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.

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.