News archive - August 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Partners to build research centre for seniors

(University of Waterloo News Release)

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, Aug. 29, 2011) - An ambitious partnership involving the Ontario government, postsecondary sector and Schlegel Villages will develop a centre of excellence for research, training and innovation in senior health care and wellness at the University of Waterloo. The goal is to help Canada better prepare for an aging population.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Study shows physical activity may reduce chance of dementia later in life

A recent study by Laura Middleton of the department of kinesiology shows that daily physical activity including keeping active with everyday chores may reduce the chance of developing dementia later on in life.

Read article in The Record

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Study examines injury risk from using hand-held devices

Study by Richard Wells, director of the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders based in the faculty of applied health sciences, examines the link between use of hand-held devices and pain and suggests the consequences often extend well beyond the thumb alone.

“If we’re creating a lot of 17-year-olds, 19-year-olds who have more chronic shoulder, neck and arm problems, then they got a lifetime of problems ahead of them.”

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kinesiology professors receive awards to support world-leading research

Ontario is helping leading-edge researchers in Waterloo make discoveries that will improve the lives of people around the world and continue to create jobs here at home.

The latest round of research investments via the Ontario Research Fund and Early Researcher Awards includes support for:

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