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Student life

The University of Waterloo has many resources for students.  Bookmark the Current student pathway, where you will find top links and other resources for current students, including an alphabetical list of all offices and services.      

On-site resources at Pharmacy

Library support

Pharmacy Graduate Student Association (PhGA)

As a graduate student in the School of Pharmacy, you are part of a close-knit and thriving graduate community. All new graduate students automatically become members of the Pharmacy Graduate Student Association (PhGA). 

The PhGA is a volunteer, student-run, not-for-profit association that represents the Pharmacy graduate student body at on- and off-campus meetings and events, advocates for student issues, and organizes social and other events throughout the year, providing our graduate students with memorable and valuable experiences. 

PhGA Council

Position Role Student representative
  • acting head and leader
  • attends GSA meetings
  • represents Pharmacy graduate students at Waterloo

Gokul Raj Pullagura

PHR 3022

Vice-President, Operations
  • oversees day-to-day operations
  • helps organize event planning
  • works with VP, Finance to plan and coordinate snack shack funds

Alexandra Durocher

PHR 3021

Vice-President, Communications and Events
  • responsible for communications between student body, PhGA execs, and administrative staff
  • involved with social event planning for Pharmacy graduate students

Heather  Dekker 

PHR 3021

Vice-President, Student Affairs
  • responsible for internal affairs pertaining to the graduate student body
  • ensures a pleasant student experience at the School

Amirreza Rafiee

PHR 3018

Treasurer and Vice-President, Finance
  • assumes financial responsibilities of PhGA, including annual budget
  • involved with event planning and fundraising activities

Amy Pham

PHR 4023


Region of Waterloo

The School of Pharmacy is located on the Health Science Campus which is in downtown Kitchener in an area known as the innovation district.  Situated beside the McMaster Family Health Team and School of Optometry and Vision Science, and opposite the historic Tannery building that hosts tech firms Communitech and the UW Velocity start-up community, the School's location provides students with an opportunity to connect with businesses and services both in Kitchener and in Waterloo.   

Downtown Kitchener has lots to offer, from cafes, bookstores, bakeries and bars, to the Kitchener Market, the Apollo Cinema and much more.  To connect with what's happening search hashtags #kwawesome and #dtklove.

UpTown Waterloo is the equivalent of most cities' downtown areas; however, since Kitchener-Waterloo is essentially one big city, residents distinguish between the 2 downtown areas by calling one "uptown" (Waterloo) and the other "downtown" (Kitchener).  UpTown Waterloo is only a short bus ride away, and offers a variety of amenities.    

Festivals & events


Arts & culture

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