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.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Kinesiology researchers renewed as Canada Research Chairs

Professor Callaghan and Professor Dickerson

Two researchers in the Department of Kinesiology have been renewed as Canada Research Chairs:

Friday, May 17, 2019

Kinesiology student named 2019 Vanier Scholar

Steven Pretty assessing a patient using medical equipment

The Faculty of Applied Health Science congratulates Kinesiology PhD candidate Steven Pretty, who is one of three University of Waterloo doctoral studies students named Vanier Canada G

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Low-tech footrest can help prevent lower-back pain

Person using footrest while standing at desk

People who stand at work for long periods of time might be able to avoid lower back pain by intermittently using a footrest, says a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Virtual reality games could recalibrate neurological disorders

Child looking through VR goggles while others look on

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Variety necessary to bring anxiety-reducing meditation to university classrooms

Attentive students in large classroom

Variety may be the key to encouraging large groups of students to engage in anxiety-relieving behaviour, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to make the pushup work for you

Male doing tricep pushup

If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the pushup is for you.

The pushup is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified pushup, called a ‘pushup plus.’