News archive - September 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Vaping up, cigarette use down, among Canadian youth

Two youth in silhouette, vaping

While vaping increased significantly among Canadian youth over a six-year period, cigarette use remained stable or decreased, a University of Waterloo study says.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Documentary showcases that 'Music is Life' in a dementia-care centre

Older gentleman plays guitar.

“Music is a universal language that can move us physically, emotionally, relationally in ways that other things can’t,” says Sherry Dupuis, one of the researchers involved with a new documentary on the benefits of musical engagement for those living with dementia. Music is Life premieres on World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, September 21.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Availability of grocery-store alcohol has led some teens to binge-drink regularly

Grocery shelves of beer.

A policy change that allowed alcohol to be sold in grocery stores in Ontario has led some teens to go from abstaining from alcohol to binge-drinking multiple times per week, a new study has found.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Susan Horton named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Susan Horton

Susan Horton, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, was one of two University of Waterloo researchers to be named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Q and A with the experts: an update on what we know about the virus

Narveen Jandu

What we know about COVID-19 seems to change daily. 

We asked Professor Narveen Jandu, an expert in microbiology, to give us an update on the science of the virus.

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