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Research centres and groups

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 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.

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP)

The Kenneth G. Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) integrates research and education to enhance dementia care practices in Canada and beyond.

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.

RBC Retirement Research Centre at the University of Waterloo

The RBC Retirement Research Centre at the University of Waterloo combines Waterloo's insights on healthy aging with the expertise of RBC® in providing financial advice and solutions to provide research, resources, practical tools, and solutions in areas that influence quality of life in retirement.

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging is a joint venture between the Schlegel Villages and the University of Waterloo aimed at enhancing the care of senior citizens in community-based and long-term care environments through the development and implementation of innovative research and training programs