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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Aging slows perception of falls

Older person's hand gripping a walker.

Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New research chair in mobility and aging

The Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging (RIA) announced the appointment of Professor Lora Giangregorio as the new Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Remembering Dave Northey

With sadness, the Department of Kinesiology announces the passing of retiree David Northey on September 11, 2017. Northey joined the University as staff in October 1989 and retired in July 2014 as a Lab Technician in Kinesiology.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Researcher named Fellow of International Ergonomics Association

Professor Richard Wells was named a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) at the annual National Council Meeting in Singapore last week.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Researchers awarded infrastructure funding

Two Kinesiology professors are among 10 researchers at the University of Waterloo who will receive $792,614 for infrastructure to support research.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Powered stretchers could reduce injuries, keep paramedics on the job

Man lifts stretcher.

University of Waterloo study finds moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Remembering Fran Allard

Fran Allard

With sadness, the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences announces that Fran Allard, retired professor in the Department of Kinesiology, died on Tuesday, March 21.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals

Professor Heather Keller in test kitchen.

University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. Known as the Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT), it will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don’t eat the food on their trays.

Thursday, December 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.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Remembering Mike Sharratt

Michael Sharratt

Michael (Mike) Sharratt, distinguished professor emeritus, former dean of applied health sciences and president of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, died on Friday, December 23, 2016.