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Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW)

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing identifies, develops and publicizes statistical measures that offer clear, valid and regular reporting on progress toward quality of life and the wellbeing goals and outcomes Canadians seek as a nation.

Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE)

The Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE) strives to improve the overall health of individuals in the community through advanced research, educational opportunities, and progressive outreach programs.

Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD)

The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) conducts research to improve the understanding of and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Geriatric Health Systems (GHS) Research Group

The Geriatric Health Systems Research Group focuses on understanding and finding solutions for health system challenges, such as care transitions, patient engagement, knowledge exchange, and effect use of health information systems, that affect the quality of care and life of older persons.

interRAI Canada

The interRAI Canada research group  is a research, education and knowledge exchange cluster with a focus on use of data, evidence, and applications from the interRAI assessment systems to inform policy and service delivery in the health and social service sectors.

Network for Aging Research (NAR)

The Network for Aging Research at the University of Waterloo acts as a networking tool for the University of Waterloo's aging-focused researchers. This initiative has a campus-wide scope and is designed to support research across faculties and disciplines through seed grant funding.

Propel Centre for Population Health Impact

The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact is a partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and the University of Waterloo with a vision to prevent cancer and chronic disease by improving health at a population level.

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging is dedicated to enhancing care and quality of life for older adults, and driving innovation to tackle the biggest issues facing an aging population. A partnership with University of Waterloo, Conestoga College and the Schlegel Villages, the RIA supports world-class leaders in aging research to advance knowledge and practical research across the journey of aging.