News archive - 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Waterloo to lead new experiment aboard International Space Station

A spacecraft carrying supplies for a new physiology experiment led by a University of Waterloo researcher will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, the Canadian Space Agency announced.

Professor Richard Hughson, of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, leads the experiment, which will link changes in astronauts’ hearts and blood vessels with specific molecules in the blood to determine why astronauts experience conditions that mimic aging-related problems and chronic diseases on earth.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Waterloo researcher wins prestigious prize for pioneering work on osteoporosis

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, November 25, 2015) – A researcher at the University of Waterloo who authored new exercise recommendations for people living with osteoporosis is the winner of the prestigious Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, announced today.

Monday, November 2, 2015

New centre of excellence will advance aging research and care practices

An innovative new facility opened today that will enhance quality of life and care for seniors through collaboration between health-care professionals, researchers, students and educators.

The Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging is on the north campus of the University of Waterloo and is home to the Village at University Gates, a 192-bed long-term care home operated by Schlegel Villages, and a new 30,000-square-foot research facility for the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Canadian magazines miss the mark on skin cancer messages

Canadian magazines are sending women mixed messages about skin cancer and tanning, according to new University of Waterloo research.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hack4Health provides bright ideas for those living with dementia and MS

Hack4Health participants with organizers Lisa Loiselle of MAREP and Karla Boluk of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. Photo: Kwame Ansong

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