News archive - 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Canadians’ wellbeing lagging far behind economic recovery, new report shows

TORONTO, Ont. (Tuesday, November 22, 2016) – Although Canada’s economy has recovered from the 2008 recession, our wellbeing has not, according to a new report from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), based at the University of Waterloo.

“The 2008 recession stole our leisure time, our volunteer time, our living standards and our sleep – and we never got them back,” said Bryan Smale, director of the CIW. “There is a massive gap between how well the economy is doing and Canadians’ wellbeing, and that gap grew during the recession.”

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New facility to focus on cutting-edge health research

The University of Waterloo officially opened a new facility today that will redefine traditional approaches to health research by bringing academics and technologies from across disciplines together with members of the local community.

The Toby Jenkins Applied Health Research Building, named after the local philanthropist and Waterloo alumnus, houses the Propel Centre for Population Health Research, the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, and the new Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE).

Monday, July 11, 2016

University of Waterloo awarded more than $8 million to study impact of e-cigarette policies

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been awarded a grant of $8.8 million from the U.S. National Cancer Institute to evaluate the public-health impact of government policies to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Now accepting Fall 2016 applications for Undergraduate Fellowship Programs

The RBC Retirement Research Undergraduate Fellowship and the Hallman Undergraduate Research Fellowship programs are both accepting applications from researchers. 

Follow the links for more details, including the online applications.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Biomechanics researcher awarded investment for infrastructure

Four University of Waterloo researchers received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund today.

Among the researchers benefiting from new CFI-funded infrastructure is the Department of Kinesiology’s Steven Fischer who will receive $100,000 to support the investigation of biomechanical determinants of occupational performance.

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