Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tobacco control researchers receive Governor General’s Innovation Award

Cigarette with smoke on black background

David Hammond, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, along with Geoffrey Fong (Psychology) and Mary Thompson (Statistics and Actuarial Science), were jointly awarded a 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Award for the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Long-term care infrastructure must be re-imagined in a post-pandemic world

Older adult hands leaning on cane

Protecting long-term care residents from outbreaks requires different infrastructure, proper staffing conditions and a culture of quality assurance, researchers have found.

The experts further determined that designing smaller, more homelike spaces would minimize the spread of viruses while promoting better health and quality of life for residents.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Online farmers’ markets valuable when crisis events like COVID occur, study finds

Yellowknife Farmers Market sign

New research from the University of Waterloo is shining light on the importance of farmers markets’ ability to mitigate potential disruptions to distribution networks in the face of system shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

AI-powered symptom checkers can help health-care systems deal with COVID-19 burden

Women in bed holding iPad

AI-powered symptom checkers can potentially reduce the number of people going to in-person clinics during the pandemic, but first, researchers say, people need to know they exist.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Waterloo researchers awarded global grant to study care of older adults

John Hirdes and George Heckman.

John Hirdes and George Heckman, both professors in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, have received a $500,000 New Frontiers Research Fund Global Grant, the first of its kind to be awarded to Waterloo researchers.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Health Studies student receives Athletic Excellence Award

Megan Dyck.

Megan Dyck, a first-year Health Studies student, has received the 2020-21 Dr. Douglas Snyder Alumni Athletic Excellence Award.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Long-term care after a year of COVID-19

Nurse with iPad speaking to older adult.

We asked Professor Paul Stolee, director of the Network for Aging Research, about issues associated with long-term care during the pandemic.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Paul Stolee honoured for excellence in graduate supervision

Paul Stolee.

Paul Stolee, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, will receive a 2020-21 University of Waterloo Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

Monday, March 1, 2021

2020 Co-op Student of the Year Award

Emily Lam.

Congratulations to the Faculty of Health 2020 Co-op Student of the Year Emily Lam.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Social media helped spread misinformation during pandemic

iPhone on book with pen and laptop.

Social media use during the early days of the pandemic increased the amount of misinformation about the virus, but also helped spread that misinformation far and wide.

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