News archive - January 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Heather Mair examines ethnic diversity in the sport of curling

Why is the roaring game still lacking ethnic diversity?

The sport of curling has grown in recent years but with 91% of participants responding that they are “Caucasian” it seems the sport is lacking to reach out to the ethnically diverse groups that belong to Canada. Waterloo’s Heather Mair has reported diversity issues in Toronto’s Curling Clubs for the Curling Association to get a better understanding.

Read media release in Globe and Mail

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Study examines anaphylaxis risk through the eyes of food-allergic children

Food allergies have become widespread news in recent years, but a recent study by Waterloo’s  shows youth who have experienced anaphylactic shock often  different views on risks associated with their allergy.

Read article in the journal Risk Analysis.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Survey shows tobacco companies still profiting from youth smoking

Brand loyalty to cigarettes? Scientists at Waterloo’s Propel Centre for Population Health Impact surveyed more than 50,000 students from various age groups and provinces/territories and found that youth in secondary and elementary schools are already beginning to develop smoking preferences.

Read at marketwire.com

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