News archive - January 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Professor Brett Barrett appointed clinical lecturer

By moving to the School fulltime, I can devote the majority of my energy to opportunities & take on more teaching - Brett Barret

Waterloo Pharmacy is pleased to announce that adjunct professor Brett Barrett has been appointed to clinical lecturer. This full-time faculty position enables Barrett to increase her teaching and her research in clinical practice and education.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pharmacy student Sean Chih completes military officer training on co-op

Sean standing outside the medical clinic in military attire

Sean Chih always wanted to be a soldier. The second year pharmacy student’s father was a member of Taiwan’s navy, and his grandfather served in the Chinese army. While other kids aspired to be actors or athletes, Sean grew up wanting to follow in his family’s military footsteps.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Pharmacists could help reduce smoking rates

Pharmacist breaking a cigarette in half

Enlisting the help of pharmacists could help in the quest to get people to quit smoking, according a white paper released by the University of Waterloo.

The paper details ways in which an increased role for pharmacists in the public health effort could help curb smoking rates and aim to reduce the estimated 45,000 annual deaths that occur in Canada from tobacco use.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Rx2022 welcomed at white coat ceremony

Class of 2022 in their white coats giving thumbs up

What does a white coat truly symbolize? Speakers explore this question at the annual event.

On January 10, Waterloo Pharmacy held its eleventh white coat ceremony to welcome Rx2022, the newest cohort of pharmacy students. White coat ceremonies are traditional events that first began in the 1980s, but what does the white coat truly represent? The event’s speakers had some thoughts:

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visits

Incorporating pharmacists with an expanded scope into the community or hospital emergency departments (ED) could significantly reduce ED crowdedness, according to a new study.

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