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.”
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).
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.
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.