News archive - February 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Five universities collaborate to reduce early childhood dental disease

Professor Laurie Hoffman-Goetz of the University of Waterloo is collaborating with colleagues around the world to develop a program to reduce incidences of childhood dental caries among First Nations populations

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Harvard and Propel share insights on tobacco control

Tobacco is an epidemic and control is vital, researchers from Harvard’s newly formed Center for Global Tobacco Control told an audience at the University of Waterloo on Tuesday.

Speakers, including Ryan Kennedy–a scientist at Waterloo’s Propel Centre for Population Health Impact who’s doing a research stint at the Harvard centre, discussed issues ranging from children being encouraged to pick up the habit to people exposed to second-hand smoke, and the importance of using scientific research to influence tobacco-control policy.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Retirement Research Centre highlights gender differences in retirement goals and planning

Men and women often have vastly different wants and needs; the same is true in retirement. Men and women have varying views and goals associated with the “golden years.” Lee Anne Davies of RBC and the RBC Retirement Research Centre at the University of Waterloo discusses gender differences in retirement.

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