See how we're igniting solutions to pressing health challenges in our report, Health in 3D.
A University of Waterloo teaching lab is helping the medtech community in southwestern Ontario make great strides in their medical research.
High-school students who have a large weekly allowance, friends who smoke and low levels of physical activity are more likely to use multiple substances over time. Conversely, being older, being black and eating breakfast daily were factors associated with a smaller chance of transitioning to multiple use.
Oluwakemi (Kemi) Amodu is dedicated to advancing the reproductive and sexual health of the Hausa women in displaced persons camps in northern Nigeria. After devoting her doctoral research to revealing the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among this population, she has now built on that research as an inaugural recipient of the AMTD Waterloo Global Talent Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Understanding how workers in precarious employment react to claims processes can improve response
Researchers use survey data to uncover pandemic mental health insights
Only five per cent of students in Canada participated in a school meal program
Researchers develop better way to involve residents in end-of-life care discussions
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.
The University of Waterloo is finishing their participation in an exciting new collaborative program, Climate Connect, which involved 60+ students and over 20 researchers from across the world to gather and discuss climate change.
DREAM project provides training and resources to support people living with dementia
Ability to make this assessment can help coaches regulate individual training loads
Therapeutic amounts seem to increase the readiness to respond to viral infection
Study examines feasibility of remote monitoring in daily life for those with physical or cognitive diseases
The study will examine how policies impact smoking, vaping, and the use of other nicotine products
Study shows how perceptions of this technology affect its adoption
The Forward with Dementia launch brings in-depth supports and resources that patients need
Study shows higher rates of restrictive interventions being used on older psychiatric patients
Study examines the effect of elevated mercury levels in some northern lakes
New tools and resources available for persons living with dementia
New research shows packaging and health warnings can reduce the appeal for young people
Researchers developing app to engage community to help locate missing people with dementia
New study examines association with physical activity and participation in hometown communities
Study suggests concept of frailty can guide advance care planning with home care clients and their families
Exercising safely as a cancer survivor during or after treatment
New study explores timing and factors shaping their decision
Award celebrates excellence in innovation that makes a positive impact on quality of life in Canada
Protecting residents requires different infrastructure, proper staffing conditions and a culture of quality assurance
Study shows the potential of online marketplaces to contribute to a resilient, sustainable food system
Persons with neurodegenerative diseases can monitor at home
COVID symptom checkers may reduce the number of people going to in-person clinics
Professor Paul Stolee examines changes to long-term care and lessons learned
Study shows need to be active on social media and guard against misinformation
Younger Canadians reported feeling lonely, depressed or anxious
Gig work is transforming our global economy and public health as workers weigh risks every day
A new healthy living program and a virtual reality exercise game will support people living with dementia
Study shows outcomes can be measured and mitigated with thoughtful interventions informed by data
Flip-flops can come off the foot entirely during slips in dry and wet conditions
What we’ve learned about COVID-19 in the past year, and what we still need to learn
Research will explore Indigenous health, wellbeing and food environments
Researchers use data from thermostat to determine user behaviours such as sleep and physical activity
Researchers partner with Bumble, a women-first social networking app
Kemi Amodu receives inaugural fellowship supporting development of exceptional global talent
Professor Troy Glover discusses reasons to bundle up and go outside
Study shows vaping increased dramatically, starting before nicotine vapes were legally available in Canada
Waterloo researcher collaborates on new documentary airing on World Alzheimer's Awareness Day
A policy change that allowed alcohol to be sold in grocery stores in Ontario has led some teens to go from abstaining from alcohol to binge-drinking multiple times per week, a new study has found.
What we know about COVID-19 seems to change daily. We asked Professor Narveen Jandu, an expert in microbiology, to give us an update on the science of the virus
Study shows resource-strapped long-term care organizations enhanced resident outcomes
New research shows that while both young men and young women saw an increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) one year after bullying occurred in high school, young men were more affected than young women.
People with dementia and their caregivers need to be included when health priorities are determined at the local level, shows a University of Waterloo study
New research shows it is vital to consider pre-existing mental health issues when determining how to treat substance abuse among young people with a chronic physical illness
What is the mental toll of asking players and staff in major league sports to risk their lives for our entertainment?
