Pizza with the Profs

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:00 am - 8:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00) Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:00 am - 8:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00) Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 am - 8:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00) Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:00 am - 8:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Pizza with the Profs

Sessions are held at Grand River Hospital Freeport Campus (Sun Life Town Hall) to promote the exchange of information between the clinical and academic communities.

UW researchers are eager to learn about clinical problems from the Grand River Hospital community, and clinical staff at Grand River Hospital have the opportunity to provide input on academic research to address their clinical needs.

The sessions include a short presentation by a University of Waterloo researcher, an informal Q & A and discussion and of course… PIZZA!

If you have any questions, or suggestions for speakers please contact Krystina Bednarowski (  at UW, or Sarah Laferriere at Grand River Hospital.

Month  Information
May 22, 2019 James Tung, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
"Should we worry about automation and artificial intelligence in rehabilitation? Lessons from research conducted at the UW Neural and Rehabilitiation Engineering (NRE) Lab"
[Poster] [Registration]
April 24, 2019 Andrew Laing, Associate Professor, Kinesiology
"Improving independence in older adults through injury prevention - biomechanical perspectives"
[Poster] [Registration]
March 27, 2019 Monica Maly, Associate Professor, Kinesiology
"Mechanics of Tissue Damage in Osteoarthritis – Leveraging this Knowledge to Improve Care"
[Poster] [Registration]
February 27, 2019 Thomas Willett, Assistant Professor, Systems Design Engineering
"Waterloo composite biomaterial systems lab: Investigation and innovation for improved bone health and repair" [Registration]
January 23, 2019

Clark Dickerson
Professor, Kinesiology
​"Shoulder biomechanics: Morphing laboratory insights into clinical applications" 

This series is sponsored by Grand River Hospital Freeport Campus and the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo.