Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Low-tech footrest can help prevent lower-back pain

Person using footrest while standing at desk

People who stand at work for long periods of time might be able to avoid lower back pain by intermittently using a footrest, says a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Voucher programs can help leverage participation in new sport opportunities

Wide angle view of Milton velodrome

Cities that want to get the best use of sport facilities built to host novel events might want to give out vouchers for free trials to spectators.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Virtual reality games could recalibrate neurological disorders

Child looking through VR goggles while others look on

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Surge in cannabis use among youth preceded legalization in Canada

Young woman smoking cannabis

National discussions on cannabis legalization, along with increased access to medical marijuana, may have encouraged more high school students to consume the drug years before it became legal in Canada.

Friday, March 22, 2019

2018 Co-op Student of the Year Awards

Feridun Hamdullahpur presents student with certificate.

Every year, exceptional co-op students from each faculty are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Remembering friend and visionary Ken Murray

Kenneth G. Murray.

The University remembers and reflects on the life and contributions of Kenneth G. Murray, LLD '95, founder and patron of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP).

Thursday, February 28, 2019

University of Waterloo appoints new Applied Health Sciences dean

Lili Liu

The University of Waterloo has appointed Lili Liu as the next dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Liu currently serves as the chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Variety necessary to bring anxiety-reducing meditation to university classrooms

Attentive students in large classroom

Variety may be the key to encouraging large groups of students to engage in anxiety-relieving behaviour, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, February 15, 2019

How to make the pushup work for you

Male doing tricep pushup

If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the pushup is for you.

The pushup is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified pushup, called a ‘pushup plus.’

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Assessment tools could reduce end-of-life hospital stays for older adults

Person holding hands with someone in a hospital bed

Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission.

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