Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Lili Liu receives funding for dementia search-and-rescue initiative

Dean Lili Liu at podium with Minister Bill Blair beside her

The federal government has announced $2.1 million in funding over three years for a search-and-rescue project led by Lili Liu, Waterloo public health researcher and Dean of the Faculty of Health.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Canada lags behind other countries in providing school food programs to children in need

Cafeteria-style food servings, including apples and green vegetables

A University of Waterloo-led international study of more than 10,000 children in six different countries found that approximately half of all students received breakfast or lunch at school in countries such as the United States or Chile. However, only five per cent of students in Canada participated in a school meal program.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Researchers use survey data to uncover pandemic mental health insights

Person anxiously looking out of window with blinds

A deep dive into mental health survey data by researchers at the University of Waterloo shows that almost a quarter of Canadians are still reporting anxiety and suggests that the mental health impact of the pandemic might still be observed for a few years to come.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Remembering Michael Stones

Michael Stones

Michael Stones, who played a vital role in the growth of gerontology and research on aging at University of Waterloo and in Canada in general, 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

New approach to advance care planning preferred by Canadian long-term care residents

Physician holds patient's hands.

Researchers have developed a better way to support end-of-life planning in long-term care homes, according to a recent study.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Heather Keller receives career recognition award

Heather Keller

Heather Keller, a Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor, has received a career recognition award from the Canadian Nutrition Society: the Earle Willard McHenry Award for Distinguished Service in Nutrition. This award recognizes her 10+ years working to improve hospital care of malnourished patients in Canada.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

A layered approach is needed to prevent infections from becoming harder to treat

Pills and pill bottle spilled over.

Counteracting antimicrobial resistance needs a multipronged approach, including training, labeling food products, working with the media and changing mindsets, according to a new study.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

SPHS PhD candidate receives Amit and Meena Chakma Award

Urszula Pasterkiewicz

Urszula Pasterkiewicz, a Public Health Sciences PhD candidate, received the highest formal recognition by the University for exceptional teaching by a student: the 2022 Amit and Meena Chakma award.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

John Hirdes named University Professor

John Hirdes

John Hirdes, a professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, has received the designation of University Professor. He is one of two faculty members, along with Robert Mann in Physics and Astronomy, to be named in 2022. 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Warren Dodd receives New Frontiers in Research funding

Warren Dodd

Warren Dodd, a professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, was one of two researchers in the Faculty of Health to receive funding from the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF). Paolo Dominelli from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences was the other, for a total of six recipients from the University of Waterloo.

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