Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus update

Stay up-to-date with the latest information and advisories on the coronavirus.

Faculty members are also available to comment in media on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Leaders in aging research renewed as Schlegel Research Chairs

Kinesiology Professor Heather Keller and George Heckman, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, are being renewed as Schlegel Research Chairs with the Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Eric Hedge receives 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance

Eric Hedge.

Eric Hedge, an MSc student graduating in Kinesiology this fall, has received a 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for academic excellence. The Office of Alumni Affairs recognizes top graduating students with this prize; only two in the fall (a Master’s and a doctoral), and only one Master’s student annually.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Q and A with the experts: The psychology of the return of major league sports

Soccer player heads ball in empty stadium.

What is the mental toll of asking players and staff in major league sports to risk their lives for our entertainment?

We talked to sports mental performance consultant Wade Wilson in the Department of Kinesiology to help us understand some of the risks of convening the major leagues to play again.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Statement from the Dean on anti-Black racism

The events of the last two weeks have brought to the foreground issues of racism against Black people in a way that we don’t always see. As a Faculty, we have begun to reflect on our own actions, inactions and systemic biases. We acknowledge that we come up short and that we desire to do better. In Applied Health Sciences, we are committed to recognizing and respecting lived experiences and we continue to work toward a world where equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. Our Faculty prides itself for being ‘people people,’ and we take this commitment to heart.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Study looks at COVID-19 health perceptions in different age groups

Young and older persons with masks on park bench, looking at each other

A new study will explore how people of different ages perceive the risk of getting COVID-19.

The study, conducted by the Brain and Body Lab at the University of Waterloo, is asking people of different age groups how vulnerable they believe they are to COVID-19. It will look at what behaviours people are acting on to mitigate the risk of getting the virus – like wearing a mask or not – and how they perceive other age groups to be behaving.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Kinesiology researchers help address healthy aging on The Nature of Things

David Suzuki during filming at CCCARE

The human body is a complicated, intertwined network of systems that miraculously allows us to walk, breathe, talk and understand others, normally without any thought as to how we do it. However, as we age, we notice that what once worked well does not necessarily do so any more.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Puberty responsible for larger airways in males

Pre-teen children running and playing.

Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Storytelling can reduce VR cybersickness

Male using VR equipment at a desk

A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Stuart McGill appointed to Order of Canada

Stuart McGill in biomechanics lab.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has announced 120 new appointments to the Order of Canada including Professor Emeritus Stuart McGill of the University of Waterloo's Department of Kinesiology.

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