Events - 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (all day)

AHS Alumni Ami Richter (BA '01, Recreation and Leisure Studies) and Heather Moyse (BSc '00, Kinesiology) are coming back to campus for TEDxUW.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Circadian rhythms:  Molecules, neurons and circuits

Dr. Michael Rosbash

2012 Canada Gairdner Laureate

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Dr. Rosbash is a recipient of the 2012 Canada Gairdner International Award for his pioneering discoveries concerning the biological clock responsible for circadian rhythms. Grade 10-12 high school students are invited to hear him speak about his research and discovery, followed by a complimentary light lunch.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 (all day) to Sunday, October 28, 2012 (all day)

Join us between October 9th and 28th at any of the Charcoal Group of Restaurants. Order an item off the UW WELL-FIT Feature Menu and proceeds will directly support the services offered through UW WELL-FIT.

Thursday, May 24, 2012 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Dr. Jennifer O’Loughlin, Ph.D.

Université de Montréal

This presentation will overview what we have learned about youth cessation to date from the 13-year Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) cohort investigation.

The talk will begin with results from our systematic reviews on the frequency of quit attempts, the determinants of cessation, and the results of randomized controlled trials testing youth cessation interventions. It will then overview our work of the natural history of cessation in youth.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 — 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Keynote address

Prevention of Sports-Related Spinal Cord
Injuries and Concussions

by Dr. Charles Tator, CM, MD, PhD, FRSCS

Thursday, April 19, 2012 — 3:00 PM EDT

The official launch of the School of Public Health and Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland – world renowned for her work in public health and sustainable development – will be our keynote speaker.

Dr. Brundtland is the former Prime Minister of Norway, served as Director General of the World Health Organization, and Chaired the World Commission of Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commision).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 — 9:00 AM EDT

Offered in conjunction with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Waterloo's Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Faculty of Science present this full day of workshops that give secondary school students and teachers the opportunity to explore a variety of career options in the health sciences.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Dr. Heather Keller

Public lecture | free admission

As we age, our bodies need more nutrients and less energy.  This can be challenging to achieve!

The key: being diet resilient. Despite the many challenges life brings, we must continue to eat well and be active.

Dr. Keller will discuss nutrient needs for healthy aging and provide strategies and resources to help aging adults stay well. 

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