Events - 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Please join us as we welcome our second speaker, Alison Chasteen, from the University of Toronto. Alison Chasteen conducts research on prejudice and social stigma across the adult lifespan. She will be speaking about the social and psychological aspects of aging.

Friday, December 12, 2014 — 8:30 AM EST
Architect's rendering of new Applied Health Sciences expansion building

Join us to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the new  AHS expansion building.

President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur, Vice-President Academic & Provost Ian Orchard, and Dean James Rush invite you to attend a special celebration as they break ground for an exciting new phase in Applied Health Sciences.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 — 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

We invite faculty at the University of Waterloo to participate in a research day workshop: The Aging Workforce and Injury in Physically Demanding Work: Gaps and Opportunities for Research. It will be hosted by the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD).

Saturday, November 22, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

The Third Annual Waterloo West Neighbourhood Fest is a free, drop-in event organized and delivered by Recreation and Leisure Studies students in partnership with the Stork Family YMCA and Harper Library.

The event is designed for families with young children and offers a variety of fun-filled themed activities the whole family can enjoy, such as crafts, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, and active games.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM EST

Join us at an event tailored to get you the information you need about grad school.

The discussion will include an overview of the application process including information about funding and scholarships. There will also be a focus on AHS at the graduate level with breakout presentations for Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and the School of Public Health and Health Systems.

After the sessions, enjoy refreshments while chatting with professors and current grad students about their research and experience in the programs.

Monday, November 3, 2014 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Sir Michael Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for over 35 years, and is widely seen as a leader in the study of the social determinants of health.

Monday, November 3, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Please join us as we welcome our first speaker, Lynn Hasher, from the University of Toronto. Lynn Hasher conducts research on aging and cognition. She will be speaking about the neuroscience of aging.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 — 4:30 PM EDT

Laurie Hoffman-Goetz PhD, MPH
Lorie Donelle RN, PhD
Rukhsana Ahmed PhD

This speaking engagement will offer an introduction to thei authors' book “Health Literacy in Canada – A Primer for Students”.

Why do we need health literacy? 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 5:30 PM EDT

A panel discussion of youth-led startups from the University of Waterloo moderated by AHS alumnus Rohit Ramchandani (BSc '04, Health Studies), Founder and principal at Antara Global Health Advisors.  

Featuring student panelists: 

Monday, September 29, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
One book, one faculty

Connect with your classmates to discuss AHS' common bookBorn to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDouga

Saturday, September 27, 2014 — 5:30 PM EDT
As part of Reunion 2014, we're inviting the graduating classes of 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, and 1994 back to campus for a special anniversary banquet.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 — 9:00 AM EDT
The 29th Annual Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Fun Run takes place on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 and is the longest-standing Reunion tradition at the University of Waterloo.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The Faculties of Science, Engineering and Applied Health Sciences invite the public to attend an evening lecture and discussion to explore the science behind the Ebola virus. Please register for a ticket to attend this free event.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

New exercise and physical activity recommendations for individuals with osteoporosis

Learn what the experts think you should include in your exercise program to prevent bone loss and falls, and increase muscle strength.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Colonel Chris Hadfield is shown performing the BP Reg experiment, one of two Waterloo-based experiments conducted by Hadfield during his five-month mission on the International Space Station. Photo: NASA

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 — 10:00 AM EDT

Convocation is a special time for our graduates to celebrate their achievements with family and friends.

AHS graduands are invited to a special celebratory breakfast reception at 8:30 a.m. in B.C. Matthews Hall, with convocation ceremonies beginning in the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 — 10:00 AM EDT

Convocation is a special time for our graduates to celebrate their achievements with family and friends.

AHS graduands are invited to a special celebratory breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in B.C. Matthews Hall, with convocation ceremonies beginning in the Physical Activities Complex (PAC) at 10 a.m.

Graduands should pick up their graduation gown and lineup/name card before the pre-convocation breakfast. Details are available on the convocation website.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join members of University of Waterloo's Geriatric Health Systems Research Group to discuss what our findings suggest patients, family members, and health care providers can do to make transitions in care as smooth as possible.

Friday, May 9, 2014 — 12:00 PM to Thursday, May 15, 2014 — 8:00 PM EDT
Cracked: New Light on Dementia is an innovative research-based theatre production that casts a critical light on society’s one-dimensional view of dementia as an unmitigated tragedy.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The objective of the Café Scientifique is for health researchers and community health agency practitioners to share how the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), housed at the University of Waterloo, can be used to track the wellbeing of Ontarians to ensure better health and quality of life outcomes for all. Moderated by CBC host Craig Norris, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute their views. Free admission and light refreshments will be served. All welcome!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences hosts its third annual Graduate Student Research Conference featuring keynote by Dr. Jim Dunn on Cross-Sectoral Knowledge Mobilization & Population Health: Research, Politics, Roles & Institutions.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM EDT

University of Waterloo TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences is presented in partnership with The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and is a day of hands-on workshops to help grade 10 and 11 high school students explore the wide variety of careers in the field of health sciences.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM EDT
Spring in Kitsilano image
Waterloo's Faculty of Applied Health Sciences invites the AHS community to an exclusive Vancouver AHS Alumni Reception.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT
Students at grad formal

Join us for the 2014 Applied Health Sciences Grad Formal. Students, faculty, and staff are all invited to join in for an evening of dinner, dancing, and laughs. Tickets will go on sale in the foyer and will be announced closer to the sale date. The event will take place at the KW Hotel and Conference Centre in downtown Kitchener. 

Check back for more details. 

Friday, March 28, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT
Aftab Patla Memorial Hockey Game

This fun and entertaining fund-raising hockey game began in 2007 to commemorate our colleague and mentor who died after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Aftab Patla was a professor of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo for 25 years with a research interest in health, aging and human movement.


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