News archive - February 2021

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.

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