News archive - November 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Retirement Research Centre develops new tools for retirement planning

Research from the RBC Retirement Research Centre at the University of Waterloo demonstrates that spouses need and must collaborate on developing a solid retirement plan. Couples need to look beyond plans solely based on investments and returns, and take a more comprehensive approach to determining needs and wants prior to retirement.

Read article in The Globe and Mail

Monday, November 22, 2010

Professor shares insights on spine biomechanics and injury prevention at national Canada Research Chair conference

Four top researchers at the University of Waterloo, including kinesiology’s Jack P. Callaghan, Canada Research Chair in spine biomechanics and injury prevention, spoke at a conference in Toronto, positioning Canada as an international leader in research and development.

See news release

Thursday, November 18, 2010

David Hammond named Canada’s Premier Young Researcher

For his ongoing research on cigarette labelling and how it can be used to influence behaviour, David Hammond of the University of Waterloo has been awarded Canada’s Premier Young research award.

The award, a career development prize given to Canada's brightest young researchers at the beginning of their careers, is granted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Full story published on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CCIHR) website.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pat Bishop comments on causes and prevention of concussions

Education and enforcement: keys to preventing concussions

Pat Bishop, retired professor of kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, comments on the connection between concussions and sports equipment. Although helmet designs have improved, he explains, “The injury is caused by a rotational motion and acceleration of the head and at the present time there is no helmet that will protect against rotation of the head, or of the brain.”

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