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Andy Kwok (Rx2022) was inspired to pursue a hospital pharmacy career after experiencing different pharmacy careers during his co-op work terms. Working in a hospital environment, a family health team and a community pharmacy empowered him to choose what he felt most drawn to.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced funding for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023-2024. Waterloo Pharmacy alum and current postdoctoral fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Dr. Cindy Hoi Ting Yeung (PhD’23, Dr. Andrea Edginton’s Lab) was ranked 13 out of the 182 researchers for her work on Advancing towards model-informed precision dosing: Ontogeny and pharmacogenetics of commonly used drugs in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The 2023 CPJ Best Paper Award went to  Waterloo Pharmacy researchers Sherilyn Houle, Wasem Alsabbagh and Nancy Waite who found a solution to assist the public and pharmacists in encouraging vaccination uptake in their study, Herpes zoster and human papillomavirus vaccination opportunities identified using electronic prompts at the time of scheduling influenza or COVID-19 vaccines.

On May 15, Waterloo Pharmacy welcomed their newest cohort to the profession of pharmacy at the White Coat Ceremony.

The white coat tradition stems from the medical school’s ceremonies and has become a symbol for many medical profession programs. Our students are inducted into the pharmacy profession by receiving their white coat from practicing pharmacists and swearing a pledge of professionalism.

The Pharmasave Business Competition awards a third-year Waterloo School of Pharmacy student team a $5,000 prize for an innovative business model in the field of pharmacy. Students work in teams to develop a startup that solves a current health care issue aligned with Ontario health care regulations and pitch their ideas to a panel of pharmacists, entrepreneurs and financial advisors.