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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 the Faculty of Health.

Interested in working with us? See positions available.

  1. Jan. 12, 2022CBD might help prime cells against COVID
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    Synthetic cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound also found in the cannabis plant, appears to prime the innate immune system of cells, potentially offering protection against pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.

  2. Dec. 20, 2021Wearable biosensors can help people with complex health conditions
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    Remote monitoring of health-related behaviour with wearable sensor technology is feasible for people with complex health conditions, shows a recent University of Waterloo study.

  3. Dec. 8, 2021Researchers awarded $10 million U.S. for global tobacco study
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    The University of Waterloo is one of the lead institutions in a five-year, $10 million (U.S.) international study funded by the United States’ National Cancer Institute. The multi-centre study will evaluate the behavioural and long-term health impact of different regulatory approaches to e-cigarettes and other new nicotine products among youth and adults in seven countries.

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  1. Jan. 18, 2022Alumni Office Hours with Ben Reid (BSc '10, MSc '13)
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    Join in coversation with Ben Reid (BSc '10, MSc '13, KHS), the Territory Business Manager at Dexcom, about his career journey. Ben will share how he eventually landed in a sales role, how invaluable his undergrad learnings were and how rewarding it has been.

  2. Jan. 19, 2022Alumni Office Hours with Rachel Laxer (PhD '17)
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    Join Rachel Laxer (PhD '17, SPHS), the Applied Public Health Science Specialist at Public Health Ontario, for a casual conversation on her career journey. Rachel Laxer will share highlights from her career and answer your questions.

  3. Jan. 20, 2022Alumni Office Hours with Rob Watson
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    Join in coversation with Rob Watson, the Manager of Competitions at Golf Ontario, about his career journey. Rob will share the ways in which he has gained professional experience throughout his career and answer your questions.

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