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.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Q and A with the experts: One year of COVID-19 in Canada

Nurse wearing mask vaccinates older adult.

We asked public health expert Professor Zahid Butt to take us through what we’ve learned about COVID-19 in the year that has passed, and what we still need to learn in order to beat the virus.

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.