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July 11, 2016 University of Waterloo awarded more than $8 million to study impact of e-cigarette policies

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been awarded a grant of $8.8 million from the U.S. National Cancer Institute to evaluate the public-health impact of government policies to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products.

May 11, 2016 PhD candidate honoured with Rising Star Award Chi-Ling Joanna Sinn

Recognizing emerging health services and policy researchers

The CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) announced this week that Waterloo PhD candidate Chi-Ling Joanna Sinn has received the 2016 CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award.

The Rising Star Award review committee selected this year’s winners for their excellence in research and/or knowledge translation, the innovation of their work and the potential impact of their work within the field of health services and policy research.

Apr. 15, 2016 Three times more Canadian teens gambling online

Three times more Canadian teenagers are gambling online than previously thought, according research from the University of Waterloo and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Researchers found close to 10 per cent of adolescents—or an estimated 58,000 teenagers— had gambled online in the past three months. Earlier reports suggested the rate was closer to 3 per cent.