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Welcome to the School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo is the first new pharmacy school in Canada in 20 years and housed in a state-of-the-art education and research building on the Health Sciences Campus in downtown Kitchener. 

We offer an innovative undergraduate pharmacy curriculum that integrates foundational knowledge in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with applied skills in the clinical, behavioural and social sciences to prepare our graduates to serve as medication therapy experts. 

  1. July 11, 2016So what if you’re stressed? PhD Candidate Nyasha Gondora shows how stress affects the brain

    Nyasha holding a pipette in a lab

    Early-life stress has an impact on brain development and adult behavior. However, little is known about what stress does to brain cells. Doctoral student Nyasha Gondora is studying the cellular-level impacts of stress.

  2. July 4, 2016Tejal Patel wins CPhA Patient Care Achievement Award for Specialty Practice

    Tejal Patel smilingWorking with a particularly vulnerable population has given Tejal Patel, Assistant Clinical Professor at the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, a keen appreciation for how precious life is. Passionate about her patients, her practice and teaching, Patel has established herself as a pre-eminent pharmacist, clinician, educator and researcher in the specialty area of neurology.

  3. June 27, 2016Frailty and the Heart: Exploring the connection between frailty and heart disease treatments

    As Canadian life expectancy increases, older patients and their caregivers face difficult questions regarding the risks and benefits of treatment options. Some treatments are more invasive than others: how can patients and healthcare providers decide which option is best?

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Community Service Stories

Pharmacists are often called pillars of the community.

See how Waterloo Pharmacy students earn that title with the Community Service Stories series.

Nancy outside Grand River Hospital

Nancy Xiao, volunteer with Grand River Hospital's Elder Life Program.

Five Years in the Field

2016 marks five years since the School of Pharmacy graduated its first cohort!

The Five Years in the Field series will check-in with that cohort, profiling one vanguard a month.

Bridget smilingRead about vanguard Bridget Braceland.