Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus update

Stay up-to-date with the latest information and advisories on the coronavirus.

Faculty members are also available to comment in media on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Hannah Tait Neufeld named new Canada Research Chair

Hannah Tait Neufeld.

Hannah Tait Neufeld, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, has been awarded a new Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health, Wellbeing and Food Environments from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Master's student named one of Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25

Manvi Bhalla

Manvi Bhalla, an MSc student in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, has been named one of the Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 in Canada by The Starfish, an environmental youth advocacy group.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Smart home thermostats can help monitor patient health

Older woman sits on couch using television remote.

Household smart thermostat sensors can be used to help monitor the health of older adults and home patients, according to results from a new University of Waterloo pilot study.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Leaders in aging research renewed as Schlegel Research Chairs

George Heckman, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, and Heather Keller, a professor in Kinesiology, are being renewed as Schlegel Research Chairs with the Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Oluwakemi Amodu joins UWaterloo as inaugural AMTD postdoctoral fellow

Kemi Amodu.

In a displaced-persons camp in northern Nigeria, many Hausa women of reproductive age are at risk of developing sexually transmitted infections (STI), causing them pain, infertility, miscarriages and marital conflict. Amodu's work will test the effectiveness of education and treatment services for STI prevention among women displaced by terrorism in Nigeria.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Vaping up, cigarette use down, among Canadian youth

Two youth in silhouette, vaping

While vaping increased significantly among Canadian youth over a six-year period, cigarette use remained stable or decreased, a University of Waterloo study says.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Availability of grocery-store alcohol has led some teens to binge-drink regularly

Grocery shelves of beer.

A policy change that allowed alcohol to be sold in grocery stores in Ontario has led some teens to go from abstaining from alcohol to binge-drinking multiple times per week, a new study has found.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Susan Horton named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Susan Horton

Susan Horton, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, was one of two University of Waterloo researchers to be named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Q and A with the experts: an update on what we know about the virus

Narveen Jandu

What we know about COVID-19 seems to change daily. 

We asked Professor Narveen Jandu, an expert in microbiology, to give us an update on the science of the virus.