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Dec. 29, 2016 Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma Professor Ken Stark takes a sample of blood to determine the levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo.

May 29, 2016 Kinesiology Brain Bee winner to represent Canada at world competition

On Saturday April 16 the Department of Kinesiology hosted its 8th annual Brain Bee Competition for high school students in Waterloo Region. This event tests a students’ knowledge of neuroscience and the human brain. Approximately 50 students participated and answered a series of multiple-choice questions using iClickers. They also received tours and demonstrations from our very own kinesiology labs, including getting the opportunity to view and handle human cadaver brain specimens.

Apr. 15, 2016 Biomechanics researcher awarded investment for infrastructure

Four University of Waterloo researchers received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund today.

Among the researchers benefiting from new CFI-funded infrastructure is the Department of Kinesiology’s Steven Fischer who will receive $100,000 to support the investigation of biomechanical determinants of occupational performance.