Events - 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 — 7:00 PM EST

This event has been designed to support students taking REC 101 in writing their position paper.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM EDT

Recovering from Exams
Thursday, October 29 | 5:45 – 6:45pm | BMH 1016

Take a minute to think about your midterms and how you feel they went for you. Did you perform well? Is there room for improvement? This workshop will help you identify what you did well and how to improve some of your strategies in order to better prepare for exams.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
Photo of Donald Stuss, the keynote speaker at this symposium.

The Network for Aging Research will be hosting its inaugural Symposium on Aging Research at the University Club on October 27, 2015.

Registration for the symposium is now open! University of Waterloo students, faculty, staff, and other community members are invited to attend this event.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 — 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM EDT

Test Preparation and Test Anxiety
Tuesday, October 6 | 5:45 – 6:45pm | BMH 1016

Do you find yourself panicking the night before an exam? Do you find that forget everything you have studied when you start an exam? This workshop can help you establish a good test taking routine and reduce your test anxiety. We will also discuss how to create a final review and how to cram effectively.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 — 8:00 AM EDT

The 30th Annual Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Fun Run takes place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and is the longest-standing Reunion tradition at the University of Waterloo. The run (or jog or walk), takes place on Waterloo’s Ring Road, and promotes a healthy, dynamic lifestyle and encourages participants to be physically active across the lifespan – a mission of all AHS teaching and research activities!

The event is open to all ages and we attract well over 400 alumni, students, staff, faculty, and members of the Waterloo Region community to join in the fun. Participants have the option of a 2.5 km or 5 km run, jog, or walk.

Friday, October 2, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Poor food intake is common in older adults in Canada and can lead to functional problems, poor immunity, reduced healing, and frailty. Join Professor Heather Keller as she discusses the Making the Most of Mealtimes and More-2-Eat projects as a response to this issue.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 — 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM EDT

Troubleshooting Your Time Management
Thursday, October 1st | 5:45 – 6:45pm | BMH 1016

Are you tired of trying new time management strategies at the beginning of the semester, just to find by week three you have fallen back into your old habits? You are in luck, this workshop is for you.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 (all day) to Sunday, September 27, 2015 (all day)
Word cloud of a head filled with symptoms of dementia and Multiple Sclerosis

Hack4Health will provide an exciting space for the creation of practical applications (software, hardware, and social solutions) for people living with MS or Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The application(s) that emerge from this productive 2-day event will benefit people affected by and/or living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, enhance the profile of both conditions, inspire cutting-edge research at the University of Waterloo, and provide an invaluable platform for social innovation. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — 5:30 PM EDT

Attention: First-year AHS students 

Join the weCONNECTu mentors at the First-Year Meet Up to learn more about student life in AHS.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

An interactive open house to showcase the work of local researchers at the University of Waterloo that are currently or previously funded by the HSF and bring an awareness to how this research is used to create survivors.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

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

Applied Health Sciences graduands and their guests 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.

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Karl Pillemer is the Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research; Hazel E. Reed Professor, Department of Human Development, Cornell University.

Register for the event

Monday, May 11, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT
Changes in global disease trends and demographics are creating unprecedented challenges to the delivery of health care worldwide. New technologies have allowed us to collect large amounts of data but making that information useful for clinical care and global research remains a challenge. This talk will examine innovations in big-data translational research platforms for biomedical research, e-health systems for seniors, maternal health care, and mobile health.
Friday, May 1, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Special presentation by Dr. Hajime Sono and Dr. Jun Sono

Please join us for a presentation from Dr. Jun Sono and Dr. Hajime Sono about their efforts to support tobacco control in Japan through their organization Tobacco-Free Advocacy Japan (TFAJ).

Drs. Sono will present on the goals and challenges of tobacco control advocacy and policy implementation within Japan, and their efforts to make Japan smoke-free before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

There will be a short presentation with opportunity for discussion afterwards.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

E-cigarettes are taking the global nicotine market by storm, spurring researchers to ask whether the new devices are a helpful quitting tool for smokers or a serious threat to public health.

On April 16, David Hammond (pictured right), a professor in Waterloo's School of Public Health and Health Systems, will join a panel of experts in a live webcast hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The webcast will explore the fiercely debated e-cigarette market—from marketing to youth and the content of warning labels, to the design of the products.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — 8:00 AM 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.

This year’s event features a keynote lecture from Dr. Jan Christilaw.

Monday, March 30, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Join us as the finalists pitch their big idea on health and wellbeing issues that encompass: aging, mental health, nutrition, fitness, physical assault, and much more. 

Award ceremony and reception will follow the pitch presentations.

The Big Ideas Challenge is hosted by St. Paul's Greenhouse and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Aftab Patla

The 9th Annual Aftab Patla Memorial Cup will be held Friday March 27, 2015.

  • Pre-event at Fed Hall including snacks, games, raffles, and more!
  • Puck Drop, Columbia Icefields Arena: 4:15 p.m.
  • Post-game celebration at Chainsaw following the game
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — 5:30 PM EDT

Applied Health Sciences graduating students are invited to join special alumni guest Julie Kim (Health Studies) a rising star in the Canadian comedy scene, their favourite AHS professors, and Dean James Rush, as they offer congratulations and inspiring words of advice.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Looking for tips and advice to take your study skills and planning to the next level? This workshop will offer practical advice and skills to help you get ready for exam season.

This workshop targets test anxiety and helps to prepare students for exams before, during and after the test.

During the workshop you will:

Monday, March 16, 2015 — 5:30 PM EDT

First-year AHS co-op students:
Second year is just around the corner and with that comes your first co-op job search and work term. Not sure what to expect? There’s a co-op 101 session next week to answer any questions you have about the co-op process.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 11:30 AM EDT
3MT AHS Heat

Join us for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Everyone welcome! 

This year’s competition is takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Sun Life Auditorium (LHI 1621) with more than 20 graduate students showcasing their research. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Purple globe with abstract image of a person with outstretched arms

The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) extends a special invitation for you to join us as we recognize Alzheimer Awareness Month with a free public lecture and interactive panel discussion with people living with dementia, family partners in care, and community support professionals.

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