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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Applied Health Sciences to become Faculty of Health

Students walking in AHS Expansion building

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) will become the Faculty of Health as of January 1, 2021, with a full transition to the new name by September 2021.

The idea came out of the Faculty’s most recent strategic plan, which calls for more clarity regarding the name brand, especially to external stakeholders. The proposal passed at the October 27 Board of Governors meeting.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

2019 Co-op Student of the Year Awards

Yasmeen Mihad Razvi and Emily Lam.

Every year, exceptional co-op students from each Faculty are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Waterloo leisure studies ranks first in Canada

The University of Waterloo continues to be one of the best schools in Canada and in the world for subjects related to hospitality and leisure management, according to new rankings released yesterday. 

The rankings, published by the UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), place Waterloo first in Canada for the second consecutive year that the subject area has been assessed, and within the top 20 in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New funding supports development of fall prevention technology for older adults

An interdisciplinary research team from University of Waterloo Faculties of Engineering and Applied Health Sciences and the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging will be testing a method to help prevent falls in older adults, enabled by a $50,000 Spark Program grant from the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

Teenage girl with electronic cigarette in car

Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

The study — from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine — found that students in grades 7 to 12 who tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

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