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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 28, 2016Pharmacy students deliver workshops to improve health literacy in seniors

    Approximately 88% of Canadian older adults struggle to comprehend medical information. Low health literacy is linked to poor health outcomes, a fact that is especially worrying given that elderly patients tend to suffer from chronic health conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure.

    By providing tools to improve health literacy, pharmacists can help patients better manage conditions and interpret vital information.

  2. July 26, 2016New report tracks the rise in patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia across Ontario

    According to a new report presented at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week in Toronto, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias increased more than 18 per cent across Ontario over the past 8 years.

  3. 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.

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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!

Anthony smiling

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

Read about vanguard Anthony Amadio.