The 10th Anniversary Regional Tour continues as the School of Pharmacy visits Niagara Falls
This week a team from Waterloo Pharmacy hosted a reception and presentation for the pharmacy community in Niagara Falls. The event was the second stop on the School’s Regional Tour, an event which celebrates the School’s 10th anniversary by saying thank you to pharmacists who support the School throughout the province. It brought together preceptors, co-op supervisors, alumni, and students who work in and around the Niagara and Hamilton regions.
Co-op is what makes Waterloo Pharmacy unique: we’re the only co-operative education pharmacy school in Canada. Offering a co-op program is challenging and requires the support of the pharmacist community all across the country. Without employers to consistently hire students and offer invaluable learning opportunities, our program would not be possible.
On June 13, Waterloo Pharmacy instructor Elaine Lillie was recognized with the Association of Faculties of Pharmacies of Canada (AFPC) National Award for Excellence in Education. Lillie is Waterloo Pharmacy’s Director of Interprofessional Education and Curriculum Development and has been an instructor in the program since the School opened in 2008.
On June 13, Waterloo Pharmacy PhD candidate Paul Malik was recognized with an award at the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) conference. Malik received the AFPC/Merck Canada Inc. Post Graduate Pharmacy Fellowship Award which aims to promote the pursuit of research careers among pharmacy and graduate students.
On June 14, 31 bridging students and two graduate students received their degrees at the University of Waterloo spring convocation. The School welcomed graduates and their families at a reception before the main convocation ceremony.
Students, alumni, and faculty of Waterloo Pharmacy had a strong showing at the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) 2018 conference. The OPA conference is an annual meeting that brings together more than 500 pharmacists from across Ontario and features presentations on best practices and emerging trends in pharmacy.
Anthony Miller, Sally Ebsary, Jamie Dang, and Nancy Waite.
Each year Waterloo Pharmacy presents an award for Co-op Supervisor of the Year. The award recognizes a supervisor who has shown outstanding commitment to mentorship of Waterloo Pharmacy students on co-operative education work terms.
Waterloo Pharmacy Hallman Director David Edwards was awarded the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Honorary Life Award this June in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He was one of several award winners at the CPhA annual conference. The School of Pharmacy was also celebrated by CPhA with a Certificate of Recognition in acknowledgement of the School’s 10th anniversary.
Ontario’s provincial election is on June 7th, and University of Waterloo pharmacy students have a message for politicians: pharmacists can help reduce wait times in the province’s hospitals and emergency rooms.