Aging and Health Promotion

From research into better care for Alzheimer’s patients and studies that have reduced the use of tobacco in countries around the world, to drug delivery at a nano-scale and nanotechnology that can detect life-threatening diseases in their earliest stages, Waterloo research helps prolong and improve lives.

City skyline

Do skyscrapers stress you out?


Psychology researcher is examining how dense urban areas affect our physical and mental health

Professor Ken Stark taking a sample of blood in Waterloo laboratory

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma


Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third according to new study

Waterloo Architecture student

Celebrating 60 years of innovation


From 74 engineering students in 1957 to 198,000 alumni six decades later

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How racism affects health and well-being


Register to attend campus event on mental health and racism

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Beyond Innovation: Waterloo’s 2016-17 State of the University Report


At the University of Waterloo, beyond is where we begin

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Educating health-care students about transgender patients


Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy launches an online education program to help health-care students provide high-quality care to transgender patients

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Waterloo project wins top honours in Dyson competition


James Dyson says Medella Health’s smart contact lens shows how good design and engineering can improve lives

Pharmacy Professor Kelly Grindrod

The opioid crisis: How pharmacists can help save lives


Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy has created a video to help addicts and their families administer a life-saving drug now available without a prescription

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Waterloo tech changes the way competitive swimmers train


Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger announces $500K for TritonWear Inc., a startup founded by engineering alumni

Sara Greenberg

Waterloo engineer by day, circus performer by night


Graduate engineering student Sara Greenberg uses her work as a contemporary circus performer to enrich her research