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.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Celebrating more than 130 years of service

Janet Coulter, Laurie Jones and Denise Hay.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences (KHS) commemorated the retirement of four exceptional long-time staff members last week: Laurie Jones, Jing Ouyang, Janet Coulter and Denise Hay. Together, they have worked at the University for more than 130 years, with 110 of them in KHS!

Friday, July 15, 2022

CIHR announces $1.6 million in funding for three Waterloo projects

Two Kinesiology and Health Sciences researchers were among three Waterloo recipients and 391 individual nominated PIs awarded funding through Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Project Grants Program.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Monica Maly appointed 2022 University Research Chair

Monica Maly

Monica Maly, a researcher in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, was named a 2022 University Research Chair, along with eight other faculty members at the University of Waterloo. The seven-year term begins July 1.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Heather Keller receives career recognition award

Heather Keller in research kitchen

Heather Keller, a Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor, has received a career recognition award from the Canadian Nutrition Society: the Earle Willard McHenry Award for Distinguished Service in Nutrition. This award recognizes her 10+ years working to improve hospital care of malnourished patients in Canada.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Paolo Dominelli receives New Frontiers in Research funding

Paolo Dominelli

Paolo Dominellia professor in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, was one of two researchers in the Faculty of Health to receive funding from the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF).

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Aerobic fitness of elite soccer players linked to player positions

Soccer player heads ball in empty stadium.

Researchers have linked the fitness of elite soccer players to the positions they play. The ability to make this assessment can help coaches regulate individual training loads based on player position.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

CBD might help prime cells against COVID

Test tubes with yellow liquid and a person in a white lab coat and blue gloves is in the background.

Synthetic cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound also found in the cannabis plant, appears to prime the innate immune system of cells, potentially offering protection against pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Department remembers John Pezzack

Black and white candid shot of staff members viewing a lab demonstration.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences regretfully announces the passing of long-time and former staff member, John Pezzack, on December 30, 2021. Pezzack instructed generations of Kinesiology students in the science of biomechanics, developing and leading hands-on learning experiences.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Wearable biosensors can help people with complex health conditions

Two women smiling and looking at one of their watches

Remote monitoring of health-related behaviour with wearable sensor technology is feasible for people with complex health conditions, shows a recent University of Waterloo study.

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