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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Face masks

Woman wearing a face mask reaches for groceries.

Professor Zahid Butt answers common questions about face masks including who should be wearing them, and when.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Social media and COVID-19

Young person in pajamas looking at cell phone.

The world has moved online, seemingly overnight. Are we using social media more, and what does that mean? Jim Wallace, an expert in how computing systems like our smartphones can address problems in public health, talks about social media during the pandemic.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Researchers collaborate to develop coronavirus guidelines in low-income countries

Warren Dodd and James Wallace.

Professors from the School recently are working with a University of Toronto team and international partners to develop guidelines for hospitals and primary care settings in the Philippines and Sri Lanka for the management of COVID-19.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

New graduate course: Mental Health and Wellness (HLTH 620)

A group of students working at a desk.

HLTH 620 is being offered for the first time in spring 2020 and is open to all University of Waterloo graduate students.

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to mental health literacy and mental health and wellness at the individual level as well as in the broader community. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cortisol levels show links between parent and child mental illness

Long-haired mother and daughter in conversation.

The impact of mental health conditions passed on from parents to their children varies depending on the child’s sex, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Few consumers understand THC levels in cannabis edibles

Assortment of edibles

Few cannabis consumers understand what the THC numbers on packages of cannabis edibles really mean, according to a new University of Waterloo study.

The study, which surveyed nearly 1,000 Canadians aged 16 to 30, found that most consumers could not identify whether a cannabis edible contained ‘low’ or ‘high’ levels of THC based on the label.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Scott Leatherdale honoured for excellence in graduate supervision

Scott Leatherdale.

Scott Leatherdale has been named a recipient of the University of Waterloo Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Research calls for new measures to treat mental illness and opioid use

Pills spilling out of pill bottle.

Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use, a study by the University of Waterloo has found.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Patterns of youth alcohol use show need for early intervention

Youth clinking beer glasses

Youth who drink a few times per month in Grade 9 are likely to become weekly – and even binge – drinkers in the following years, says a recent University of Waterloo study.