Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Planting the seeds of reconciliation

Dean Lili Liu presents a beaded medallion to Elder Myeengun Henry

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Canada lags behind other countries in providing school food programs to children in need

Cafeteria-style food servings, including apples and green vegetables

A University of Waterloo-led international study of more than 10,000 children in six different countries found that approximately half of all students received breakfast or lunch at school in countries such as the United States or Chile. However, only five per cent of students in Canada participated in a school meal program.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Researchers use survey data to uncover pandemic mental health insights

Person anxiously looking out of window with blinds

A deep dive into mental health survey data by researchers at the University of Waterloo shows that almost a quarter of Canadians are still reporting anxiety and suggests that the mental health impact of the pandemic might still be observed for a few years to come.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

New approach to advance care planning preferred by Canadian long-term care residents

Physician holds patient's hands.

Researchers have developed a better way to support end-of-life planning in long-term care homes, according to a recent study.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

A layered approach is needed to prevent infections from becoming harder to treat

Pills and pill bottle spilled over.

Counteracting antimicrobial resistance needs a multipronged approach, including training, labeling food products, working with the media and changing mindsets, according to a new study.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

John Hirdes named University Professor

John Hirdes

John Hirdes, a professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, has received the designation of University Professor. He is one of two faculty members, along with Robert Mann in Physics and Astronomy, to be named in 2022. 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Researchers receive New Frontiers in Research funding

Warren Dodd and Paolo Dominelli

Two researchers in the Faculty of Health have received funding from the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF): Paolo Dominelli from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and Warren Dodd in the School of Public Health Sciences.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Madison McBay named Faculty of Health Co-op Student of the Year

Madison McBay

Health Studies student Madison McBay has been named the 2021 Faculty of Health Co-op Student of the Year for her spring work term with TAMVOES by Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE). Last year, at the 2020 awards, she received an honourable mention for Co-op Student of the Year.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Higher education and language skills may help reverse mild cognitive impairment

Hands holding pencil with book on table

New research has found that people with mild cognitive impairment may not inevitably develop dementia and, in fact, having higher education and advanced language skills more than doubles their chances of returning to normal.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

COMPASS receives large grant to study youth and COVID-19 effects over time

Scott Leatherdale

The COMPASS study, led by researcher Scott Leatherdale in the School of Public Health Sciences, has received more than $2.55 million over five years in renewal funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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