Congratulations to Christina Hassan, an alumna of Applied Health Sciences program at the University of Waterloo for receiving the Rotary People of Action; Young Innovators Award. Christina Hassan has demonstrated exceptional achievement in developing FullSoul, a non-profit organization that works to provide sterile medical supplies for pre-and post- natal procedures to safely deliver and care for newborns.
Waterloo’s international co-op team has won two Excellence Awards from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). The awards recognize the team’s extraordinary work in the design, planning implementation and management of high-quality endeavours in international education.
We caught up with some researchers here at University of Waterloo to find out how Canadian organizations could reduce injuries in the workplace.
As the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure”. Kinesiology researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken this adage to heart. The growth of the knowledge industry has given rise to sedentary work environments. This article examines the elements necessary for a healthy, productive workplace and shares a few simple, pragmatic measures that any organization can adopt to help prevent injuries.
Last month, eager students leaped at the opportunity to network with more than 265 potential employers at the Partners for Employment (P4E), Career Fair. This event took place in the Manulife Sports Complex at RIM Park, with over 3000 students attending – almost half were UWaterloo students.
This story originally appeared as a blog post via University Health Network.
“While it may be true that human activities are threatening the world as we know it, it’s not true that we aren’t doing anything about it,” says third-year University of Waterloo biology student Rachel Shantz. In fact, Shantz' work helped save over two tonnes of ice packs from landfill – the equivalent of one hippopotamus!
During the 30+ years that Dr. Jenny Bekeschus has run the Toronto Health Centre, her downtown Toronto clinic, she has hired close to 100 co-op students. All hail from Waterloo, and all but a few have come from Kinesiology.
Her clinic specializes in treating accident, trauma and orthopaedic injuries, as well as providing preventative and recuperative care for sports and occupational injuries, back problems and stress-related ailments.