National youth survey reveals cigarette, cigarillo and little cigar use down but susceptibility and water-pipe use are concerns
WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, May 31, 2012) – The latest national Youth Smoking Survey (YSS) reveals that in the 2010/2011 school year, 93,870 fewer Canadian youth (Grades 6-12) smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days compared with 2008/2009 data, representing a 2 per cent decline for students in Grades 6-9 (from 7 per cent to 5 per cent) and a 4.5 per cent decline for students in Grades 10-12 (from 21 per cent to 16 per cent). For the younger group, this signifies a return to the lowest rate previously seen (in 2004/2005).
WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, May 30, 2012) - The University of Waterloo’s Department of Geography and Environmental Management is turning 50, and it’s kicking off celebrations with a reunion tomorrow.
The reunion is timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, taking place at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, May 28 to June 2. Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are jointly hosting Congress 2012.
WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, May 25, 2012) - The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded a University of Waterloo researcher a grant of more than $2.5 million for his work into the effects of digital games.
WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, May 23, 2012) - There are more opportunities for Aboriginal students with today’s grand opening of the new Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre at St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo.
WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, May 22) - An estimated $7 million in economic spinoffs will be infused into the local economy when 7,000 delegates attend the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 26 to June 2 at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.