News archive - 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Professor Ken Stark takes a sample of blood to determine the levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Remembering Mike Sharratt

Michael Sharratt

Michael (Mike) Sharratt, distinguished professor emeritus, former dean of applied health sciences and president of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, died on Friday, December 23, 2016.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Study says quit-smoking apps should be tailored for LGBTQ youth

Mobile apps designed to help people quit- smoking miss the mark on young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) according to a study at The University of Waterloo. Research from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact (Propel) at Waterloo suggests targeted mobile apps designed specifically for this youth demographic could help reduce the high smoking rate.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Now accepting Spring 2017 applications for RBC Undergraduate Fellowship program

The RBC Retirement Research Undergraduate Fellowship program offers funding to faculty members in all Faculties at the University of Waterloo.

For details, and to apply for funding, see link above.

The application deadline for Spring 2017 term is Friday, January 6, 2017. Please contact Catherine Maine for more information at cmaine@uwaterloo.ca or at 519 888-4567, ext. 33155.

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