Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and communities through innovative education and research activities, the Faculty of Health 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.
Learning and research occur in settings ranging from classrooms, laboratories, and specialized research centres to partner organizations in the local and national community.
The Faculty is unique in Canada because it engages in population-based disease prevention research and plays a leadership role in national research networks that study population-based interventions to reduce diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
The Faculty of Health is very successful in translating research into practical programs that support health and wellness. These programs have had a profound effect on the lives of many people, including obese children, persons with dementia and their partners in care, the aging population, cardiac patients, and those battling cancer.
Please consider supporting one of the following priority projects:
- Student Experiential Learning Fund
- Undergraduate scholarships
- Graduate scholarships
- CCCARE cancer exercise programs
The Faculty of Health Student Experiential Learning Fund has been created in support of initiatives and programs that support Health students as they gain valuable experience outside of the traditional academic, classroom setting.
Funds raised will be used to enhance students' education and enable them to gain knowledge and skills through extracurricular opportunities and work experiences with registered charities, not-for-profit organizations, start-ups, and other corporations.
Among the many significant ways of recognizing students' achievements are scholarships, bursaries, and other awards. These are important ways to reward talented students for their accomplishments and provide financial assistance to help them with their educational expenses.
The University of Waterloo has a goal of ensuring that all qualified full-time undergraduate students have adequate financial assistance for their studies, and being offered a student award or scholarship can make the difference in whether or not a student chooses the University of Waterloo.
University of Waterloo's spirit of innovation continues to cultivate knowledge and ideas that have an impact on local, national, and international communities. Our graduate students contribute significantly to research that encompasses many areas — from public health to recreation management.
The Faculty of Health will use these donations to leverage provincial matching programs. For every $5,000 disbursement by this fund, the Ontario government will contribute $10,000 towards a $15,000 OGS scholarship to support our bright and innovative graduate students.
The Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE) integrates physical activity into cancer recovery. Cancer patients undergoing treatment often experience unpleasant and negative side effects such as fatigue, weakness, nausea, psychological distress, weight gain/loss, and depression.
Evidence has shown that monitored physical activity will minimize negative impacts on patients and improve their quality of life. In partnership with physicians at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, exercise specialists from UWaterloo assess and guide patients through a group physical activity program that has significant positive effects on well-being, energy level, and mental health.