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Grand River Hospital and the School of Pharmacy celebrate partnership

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Grand River Hospital and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy hosted an appreciation reception January 10 at the hospital. The event celebrated and acknowledged the teaching and research partnership between the two organizations.

Elevating research excellence with Grand River Hospital

Grand River Hospital and the University of Waterloo announced their partnership agreement to enhance health services research on a global scale and in the Waterloo Region.

By joining forces, these strong community leaders will build upon existing research involving the two institutions. Studies to date have included stroke, cancer treatment, traumatic brain injury, and nutrition and aging. Enabling this world-class community hospital research to take place locally will elevate research excellence for both institutions and our community.

Alzheimer Awareness Month

At the University of Waterloo our research positively impacts our society and the lives of those in our community. At the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP), in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences,  research and educational activities are intergrated in an effort to improve dementia care practices in Canada. MAREP works with researchers, people with dementia, families, staff and community members in the Waterloo region to build knowledge around effective practices for care and support.

Real Warriors Wear Pink

The end of November marks the wrap up of Waterloo's annual Think Pink campaign lead by our department of athletics and recreation.  In its 7th year, Think Pink raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research with all funds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario division.   

Think Pink began as an initiative by Waterloo's Women's Basketball team and in just seven years has expanded to include multiple varsity teams, recreational activities, and other fundraising events engaging the entire University community. 

The Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox was a first-year kinesiology student at Simon Fraser University and only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  As a result he was forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres above the knee. 

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Terry Fox running through Waterloo Region during his Marathon of Hope.  Photo from to Waterloo Terry Fox Run facebook page via Cathy Smith

One Warrior’s fight in the battle against MS

Each spring Scott Davis, Faculty Relations Manager at the University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA) tunes up his bike and begins another journey in his fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

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