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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.

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  1. July 27, 2021Winning Olympic medals associated with increased physical activity in hometown youth
    Competitive swimmer racing in swimming lane.

    Olympic medals are not only good for the country and athletes who win them, but they can also have trickle-down effects on youth sports participation and leisure-time physical activity, a new study has found.

  2. July 15, 2021Joy Hutchinson receives 2021 Vanier Scholarship
    Joy Hutchinson.

    Joy Hutchinson, a Public Health and Health Systems doctoral student, has been awarded a prestigious 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The award is designed to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

  3. July 7, 2021Understanding frailty will lead to better care for older adults
    Nurse helping older man get up from walker

    A team led by researchers from the University of Waterloo analyzed data from more than 24,000 community-dwelling older adults receiving home care in Ontario who were subsequently admitted into an intensive-care unit (ICU).

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