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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pharmacists Support: patients coming out of hospitals

Heather Foley smiling. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

“About 90% of my appointments are home visits with patients and their families,” says Heather Foley, a patient case manager in the Chatham-Kent Family Health Team. In this role, Heather often attends healthcare appointments with her patients.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pharmacy faculty recieve several research grants

Sherilyn Houle, Nancy Waite, Kelly Grindrod and Jonathan Blay

Sherilyn Houle, Nancy Waite, Kelly Grindrod and Jonathan Blay

In early 2017, several School of Pharmacy faculty have received grants and established partnerships supporting research.

Kelly Grindrod and Catherine Burns – NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant (CRD)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pharmacists Support: people struggling with drug addiction

Greg Becotte smiling. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

“At work, I have been spat on, splattered with hot coffee, had death threats, and called every horrible insult you can think of. In my line of work, I cannot take these things personally. My patients lead a hard life, and on the street that is how things are dealt with.”

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy hockey team wins OPA Cup

Waterloo and UofT hockey teams

On Sunday March 12, the Waterloo Pharmacy hockey team and loyal fans went down to Toronto for the Ontario Pharmacist Association (OPA) Cup. The annual face off against the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is one of several events students organize during Pharmacist Awareness Month.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pharmacists Support: family business

Angela Puim smiling. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

Owning your own pharmacy is a hefty responsibility, but for Angela the hard work and long hours are both familiar and rewarding. Angela and her sister Gina grew up in and out of Preston Medical Pharmacy in Cambridge.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pharmacists Support: patients with cancer

Michael Collins at Grand River Hospital. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

“Cancer is a scary diagnosis,” says alumnus Michael Collins. “Not only do oncology pharmacists require complex therapeutic knowledge, we also require the soft skills needed to empathize in such a difficult part of a cancer patient’s life.”

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Pharmacists Support: people struggling with mental illness

Lindsay Bennet smiling. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

Alumni Lindsay Bennett is a clinical pharmacist at Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center where she supports patients with substance abuse issues and psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia and mood disorders.

“Experiences with the mental health population in my co-op and early career as a pharmacist triggered my interest in mental health,” says Lindsay.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pharmacists Support: rural communities across Canada

Marc André at the Community Health center. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

Class of 2011 alumni Marc-André Gravel is the Executive Director of the Centre de santé communautaire de Kapuskasing et région, a Community Health Centre located in northern Ontario.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March is Pharmacist Awareness Month

Pharmacists: Doing more. For You. 42584 pharmacists in Canada, 7339 pharmacy technicians in Canada, 10572 pharmacies in Canada.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Pharmacy acts as rest stop for local fundraising walk for homelessness

Students in front of pharmacy building holding Coldest Night signs

On Saturday, February 25, the School of Pharmacy welcomed hundreds of cold and brave members of the community looking for a quick break and a cup of hot chocolate. The School was a rest stop for the Kitchener-Waterloo Coldest Night of the Year walk, organized by Ray of Hope Community Center.