News archive - April 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

New Hallman Director named for School of Pharmacy

"We have built the most innovative pharmacy school in Canada while maintaining a collaborative environment." - Andrea Edgintona

Andrea Edginton (BSc and PhD, University of Guelph) has been named the next Hallman Director of the School of Pharmacy.  Professor Edginton is a globally recognized leader in physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling and simulation, specializing in dose-exposure extrapolation to special populations. 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Pharmacy professor Nardine Nakhla recognized with Excellence in Science Teaching Award

“Prof. Nakhla ensures that our students are fully prepared to enter practice & works tirelessly to do so." Dave Edwards

Since 2009, Professor Nardine Nakhla has inspired students as a key member of the School of Pharmacy’s professional practice team, providing experienced-based lectures and lessons in clinical pharmacy. The Excellence in Science Teaching Award recognizes her exceptional educational delivery, innovative methodology and enthusiasm for teaching.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Waterloo student earns first digitally-defended PhD at School of Pharmacy

Lokesh in the lab preparing a piece of research equipment

Lokesh Narsineni is the first graduate student to defend his PhD after the School of Pharmacy switched to online delivery

It was mid-March when Narsineni first heard that the University of Waterloo was transitioning courses online to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thank you to our volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’d like to applaud our students, alumni, partners, faculty and staff who support our School and community in so many ways! We’re thrilled to be volunteers ourselves, and we also rely on volunteers to support us throughout the year. From student leaders and ambassadors helping us run events, to alumni who support students in many roles, to preceptors mentoring students across Ontario, we simply could not do it without you. From the bottom of our hearts – thank you

Thursday, April 16, 2020

University of Waterloo researchers developing DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine

Roderick Slavcev in a lab coat standing in lab

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a DNA-based vaccine that can be delivered through a nasal spray.

The vaccine will work by using engineered bacteriophage, a process that will allow the vaccine to stimulate an immune response in the nasal cavity and target tissues in the lower respiratory tract.

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