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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. Aug. 22, 2016Pharmacy meets global aid: Heidi Fernandes volunteers at health clinic in Peru

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    Ever since she travelled to Brazil on vacation, Heidi Fernandes has had a passion for global health.

    I was struck by the slums of Rio de Janeiro and knew then I wanted to help people in life. It actually became one of the reasons I chose pharmacy as a career.

  2. Aug. 15, 2016Canadian Institute of Health Research funds Prof. William Wong’s investigation into patient perspectives and Hepatitis C

    Globally, Hepatitis C affects 130-150 million people. With antiviral medications, approximately 90% of those millions can be cured.

    William WongHowever, antiviral medications are costly, and even in developed countries many governments struggle with which medications should be subsidized and when. In Canadian patients suffering from Hepatitis C, a virus that causes liver disease and often worsens into a chronic condition, treatment can be expensive. Currently, Canadians with chronic HCV have limited access to Direct Anti-viral Agents (DAAs), the most effective existing treatment for the infection.

  3. Aug. 12, 2016Supporting the Refugee Population: A Pharmacy Student’s Perspective

    By fourth year pharmacy student Danyah Musbah

    Danyah standing in a hallway at the School of PharmacyAs of November 2015, Canada has welcomed a total of 28,755 Syrian newcomers to communities across the nation. Many others await finalization of their application process.

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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.

Denise Kreutzwiser.Read about vanguard Denise Kreutzwiser.

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.

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Meagan McGill, volunteer companion for the Alzheimer's Society of Waterloo-Wellington.