Professor Zahid Butt speaks about what’s open, what’s closed and why
A research team led by Ellen MacEachen has received COVID-19 Rapid Research funding so they can investigate the role of disease transmission in the gig economy, and how to protect these workers
Professor Narveen Jandu clarifies guidelines on wearing masks
Professor Ellen MacEachen answers questions on the implications and future of working from home
New study seeks survey respondents to examine vulnerability, mitigations and perceptions related to COVID-19
Professor Troy Glover discusses becoming less socially distant during these physically distant times
Study finds apps can curb impulse purchases and contribute to a healthier lifestyle
Screener identifies those at high risk of adverse health outcomes due to COVID-19
How Waterloo professors are helping adapt health-response guidelines for lower-resource areas
Professor Zahid Butt answers common questions about face masks, who should be wearing them, and when
Q and A with Professor Shannon Majowicz
Professor Jim Wallace answers questions about social media use during the pandemic
Professor Steven Fischer outlines easy fixes to prevent injury when working from home
Impact of mental health conditions passed on from parents varies depending on the child’s sex
David Suzuki visits Waterloo Kinesiology labs for insights on body composition, balance
Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes
Enhanced narratives and emotionally evocative details help new users feel immersed
More effective THC labelling and packaging could help to reduce accidental over-consumption
Vaping trends are sweeping the globe, making us revisit the lessons we learned decades ago
Innovative research and medical technology can prevent falls
Job enrichment may be an important tool for retaining seasonal frontline staff
Integrated approach is needed to managing mental illness, pain and substance use
Students who drink a few times per month in grade nine are likely to become weekly or even binge drinkers in following years
Screening rates may be increased by better sensitizing women to their risk of getting breast cancer
Study shows popular dating app had a negative effect on men’s body image
Strong ability in languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia
Students think it’s professors’ responsibility to engage students away from tech
Latest subject in study, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, concludes six months in space
New generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason
Study examines the influence of health care policies, infrastructure and professional practices
Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption
New study reveals the most common diagnostic lab tests, of use by areas considering universal health coverage
Study assesses potential interventions for those who stand at work
Free trials could help cities get the best use of sport facilities built to host novel events
Could be a key tool in treating disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease
Legalization discussions and increased access to medical marijuana may have fueled trend
Study explores whether mindfulness meditation can ease the anxiety around written assignments
Study finds ways to adapt the exercise to help individuals with specific needs
Data helps health providers determine which conditions require hospitalization vs remaining in long-term care setting
Study shows these patients are four times more likely to experience discharge delays
Study finds even 10 minutes later can result in significant sleep benefits
Study shows students with positive mental health are less likely to consume cannabis
Study dispels previous findings
Study examines musculoskeletal pain and discomfort, and associated risk factors
Mini-series explores various themes from education and advertising to impaired driving
Waterloo researchers advance knowledge of sensorimotor components of cybersickness
Waterloo researcher finds experiences of evacuation and isolation have long-term effects on mental wellbeing
When activity in a specific part is suppressed, the desire for high-calorie food increases
Researchers find that the ‘next generation’ of food handlers has a low level of awareness of proper precautions
Study finds those who diet are more likely to engage in other health-compromising behaviours
Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems
Waterloo study finds greasy food being served isn't what young players want
Waterloo study finds people have different levels of standing tolerance
Study investigates adolescents' purchase and intake of sugar-sweetened drinks
Unhealthy behaviours among youth could be greatest predictors of issues in adulthood
Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling
Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes
High school students in Guatemala consume twice as many soft drinks as their Canadian peers
Waterloo study finds practising just 25 minutes per day can boost the brain’s executive functions
Waterloo study finds young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide
When vacant public spaces across the region turn into vibrant hubs of activity this summer, a new website built at Waterloo is ready to track all the action.
Moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent, a University of Waterloo study has found.
A new software system is improving patient care and setting the gold-standard in data reporting at Grand River Hospital. One day, it may help patients choose what kind of treatment to receive.
Study finds even baby food and products marketed as healthy alternatives often contain added sugar
Biomechanics: The Machine Inside exhibit gives visitors a hands-on look at the marvels of natural engineering that drive human and animal movement
More than one-third of people with Parkinson's disease in long-term care homes are given antipsychotic medication.
