Events - 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 7:00 PM EST

Smart antibiotic use: Can we avert an antibiotic apocalypse?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to the health of Canadians. Join us as our panel discusses antibiotic resistance, its effects and consequences. Learn how we all can slow the rate of resistance development by limiting antibiotic use to when the antibiotics will make us better.

Featured speakers:

Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy

Brett Barrett, Infectious Disease Pharmacist, Grand River Hospital

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 6:30 PM EDT

Hacking Health is designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. 

Cafés are informal meetups to discuss and debate digital health in your city, where people and ideas mingle. 

Save the date! Our first Café will be on Thursday October 22nd!

RSVP:  https://www.meetup.com/Hacking-Health-Waterloo/events/224474356/

Monday, August 31, 2015 — 10:30 AM EDT
Friday, August 28, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Please join Dr. Edwards and others as we say good-bye to the Rx2015 class at our annual grad send-off. The event includes:

  • Lunch
  • Exit Survey
  • How to Succeed on PEBC – a special presentation by Scott Campbell Rx2013
  • What to expect as a Waterloo Pharmacy Graduate
  • Draw prizes & more

The event is generously sponsored by:

Scotiabank and MNP

Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

Luis Viana will present a seminar for faculty and staff entitled: "Parkinson’s Disease unmasked as a result of smoking cessation – case study and discussion of how novices and experts approach clinical problems".

Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Identifying consumer pharmacy priorities: an introduction to the nominal group technique

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Keep your eyes on the road: preparing for the baby-boomers

We are honoured to invite Dr. Alex Crizzle to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series. Dr. Crizzle is Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo.

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Please RSVP to sarah.rae@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Improving Health Outcomes in Children using e-health and m-health technologies

We are honoured to invite Dr. Jennifer Stinson to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series. Dr. Stinson is Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain.

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Please RSVP to sarah.rae@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Angiotensin II Type II receptor stimulation and recovery after stroke

We are honoured to invite Dr. Susan Fagan to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series. Prof. Fagan is Associate Department Head of University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Please RSVP to sarah.rae@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Woman walks through grocery store aisle.

Do our genes determine what we should eat?

We are honoured to invite Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series. El-Sohemy is Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto. 

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Please RSVP to sarah.rae@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Teaching Innovations in the PharmD Bridging Program

  • Online learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Recognition of prior learning

Learn how the Waterloo PharmD Bridging Program incorporates all three to create a flexible, yet rigorous program for our alumni.

Speakers:  PharmD Bridging Program team

Friday, March 27, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Six graduate students will be displaying their research posters and competing for the research poster prize valued at up to $1,500 for travel, accommodation and expenses at the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) conference this May:

Nawaz Ahmed

Short-term activation of 5-Hydroxytryptamine type 7 receptor is neuroprotective against NMDA-induced excitotoxicity

Spencer Berg

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Dr Praveen Nekkar

Alzheimer's disease - a medicinal chemistry approach

We are honoured to invite Assistant Professor Praveen Nekkar to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series.

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Waterloo OPA winners from 2014.

Can we hold on to our title again this year? Students, faculty and alumni, come out and cheer for the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy as we face off against the University of Toronto.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 4:20 PM EDT
Three minute thesis logo.
The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a university-wide competition for research-based masters thesis and doctoral students at the University of Waterloo. 
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Learning to see with a “lazy eye”; harnessing visual cortex plasticity to treat amblyopia

We are honoured to invite Assistant Professor Ben Thompson of the School of Optometry and Vision Science to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series.

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Accomplices in Tumor Cell Invasion: Invadopodia and Extracellular Vesicles

We are honoured to invite Dr. Hon Leong of the University of Western Ontario Department of Urology to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series.

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome. 

Please RSVP to sarah.rae@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Learning to see with a “lazy eye”; harnessing visual cortex plasticity to treat amblyopia

We are honoured to invite Assistant Professor Ben Thompson of the School of Optometry and Vision Science to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series. 

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Watch our Events page for updates.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Larry Smith, a well-known economics professor at the University of Waterloo, is coming to the School of Pharmacy to discuss whether and how entrepreneurship applies to pharmacy.

Does entrepreneurship support the ideals of pharmacy practice? Or does it contradict them?

Larry's 2011 TED Talk, "Why you will fail to have a great career", has garnered 5.5 million views.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

This winter, the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) welcomes pharmacy students to attend two complimentary dinner and learn sessions being hosted on their campus. These sessions are designed to support pharmacy students as well as students in other health disciplines in building awareness and knowledge in addiction and opioid use.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

All are welcome to join the School of Pharmacy's Dr. Kelly Grindrod for a 50-minute lecture on the best ways to find reliable information about your medications.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
m Health Demo Camp logo.

See live demonstrations of Mobile Health apps, meet cool people in tech and healthcare, hang out in the UW School of Pharmacy space. If you're involved in health tech in KW, you don't want to miss this.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Investigating novel mediators of insulin secretion in pancreatic â-cells

We are honoured to invite Postdoctoral Fellow Sabina Paglialunga speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series. 

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Please RSVP to sarah.rae@uwaterloo.ca.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Pharmacist prescribing in Alberta

We are honoured to invite Professor Ross Tsuyuki of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to speak in the Pharmacy Research Seminar Series. Tsuyuki is also the Director of EPICORE Centre.

Visitors from main campus and those external to Waterloo are welcome.

Please RSVP to sarah.rae@uwaterloo.ca.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

The White Coat Ceremony marks the beginning of our incoming students’ professional journey. It is where students make their commitment to ethics and integrity and where they are formally welcomed into the professional community. The white lab coat is symbolic of the tremendous responsibility that pharmacists have a health care providers.

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