Thursday, June 17, 2021

New name for Department

We are pleased to announce that as of June 30, the Department of Kinesiology will be known as the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. The name change reflects the department’s emphasis on preparing students for multiple health-related career paths, including the health professions beyond kinesiology.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

New tools and resources available for persons living with dementia

Older man playing golf with his hands in the air while other golfers watch.

Many things change when a person is diagnosed with dementia, but one thing that doesn’t have to is the ability to exercise.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Jack P. Callaghan elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Jack P. Callaghan

Jack P. Callaghan, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, has been elected as a 2021 Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). The Academy brings together and recognizes top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars across Canada to create positive change on the urgent health concerns of Canadians.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Cancer and exercise during a pandemic

Person doing an online exercise class.

What options do cancer survivors have during a pandemic when there are limited in-person training options and reduced access to exercise facilities? With National Cancer Survivors Day on June 6, Marina Mourtzakis, a Kinesiology professor who leads Waterloo’s Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence, examines how to exercise safely as a cancer survivor during or after treatment.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Waterloo researchers lead remote wearable technology program

Wearable tech

Persons with neurodegenerative diseases can monitor at home

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Robin Duncan honoured with 2021 Distinguished Teacher Award

Robin Duncan

Kinesiology Professor Robin Duncan is a recipient of the University of Waterloo Distinguished Teacher Award for 2021, awarded annually to exemplary instructors nominated by undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty or colleagues.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

New Investigator Award will allow Kinesiology neuroscientist to research Parkinson’s

Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens.

Professor Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens has received a New Investigator Award from Parkinson Canada, worth $90,000 over two years. The funding will support further study of how anxiety contributes to freezing of gait in order to develop technological solutions to predict freezing in advance.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Kinesiology Master’s student wins a Cansbridge Fellowship

Cindy Wei.

Cindy Wei, an MSc student in the Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as the first student from the Faculty of Health to win a Cansbridge Fellowship.

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.