Thursday, September 8, 2022

Ron Schlegel elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Ron Schlegel

Ron Schlegel, a former health studies professor, is one of two new Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) elected from the University of Waterloo. CAHS brings together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars to make a positive impact on the urgent health concerns of Canadians.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Richard Hughson named Royal Society of Canada Fellow

Richard Hughson.

Professor Emeritus Richard Hughson is one of six University of Waterloo researchers to be named to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Faculty of Health receives funding for dementia search-and-rescue initiative

Dean Lili Liu at podium with Minister Bill Blair beside her

The federal government announced $2.1 million in funding over three years for a search-and-rescue project led by Lili Liu, Waterloo public health researcher and Dean of the Faculty of Health.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Planting the seeds of reconciliation

Dean Lili Liu presents a beaded medallion to Elder Myeengun Henry

Even before the commitment was made on paper and then solidified in ceremony, talk of Indigenous reconciliation had been taking place in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Health. However, it took the hire of an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper to give shape to a process that is sometimes not well understood and often difficult to begin.

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.

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