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Monday, June 1, 2020

COVID-19 experts in Faculty of Health

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

Monday, March 8, 2021

Paul Stolee honoured for excellence in graduate supervision

Paul Stolee.

Paul Stolee, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, will receive a 2020-21 University of Waterloo Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

Monday, March 1, 2021

2020 Co-op Student of the Year Award

Emily Lam.

Congratulations to the Faculty of Health 2020 Co-op Student of the Year Emily Lam.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Social media helped spread misinformation during pandemic

iPhone on book with pen and laptop.

Social media use during the early days of the pandemic increased the amount of misinformation about the virus, but also helped spread that misinformation far and wide.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

New study shows mental health effects of pandemic affected young people most

Scrabble tiles spelling mental health.

The impact was most pronounced for younger Canadians, who reported feeling lonely, depressed or anxious.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

New Investigator Award will allow Kinesiology neuroscientist to research Parkinson’s

Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens.

Professor Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens has received a New Investigator Award from Parkinson Canada, worth $90,000 over two years. The funding will support further study of how anxiety contributes to freezing of gait in order to develop technological solutions to predict freezing in advance.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Kinesiology Master’s student wins a Cansbridge Fellowship

Cindy Wei.

Cindy Wei, an MSc student in the Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as the first student from the Faculty of Health to win a Cansbridge Fellowship.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Long-term care homes must balance risks and benefits to mental health during lockdowns

Nurse with iPad speaking with older adult.

Long-term care residents, isolated because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are at increased risk for negative mental health outcomes. New research shows those outcomes can be measured and mitigated with thoughtful interventions informed by data.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Are 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.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Q 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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