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.

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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Michael Barnett-Cowan receives Early Researcher Award

Michael Barnett-Cowan

Kinesiology Professor Michael Barnett-Cowan is one of 11 University of Waterloo researchers to receive an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario government to advance Ontario’s k

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Remembering Donald Ranney

Dr. Donald Ranney with students in anatomy lab.

Donald A. Ranney, professor emeritus in Waterloo Department of Kinesiology, passed away on September 9 at the age of 87. Ranney established the University of Waterloo's School of Anatomy and taught thousands of students during his twenty year career at Waterloo.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Kinesiology researcher receives infrastructure award

Paolo Dominelli

Kinesiology Professor Paolo Dominelli has received $100,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for his integrative physiology laboratory to study sex differences during exercise.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

New CIHR grant to study exercise for osteoporosis

Lora Giangregorio

Kinesiology Professor Lora Giangregorio is one of three University of Waterloo researchers to receive a 2019 spring competition grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). The findings from her project, called ‘Finding the optimal resistance training intensity for your bones: A randomized controlled trial (FORTIFY Bones),’ will help people with osteoporosis make informed decisions about exercise. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Kinesiology researchers work with astronauts to study aging and cardiovascular health

David Saint-Jacques waving from the ISS

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth in a few days after more than six months in space. Using data obtained from Saint-Jacques during his space mission, a Waterloo research team is helping to develop strategies for healthy aging here on Earth.