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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. Dec. 2, 2016Ontario expanding the number of vaccines available at pharmacies

    On December 1, Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care Eric Hoskins announced that pharmacists will be able to administer vaccines to protect against 13 preventable diseases. Examples include Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, rabies, Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

  2. Nov. 22, 2016Educating healthcare students about transgender patientsTwo students working at laptop together

    Health-care students across Ontario will be able to learn how to deliver high-quality care to their transgender patients with a free online educational program developed by the McMaster University’s School of Medicine and University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy.

  3. Nov. 17, 2016Naloxone teaching tools developed to support healthcare providers and opioid users Naloxone kit contents

    In 2015, an estimated 2000 Canadians died from opioid overdoses. More are expected in 2016. It’s undeniable that Canada is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis.

    It’s National Addictions Awareness Week in Canada and the Dr. Kelly Grindrod at the School of Pharmacy is spreading the word about the opioid addiction and the role pharmacists can play in helping to save lives.

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Five Years in the Field

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

Matthew Demarco

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

Read about vanguard Matthew Demarco.