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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Dementia research gets a boost with new Schlegel Research Chair

Carrie McAiney

While more and more older adults are living with dementia, many are living well, thanks in part to researchers like Carrie McAiney. She works together with individuals with dementia, their families, and care partners to understand and address their future and current needs.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Majority of teenagers need food safety education

Teenager at food prepping station with vegetables

A new study from the University of Waterloo highlights a low level of awareness in youth around the proper precautions that need to be taken when it comes to handling food.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Dieting associated with risky behaviours in teenage girls

Person using cutlery on cigarettes on a plate

Teenage girls who diet are more likely to engage in other health-compromising behaviours, including smoking, binge drinking, and skipping breakfast, a University of Waterloo study recently found.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Plinio Morita’s UbiLab wins Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge

UbiLab members

The Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab), headed by School of Public Health and Health Systems professor Plinio Morita, was one of three $25,000 winners in a national competition aimed at generating new methods to collect and use data in public health monitoring.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Ellen MacEachen named to labour council experts panel

Ellen MacEachen

The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) has named Ellen MacEachen, professor and associate director in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, a member of the newly formed 14-person Labour Market Information Experts Panel.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Young hockey players interested in healthy protein, not French fries

Detail of hockey player on ice with stick and puck

The greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption

Sugar pouring out of a pop can

Mandatory nutrition policies could be a valuable tool in helping high school students to lower their sugar intake, a University of Waterloo study has found.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Susan Horton part of international team examining medical testing in resource-limited countries

Susan Horton

Affordable access to quality medical diagnosis in low- and middle-income countries is the focus of research that Susan Horton, professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems and the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is having published in The Lancet, the world’s oldest and best-known med

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Hi5 Challenge (for high school students)

Note: the deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sharon Kirkpatrick earns Early Researcher Award

Sharon Kirkpatrick in the School of Public Health and Health Systems is one of two researchers in the Fa