News archive - 2016

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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Remembering Ruth Priddle

Ruth Priddle

Human Resources has reported that Professor Emerita Ruth Priddle died June 8. Priddle began her career at the University in August 1964 as a Lecturer, teaching the historical foundations of dance. She was also responsible for the women's intramural and intercollegiate programs at Waterloo.

Sunday, 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.

Friday, April 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.

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