News archive - January 2021

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.

Friday, January 22, 2021

New funding for dementia projects

The federal government announced $4.8 million over four years of new funding for dementia projects this month, including two that involve researchers in the Faculty of Health and Research Institute for Aging.

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