News archive - October 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Applied Health Sciences to become Faculty of Health

Students walking in AHS Expansion building

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) will become the Faculty of Health as of January 1, 2021, with a full transition to the new name by September 2021.

The idea came out of the Faculty’s most recent strategic plan, which calls for more clarity regarding the name brand, especially to external stakeholders. The proposal passed at the October 27 Board of Governors meeting.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Leaders in aging research renewed as Schlegel Research Chairs

Kinesiology Professor Heather Keller and George Heckman, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, are being renewed as Schlegel Research Chairs with the Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Fall 2020 Convocation

Mascot AHSSIE in graduation cap holding Welcome to the Alumni Club sign.

Congratulations to the graduating students of the Class of Fall 2020! The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is celebrating with you today, our convocation day, and wish you the best in all your future endeavours.

Watch the recording of the Fall 2020 Virtual PhD Graduate Celebration

Valedictorian address

Congratulations to our special award winners

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Eric Hedge receives 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance

Eric Hedge.

Eric Hedge, an MSc student graduating in Kinesiology this fall, has received a 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for academic excellence. The Office of Alumni Affairs recognizes top graduating students with this prize; only two in the fall (a Master’s and a doctoral), and only one Master’s student annually.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Oluwakemi Amodu joins UWaterloo as inaugural AMTD postdoctoral fellow

Kemi Amodu.

In a displaced-persons camp in northern Nigeria, many Hausa women of reproductive age are at risk of developing sexually transmitted infections (STI), causing them pain, infertility, miscarriages and marital conflict. Amodu's work will test the effectiveness of education and treatment services for STI prevention among women displaced by terrorism in Nigeria.

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