News archive - 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Geoffrey T. Fong - Newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Head shot of Dr. Geoffrey Fong

Geoffrey T. Fong is one of this year’s new Fellows!

Geoffrey T. Fong from the Department of Psychology at University of Waterloo is one of the world’s leading global health researchers. Geoff created and leads an immense research program that is evaluating the population-level impact of tobacco control policies in over 25 countries, covering over two-thirds of the world’s tobacco users. The International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project has made ground-breaking contributions to advancing science and policies to accelerate and strengthen governmental and advocacy efforts to combat the global tobacco epidemic.

Congratulations  Geoff!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Geoff Fong - 2017 CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award Winner

side view of Geoff Fong speaking

Psychology's Geoff Fong, winner of second annual CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Awards

Senior Career Category
Geoffrey Fong
Professor, University of Waterloo
Senior Investigator, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Spring 2017 Social Impact Fund, Psychology student Julia Hiscock received funding

Six students winners huddled in yellow tshirts holding a large BEPurposeful sign

From left to right, bottom row: Dhruv Guliani and Shahid Mawji. Top row: Elizabeth Stankiewicz, Bailee Walls-Guertin, Cassie Myers, Indi Madar, and Julia Hiscock.

Social impact grants for GreenHouse innovators

Six GreenHouse social ventures received a total of $13,000 at the latest Social Impact Showcase, which highlights the work of each term’s innovators.

Monday, July 31, 2017

2017 Vanier Scholar explores urban design for citizen wellbeing

Robin leaning on a railing overlooking a couryard in concrete building

The research of PhD candidate Robin Mazumder will have important insights and implications for 21st century urban planning – especially for mitigating the negative effects of tall buildings on the wellbeing of citizens. His dissertation project, titled The Downside of Building Up: An Exploration Into the Stress Impact of Exposure to Skyscrapers in Urban Centres, has recently received a prestigious boost of confidence from a federally funded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Working Dads Say They Struggle Just as Much as Working Moms With Work-Life Balance

father running fast, while pushing baby buggy

New research shows both groups report similar levels of work-family conflicts—but is it really equal?

Can anyone really "have it all" anymore?

Ask any working mother how she feels about work-life balance and you’ll likely get a long-winded response: She doesn’t have it and she never will. She wants it, but can’t get it because her workload is simply too intense. She’s managed to achieve it by one magical feat or another: a husband who pulls his weight, a 4:30 a.m. alarm or Friday nights spent scrubbing the house.
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