Thursday, May 13, 2021

New: School of Public Health Sciences

The School of Public Health and Health Systems is pleased to announce that our name has changed to the School of Public Health Sciences. The change will not be fully in effect until later this year, but most instances of the new name should be complete by September 1.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Joy Hutchinson receives 2021 Vanier Scholarship

Joy Hutchinson.

Joy Hutchinson, a Public Health and Health Systems doctoral student, has been awarded a prestigious 2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The award is designed to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Understanding frailty will lead to better care for older adults

Nurse helping older man get up from walker

A team led by researchers from the University of Waterloo analyzed data from more than 24,000 community-dwelling older adults receiving home care in Ontario who were subsequently admitted into an intensive-care unit (ICU).

Friday, June 11, 2021

Health Studies students recognized for outstanding cancer research

Two University of Waterloo Health Studies students are being recognized for exceptional contributions to cancer research during their co-op terms at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Sharon Kirkpatrick receives 2021 Faculty of Health Teaching Award

Sharon Kirkpatrick

Sharon Kirkpatrick, a professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, is the 2021 winner of the student-nominated Faculty of Health Teaching Award, which celebrates teaching excellence.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

How international students make decisions about staying in Canada

Young man wearing mask.

A new study finds the majority of students were not certain on future plans until they had a chance to live here and explore life in Canada.

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.

  1. 2021 (20)
    1. July (2)
    2. June (1)
    3. May (4)
    4. April (3)
    5. March (5)
    6. February (3)
    7. January (2)
  2. 2020 (29)
    1. December (3)
    2. October (2)
    3. September (5)
    4. August (1)
    5. July (2)
    6. June (4)
    7. May (2)
    8. April (4)
    9. March (4)
    10. February (2)
  3. 2019 (19)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (1)
    3. October (5)
    4. September (2)
    5. June (3)
    6. May (3)
    7. March (2)
    8. January (2)
  4. 2018 (26)
  5. 2017 (15)
  6. 2016 (6)
  7. 2015 (12)
  8. 2014 (20)
  9. 2013 (7)
  10. 2012 (20)
  11. 2011 (8)
  12. 2010 (9)