News archive - 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Founder of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging named to Order of Canada

Schlegel’s commitment to seniors’ care recognized by Order of Canada

Linda Givetash, Record staff

WATERLOO REGION — Ron Schlegel has spent much of his life giving back to the community — a trait he owes his father and the culture of the region he grew up in.

“This area has always had a history of hard work, a history of mutual aid,” he said. “It’s encouraged me to continue working hard.”

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Researchers hope the secret to aging gracefully is in outer space

It seems astronauts hovering in weightless environments and earthlings reclining in front of the TV share a surprising trait: both avoid the effects of gravity — and both age rapidly as a result. Now a unique joint venture between Canada’s health-research and space agencies is investigating the parallels between space flight and terrestrial aging, hoping to find ways to prevent the ill effects of each.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Alyson Woloshyn (BA '00) and Adil Bhatti (BSc '05) receive Alumni Achievement Awards

2012 Alumni Achievement Awards

Applied Health Sciences and the University of Waterloo is proud to recognize alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the health and wellbeing of society through their professional accomplishments, public service, and/or academic excellence. We are honoured to recognize their accomplishments. 

Alumni Achievement Award 
Alyson Woloshyn (BA ’00 – Recreation and Leisure Studies)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Professor John Hirdes receives Diamond Jubilee medal

John Hirdes, Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, and Ontario Home Care Research and Knowledge Exchange Chair, has been honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his significant contributions to home and community care.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gerontology prof recognized as mentor

Source: University of Waterloo, Daily Bulletin, Nov. 21, 2012

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