll take a concerted effort by parents, caregivers and others to get them moving more, say health experts and advocates.

Their concerns were expressed Tuesday following the release of a report showing that most Canadian children aren't meeting recommended physical activity guidelines.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Waterloo awards honorary degree to Hon. Monique Bégin

The University of Waterloo is to award 16 honorary degrees at spring convocation. Amongst the 16 recipients is Monique Bégin, a former federal politician and architect of Canada's health care act.

A keen supporter of public health, Bégin played a key role as health minister in drafting the 1984 Canada Health Act, which enshrined five core principles into the health care system: universality, comprehensiveness, portability, accessibility and public administration

See media release

Monday, April 19, 2010

Game collection finds new home at Canadian Museum of Civilization

After years of collecting, Professor Elliot Avedon’s mass archive of gaming pieces will be transferred from the University of Waterloo to the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The collection first started as a teaching aide and grew over time into a mass collection of over 5,000 objects and related documentation.

See news release

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