News archive - 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Founder of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging named to Order of Canada

Schlegel’s commitment to seniors’ care recognized by Order of Canada

Linda Givetash, Record staff

WATERLOO REGION — Ron Schlegel has spent much of his life giving back to the community — a trait he owes his father and the culture of the region he grew up in.

“This area has always had a history of hard work, a history of mutual aid,” he said. “It’s encouraged me to continue working hard.”

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Researchers hope the secret to aging gracefully is in outer space

It seems astronauts hovering in weightless environments and earthlings reclining in front of the TV share a surprising trait: both avoid the effects of gravity — and both age rapidly as a result. Now a unique joint venture between Canada’s health-research and space agencies is investigating the parallels between space flight and terrestrial aging, hoping to find ways to prevent the ill effects of each.
Friday, October 12, 2012

Hadfield space expedition to include 2 Waterloo Kinesiology experiments

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to conduct home-grown science projects

Friday, October 12, 2012

Kinesiology professors receive Canada Research Chair grants for life-changing research

Leading-edge research with the potential to improve human health has earned national recognition for four Waterloo professors--including Kinesiology faculty members Jack Callaghan and Ken Stark, whose Canada Research Chair grants were announced on Friday, Oct. 12.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

UW WELL-FIT celebrates 10 years

Inspiring group exercise program helps those diagnosed with cancer take control of their health

Instead of connecting at the gym, a group of work-out buddies traded their exercise gear for evening wear as they gathered to commemorate a very special anniversary.

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