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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. June 29, 2022Faculty of Health receives funding for dementia search-and-rescue initiative
    Dean Lili Liu at podium with Minister Bill Blair beside her

    The federal government announced $2.1 million in funding over three years for a search-and-rescue project led by Lili Liu, Waterloo public health researcher and Dean of the Faculty of Health.

  2. June 21, 2022Planting the seeds of reconciliation
    Dean Lili Liu presents a beaded medallion to Elder Myeengun Henry

    Even before the commitment was made on paper and then solidified in ceremony, talk of Indigenous reconciliation had been taking place in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Health. However, it took the hire of an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper to give shape to a process that is sometimes not well understood and often difficult to begin.

  3. June 9, 2022Canada lags behind other countries in providing school food programs to children in need
    Cafeteria-style food servings, including apples and green vegetables

    A University of Waterloo-led international study of more than 10,000 children in six different countries found that approximately half of all students received breakfast or lunch at school in countries such as the United States or Chile. However, only five per cent of students in Canada participated in a school meal program.

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