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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.

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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Oluwakemi Amodu joins UWaterloo as inaugural AMTD postdoctoral fellow

Kemi Amodu.

In a displaced-persons camp in northern Nigeria, many Hausa women of reproductive age are at risk of developing sexually transmitted infections (STI), causing them pain, infertility, miscarriages and marital conflict. Amodu's work will test the effectiveness of education and treatment services for STI prevention among women displaced by terrorism in Nigeria.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Majority of teenagers need food safety education

Teenager at food prepping station with vegetables

A new study from the University of Waterloo highlights a low level of awareness in youth around the proper precautions that need to be taken when it comes to handling food.

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