Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Farrell, who has been awarded the 2019 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging! Prof. Farrel is an Adjunct Clinical Assisstant Professor with the School of Pharmacy and a participant researcher in the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network.
Alumni and friends of the Waterloo Pharmacy community came out to the 8th annual golf invitational, a competitive and fun-filled day of golf which dedicates proceeds to the Student Success Fund. This annual event has raised over $200,000, providing funding for a variety of student initiatives.
Today Addiction Policy Forum released a comprehensive Overdose Awareness Toolkit in collaboration with the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy (Ontario, Canada). This toolkit comes ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st.
A course created by a professor from University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) was recognized by the national association for university continuing education. Entitled Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy – Online (MOAT Online), the course received the Non-credit Programming under 48 hours award at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE).
In June, second year pharmacy students successfully presented two motions at the Ontario Pharmacists Association’s (OPA) Annual General Meeting (AGM). Rx2021s Bradley Grightmire and George Daskalakis introduced the motions to further strengthen OPA’s relationship with pharmacy students. OPA is the province’s pharmacy advocacy group; it serves as a resource to pharmacists and a voice for the profession in Ontario.
In early June, pharmacists from across Canada attended PxP, a conference jointly hosted by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA). At this event, Canada’s largest pharmacy conference, Waterloo Pharmacy alumnus Michael Kani of Rx2014 received the New Practitioner Award from the Canadian Pharmacists Association.