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Waterloo's School of Public Health and Health Systems is training a new generation of leaders, researchers, and change agents, adept at thinking and responding to the complex adaptive systems that affect health and health care.

Together, we are seeking innovative solutions to some of the major health challenges of our time:

  1. June 12, 2017Ontarians still skeptical of flu shot

    Half of all people who avoid the flu shot do so because they question its importance and effectiveness, a new study from the University of Waterloo reports.

    The study reviewed Ontario health data from 2013/14, where only 34 per cent of people went to get the seasonal flu shot despite universal coverage in the province. 

  2. June 9, 2017Researchers will transform health-care services for persons living with frailty

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo will work to strengthen health care for older Canadians living with frailty with a new $2.6-million grant from the Canadian Frailty Network.

    The money will fund a project that will give primary health-care providers in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta access to efficient screening tools to quickly identify patients who may be at risk for frailty. It will also give health-care providers access to an online platform to initiate referrals and co-ordinate care with other providers.

  3. May 31, 2017New CIHR postdoctoral fellowship opportunity announced

    The School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS) at the University of Waterloo and Public Health Ontario (PHO), announce a one-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity to commence no later than September 1, 2017. This fellowship is made possible by CIHR’s new “Training Modernization Program”.

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  1. June 26, 2017Network for Aging Research 2017 Symposium

    Hosted by the University's Network for Aging Research (NAR), the symposium is open to all who are interested in aging research including UWaterloo faculty, staff and students; seniors; community members; policymakers and other relevant stakeholders. Featuring keynote by 80 year old PhD student, Olive Bryanton, the event also includes discussion of innovation, and priority setting for aging research conducted at the University of Waterloo.

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