News archive - 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Technophobia may keep seniors from using apps to manage diabetes

Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo.  Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Groundbreaking for state-of-the-art teaching and research facility

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo will break ground Friday for a new 56,000-square-foot facility to support teaching and research.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University. Published for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, the paper reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can provide a country up to $166 in future earnings.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

High school students to get hands-on lessons in human health

Over the next week, more than 1,300 high school students from across Ontario will participate in the University of Waterloo’s annual Kinesiology Lab Days event running from December 3 to 12.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Student wins social innovation funding for campus initiative

Third-year therapeutic recreation student Laura Barkin was one of four St. Paul's GreenHouse students to receive funding from a new $5,000 Social Innovation Fund for startups.

Barkin's Moving Libraries initiative aims to make studying an active experience by bringing FitDesks to the University.

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