Thursday, May 30, 2019

New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective

Spoonful of sugar

Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

Scientist, with her back to us, working in lab

A new study has revealed the 25 most common diagnostic lab tests in the world, information that could be key for any jurisdiction looking to develop universal health coverage.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Exceptional teaching rewarded in Faculty

Collage of the three TA teaching recipients

It is with great pleasure that the Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Teaching Fellows announce the Winter 2019 Teaching Assistant Award recipients:

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Kinesiology student named 2019 Vanier Scholar

Steven Pretty assessing a patient using medical equipment

The Faculty of Applied Health Science congratulates Kinesiology PhD candidate Steven Pretty, who is one of three University of Waterloo doctoral studies students named Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars. 

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).

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