We're building healthy futures

Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities, the Faculty of Health (formerly Applied Health Sciences) is a leader in the development of strategies that prevent disease and injury, protect and promote healthy living, optimize physical ability, and improve well-being across the life course.

Where will the future take you?

In high school and applying to university? Check out our undergraduate programs to find your fit.

Considering grad school? Learn more about graduate studies in applied health sciences.

Interested in working with us? See positions available.

  1. Sep. 15, 2021Packaging and health warnings are key in discouraging youth from using cannabis
    Person going to pay for a bag cannabis using credit card.

    As more countries consider legalizing non-medical cannabis, new research shows that prominent health warnings and less attractive packaging can reduce its appeal among young people.

  2. Sep. 14, 2021Jack P. Callaghan elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
    Jack P. Callaghan

    Jack P. Callaghan, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, has been elected as a 2021 Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The Academy brings together and recognizes top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars across Canada to create positive change on the urgent health concerns of Canadians.

  3. Aug. 26, 2021Waterloo developing a mobile alert app for missing people with dementia
    Community member helping older adult in the outdoors

    Researchers are working with community leaders to develop a mobile alert app to help locate missing people with dementia.

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  1. Sep. 21, 2021Alumni Office Hours with Sarah Blades (MPH '12)
    Alumni office hours

    Be one of 30 people to join Sarah Blades, a Prevention & Health Promotion Specialist for a casual conversation about her career journey. Sarah Blades will share highlights and struggles from their post secondary and career experiences.

    From this conversation take away:

  2. Sep. 30, 2021A brief history of colonization, intergenerational trauma, and genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada
    Dr. Michael Dan

    Dr. Michael Dan offers a brief history of the impacts of colonialism, genocide and ultimately the intergenerational trauma which persists today for Indigenous peoples living in Canada. For non-Indigenous Canadians, September 30, Orange Shirt Day, is a day of reflection, a time to confront the truths Dr. Dan will address.

  3. Oct. 4 to 8, 20212021 Graduate Studies Information Week
    Graduate students working together at a laptop.

    Join the Faculty of Health for Graduate Studies Information Week beginning October 4. Select from a series of online sessions exploring the fundamentals of grad school and graduate programs in the Faculty of Health. Visit event page for session details and to register.

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