We're building healthy futures

Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities, the Facullty 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. June 1, 2020COVID-19 experts in Faculty of Health

    Faculty members in the Faculty of Health have been commenting on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Jan. 26, 2021Are flip-flops more dangerous than bare feet?
    Lab photo of subject's foot wearing flip flop with video markers attached.

    Flip-flops have a tendency to come off the foot entirely during slips in dry and wet conditions, contributing to a greater risk of injury, says a University of Waterloo study.

  3. Jan. 25, 2021Q and A with the experts: One year of COVID-19 in Canada
    Nurse wearing mask vaccinates older adult.

    We asked public health expert Professor Zahid Butt to take us through what we’ve learned about COVID-19 in the year that has passed, and what we still need to learn in order to beat the virus.

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  1. Jan. 27, 2021Toxic algal blooms – Implications of climate change on frequency and prevention in water systems

    Students panelists present an overview on the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystem structure and health, cyanobacteria bloom dynamics and the implementation of modern molecular techniques in understanding the risk of toxin production in cyanobacteria populations and assessment of water quality. Part of the Ideas to shape the future: Student Leaders in Climate Action and Research webinar series, presented by the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and Faculty of Health.

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