Jun 12, 2019
Expert advisory - pharmacare
An advisory council appointed by the federal government recommended the establishment of a universal, single-payer pharmacare system in Canada in a report released June 12.
Jun 11, 2019
New tool shows that goodwill may trump profit as a work motivator
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that individuals may be more motivated to do work for their favourite charity than for money.
Jun 10, 2019
Expert Advisory - Single-use plastics ban
The Government of Canada recently announced plans to ban certain single-use plastics as early as 2021. This decision falls on the heels of the G7 summit that was held in Charlevoix, Quebec in 2018, where countries such as Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the U.K. signed on to the Canada-led Oceans Plastic Charter as a step towards dealing with marine plastics litter.
May 30, 2019
New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective
Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
The study, which included more than 3,500 people aged 13 and over on their purchasing behaviour last spring, also found that taxes could have the greatest impact if 100 per cent fruit juice was included in reduction efforts.
May 23, 2019
Table scraps can be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels
Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels.
New technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo engineers natural fermentation to produce a biodegradable chemical that can be refined as a source of energy.