Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Pharmacy Appreciation Month 2023 on CTV News Kitchener

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This Pharmacy Appreciation Month Waterloo pharmacy students Victoria Mikhnovskaya (Rx2024) and Bhawani Jain (Rx2024), the 2023 co-PAM chairs, discuss pharmacy appreciation month on CTV News Kitchener.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Every shot, a shot of gold

Hands holding a tablet.

The Waterloo School of Pharmacy implemented a mass vaccination clinic for COVID-19 immunization in 2021.

With many multidisciplinary teams working together in an environment not built for such a complex clinical system, researchers at the University of Waterloo created an app to support front-line workers. The app streamlined information flow to help solve logistical challenges that arose.

Friday, March 10, 2023

The future of pharmacy

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Waterloo School of Pharmacy updates curriculum

With the health-care system rapidly changing across Canada, in 2020 Waterloo School of Pharmacy examined its PharmD curriculum to identify ways to offer students a more cohesive experience for a dynamic practice environment. The new changes were implemented earlier this year to prepare students for the changes in the profession with the rest rolling out in the coming years.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

International Women's Day 2023

Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day!

This International Women's Day we're celebrating our female pharmacists and all their contributions to healthcare. Watch the video below on what makes a strong leader.

Perseverance is the one thing that makes a true and strong leader. - Pavithra Ravi, RPh, MPharm, eMBA, LSSBB - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Waterloo School of Pharmacy

Thank you to our students for putting together this video for International Women's Day 2023!

Monday, March 6, 2023

Waterloo School of Pharmacy is changing the flow

A  hand handing over a menstrual pad to another hand

Around the world it is estimated that 1.8 billion people menstruate every month according to UNICEF.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Pharmacy Appreciation Month 2023: Discover the power of pharmacy

Two pharmacists speaking to one another.

Join us and celebrate our pharmacy teams during Pharmacy Appreciation Month (PAM) with Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) this March.

CPhA hosts the national campaign to shine a spotlight on pharmacy every year and Canadians coast to coast celebrate the important contributions that pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacy students have made to the health of their patients.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Generative AI: ChatGPT enhances experiential learning in pharmacy

Two hands pointing at a laptop screen

ChatGPT, a language processing tool driven by artificial intelligence (AI), has been making headlines since its launch late last year.

Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy has already been utilizing a generative AI platform since early 2018 to enhance experiential learning for pharmacy professionals and students. Now, the School is looking to incorporate ChatGPT technology in that same platform.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

New research finds serious hypoglycaemic events in type-2 diabetes patients are linked to dementia

An insulin pen with disposable needles.

Waterloo School of Pharmacy researchers have found that in patients with type-2 diabetes experiencing severe hypoglycaemic events, where blood glucose levels fall below normal to potentially dangerous levels leading to either a hospitalization or physician visit, is consistently linked with the development of dementia.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Pharmacists: Canada’s most accessible health-care professionals

A male pharmacist holding a box of medicine and speaking to an elderly female patient.

According to Statistics Canada, in 2019 roughly 1.3 million Ontarians reported that they did not have access to a family physician.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

School of Pharmacy hosts Financial Literacy Workshop

Zoom call featuring Kendra Burkholder, Kierra Young and Michelle Hung.

Navigating the process of paying off student loans can be hard. How much of your income should go to debt payment? How else can you set yourself up for financial success?

The School of Pharmacy hosted a Financial Literary Workshop for the Rx2022 and Rx2023 cohorts, titled Your Financial Future: Make Smart Money Choices and Pay Off Student Debt to help students answer those financial questions.

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