Findings offer insight into preventative measures
New regulations will allow multiple cities to share a single bid, but Waterloo research suggests cities will have to find new ways to rally support
Professor Lora Giangregorio wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize for Promotion of Active Health
Kinesiology researcher examines Kilganon in a Waterloo lab to understand how the world’s best slam dunker gets outstanding air
Assessment tool will help coaches and administrators identify gaps in understanding of policies on everything from hazing to harassment and doping
Study shows Canadian magazines are sending women mixed messages about skin cancer and tanning
LGBT adults who are out to family and friends are less uncertain about their retirement years
Many elementary school students aren’t getting the 20 minutes of daily physical activity mandated by the Ontario government
The “orphan’s orphan” of Canada’s health-care system: Children at risk of suicide are ending up in adult psychiatric units
Milton's new velodrome could be a boon to track cycling long after the Pan Am Games are over, says Waterloo researcher
Special issue of Healthcare Management Forum features eight new papers on interRAI mental health assessment system
Biomechanical assessments and strength training more effective than restricting innings
Research suggests that you have to stand for at least 30 minutes every hour to get health benefits
One in four high school seniors are trying tobacco water pipes known as hookah
MAREP study finds children and youth who help care for family members with special needs have few places to turn for support
Master of Public Health student is working with a non-profit group in the Dominican Republic to bring filters to thousands of families
Research shows tobacco smoke can seep through cracks and walls and travel through ventilation systems, exposing you to dangerous toxins and carcinogens
Theatre group works with Waterloo researcher to change the way families and health care practitioners think about dementia
More senior-friendly smartphone and web apps may help people manage glucose levels and track their diet
Good childhood nutrition produces people who can contribute more and help boost economic growth, says Waterloo professor
Research shows curling clubs enhance women’s physical, mental and emotional health during long Canadian winters
When it comes to road safety, Parkinson’s disease is a bigger threat than once thought
New study examines connection between commute time and well-being
Researchers are collaborating with Aboriginal communities to cultivate enhanced understanding of relationships to one of Canada's longest rivers
Research shows that we rely on a specific part of the brain to curb our craving for snacks
Pioneering spine study shows spooning is not always the best sex position for men who want to avoid triggering low back pain
Landmark study shows people smoke the same number of cigarettes regardless of nicotine level
Researcher leads study to find out why residents of long-term care homes aren’t getting proper nutrition
GPS tracking shows older adults with mild dementia stay much closer to home than healthy adults, Waterloo study finds
Older adults should combine aerobics with strength and balance training to prevent bone loss, says Waterloo researcher who helped draft new guidelines
E-readers have liberated women who enjoy erotica but Waterloo researchers are asking: Why are e-heroes still domineering men?
Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more than youth who smoke unflavoured cigarettes, a new Waterloo study finds
Propel study finds teens prone to depression and those who use drugs and alcohol are more likely to consume energy drinks
Award-winning researcher examines the upside of fat in our diets from pregnancy to post-menopause
New screening tool developed by interRAI better connects Ontario Provincial Police and clinicians to support those in crisis
Recreation and Leisure Studies research finds sport groups for LGBT athletes help heal the negative effects of discrimination.
Stroke patients use innovative exercise bikes hooked up to Google Earth’s virtual world to rehabilitate body and mind in Waterloo lab.
Summer camp is about more than s’mores and sing-alongs. A camp counselor in his youth, professor Troy Glover always suspected that camp changes youth for the better— but now he has the data to prove it.
Andrew Laing doesn’t mind being a fall guy. For the biomechanics professor, the reputation simply comes with the territory.
Joon Lee is changing the way doctors make decisions and patients receive care. Lee and his team are at the forefront of a field that harnesses the power of information technology to analyze health data and provide doctors with answers that would take years to obtain through clinical trials.
More than ever women are turning to online social networking sites as a substitute for the support and friendship they used to find in neighbours. Diana Parry investigates the impact of social networking sites on modern-day motherhood.
What if something as simple as a tailored nutrition and exercise program could influence the outcome of cancer treatment? According to professor Marina Mourtzakis, it’s possible.
While researchers have flagged climate change as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, research by Professor Susan Elliott and her graduate student Francesca Cardwell found that most Canadians just don’t see the link.
The first baby boomers hit retirement age — 65 — in 2011. Research from an innovative partnership between University of Waterloo and RBC shows retirees need to manage potential risks to health and wealth for a satisfying retirement.
From the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield will help Waterloo researcher Richard Hughson understand some of the mysteries of aging.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University are leading a project that has resulted in the creation of a new web-based resource that provides valuable information that will help navigate the journey of living with dementia.
The School of Public Health and Health Systems is training a new generation to solve major, emerging health issues relevant to Canada and countries around the world.
The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is expected to double over the next thirty years. Laura Middleton, assistant professor of kinesiology, is investigating the impact of exercise and physical activity on slowing cognitive decline.
Although many cities are excited about the prospect of creating, or expanding their focus to include, a culinary tourism destination, few know how to go about doing it. Stephen Smith is helping destinations around the world meld gastronomy and culture into a viable industry.
Tobacco is the largest preventable cause of premature death in the world. David Hammond is working with researchers, policy makers, and non-governmental associations around the world to guide and evaluate the use of graphic warning labels on tobacco products.
The days of collecting your gold watch and retiring to cottage country are over, says assistant professor Steven Mock. What retirement looks like is not going to be the same as a one-time transition out of paid work. It’s going to be more complex.
Even the most impassioned resolutions and best intentions to get physically fit often go unrealized when challenged by the pressures of daily life. Peter Hall is investigating how a neighbourhood’s built environment may influence physical activity patterns.
Uncertain Futures: Women Leaving Prison and Re-entering Community, a report co-authored by Susan Arai, explores the importance of building relationships to bridge the chasm between women and their community.