News archive - April 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Alumnus Kaitlin Bynkoski recieves 2018 Pharmacy Alumni Achievement Award

Kaitlin Bynkoski

Kaitlin Bynkoski (BScPhm ’13, PharmD ’17) graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in 2013, receiving the honour of the Ontario Pharmacists Association Student of the Year Award. In 2017, she earned her PharmD from Waterloo Pharmacy through the PharmD bridging program.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Maria Anton receives Remedy’sRx Legacy Award in recognition of extracurricular and volunteering excellence

Members of the legacy group pose with award winner Maria Anton who is holding her award plaque

In April 2019, the second Remedy’sRx Legacy award was presented to Maria Anton, a first year pharmacy student.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Waterloo School of Pharmacy welcomes proposed expansion of pharmacist scope to include common ailment prescribing

Pharmacist talking to patient and handing over paper

Photo credit: Direct Relief

In its recently announced budget, the provincial government proposed expanding pharmacist scope to allow pharmacists to prescribe for common ailments.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pharmacist consultations can boost vaccine rates, study finds

smiling pharmacist talking to patient

Giving pharmacists an incentive to talk with their patients about vaccines could prevent thousands of influenza cases each year.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that, in Ontario, Canada, introducing a $15 consultation fee for pharmacists who consult patients over 65-years-old and over could prevent approximately 2,400 influenza cases, which result in three deaths, per year.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Graduate student Heidi Fernandes receives prestigious teaching award

Heidi receiving her award

Heidi Fernandes, a Masters student in the School of Pharmacy, has received the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student.  This prestigious award is open to all students who teach at the University of Waterloo, and only four are awarded each year.

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