Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Winning Olympic medals associated with increased physical activity in hometown youth

Competitive lane swimmer doing front crawl.

Olympic medals are not only good for the country and athletes who win them, but they can also have trickle-down effects on youth sports participation and leisure-time physical activity, a new study has found.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Sherry Dupuis appointed University Research Chair

Sherry Dupuis

Sherry Dupuis, a professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, has been appointed a University Research Chair (URC), effective July 1, 2021. The University established the title to recognize faculty members for exceptional achievement in a particular field of knowledge.

Friday, November 27, 2020

New study examines socially conscious dating apps

Couple walking downtown in evening.

Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Bumble have partnered to study how interacting in a space that promotes justice and social equity affects dating.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Q and A with the experts: COVID-19 means we need a “winter strategy” to keep us outside and in touch

Three snowboarders walking on wintery path.

As we brace for another possible spike in COVID-19 infections this winter, Professor Troy Glover says we need a reason to bundle up and go outside.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Documentary showcases that 'Music is Life' in a dementia-care centre

Older gentleman plays guitar.

“Music is a universal language that can move us physically, emotionally, relationally in ways that other things can’t,” says Sherry Dupuis, one of the researchers involved with a new documentary on the benefits of musical engagement for those living with dementia. Music is Life premieres on World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, September 21.

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