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Apr. 21, 2015 Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative Announces Spring 2015 Call for Seed Grant Applications

The University of Waterloo’s Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative (CDPI) offers seed grants of up to $10,000 to bring together new multidisciplinary teams and increase their success in applications for external funding.

This next call for applications was issued on April 20, 2015 with the deadline for electronic submission being June 1, 2015 at 4:30pm.

Apr. 15, 2015 Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative Announces Fall 2014 Seed Grant Award Recipients

Thank you to all the teams who submitted an application for the Fall 2014 round of Waterloo’s Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative (CDPI) Seed Fund Award. 

We are pleased to announce that multidisciplinary teams were successful this round.  Teams include researchers from 14 different departments or research centres across campus. To check out the diverse range of projects that are represented, visit the CDPI-Seed Funding page.

Mar. 26, 2015 One in four high school seniors now try water pipes

Despite declines in the number of youths who smoke cigarettes, hookah or water pipe use continues to rise among Canadian youth, a new study from the University of Waterloo reports. Published Monday in Cancer Causes and Control, the study found that almost one in four high school seniors try smoking hookah.

The study estimates that more than 78,200 youth are current water pipe users.

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