Thursday, November 18, 2010

David Hammond named Canada’s Premier Young Researcher

For his ongoing research on cigarette labelling and how it can be used to influence behaviour, David Hammond of the University of Waterloo has been awarded Canada’s Premier Young research award.

The award, a career development prize given to Canada's brightest young researchers at the beginning of their careers, is granted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New international collaboration builds capacities in health

photo of Uganda Christian University and University of Waterloo representatives at table signing agreement

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences hosted representatives of Uganda Christian University (UCU) on campus in Waterloo to commemorate a new collaboration to build education and research capacity in the areas of public health, water-health, and health informatics.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dr. John Garcia leads public health tobacco project in Nunavut News story

Waterloo professor John Garcia is collaborating with the Government of Nunavut and Inuit communities on a tobacco control strategy for the territory. He states that “The Government of Nunavut identified a whole series of priorities” in public health and tobacco control is high on the list. Approximately two thirds of Nunavut’s population smokes on a regular basis and lung cancer rates in Inuit Canada are among the highest in the world.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Allergy experts share findings on food allergy prevalence and perceptions

Anaphylaxis is a serious adverse side effect and life threatening condition. Research is going into developing a better understanding to reduce the risks associated with allergic reactions. Waterloo’s Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Susan Elliott, and other leading experts share their findings of the SCAALAR study on prevalence and perceptions of food serious food allergies in Canada.

Read the article in the Globe and Mail.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New study investigates menu labelling as strategy to improve food choices

A new study led by Waterloo’s David Hammond and funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, will help determine whether people make healthier food choices in restaurants if calories and other nutrients are listed on menus.

See news release.