News archive - July 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

COVID-19 across the pond: Alumnus Fatimah Jaffer talks being a hospital pharmacist in England during the pandemic

Fatimah standing next to a painted tree mural with butterflies on it

Fatimah Jaffer (Rx2015) vividly remembers a conversation with coworkers back in February. They were discussing one of the first COVID-19 patients admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, North London, England.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Celebrating graduate student awards and accomplishments with online ceremony

PHarmacy Graduate Studies and Research Celebration over fireworks

Since 2013, Waterloo Pharmacy has recognized the excellence of our Master’s and Doctoral students at our annual Graduate Awards ceremony. Due to COVID-19, these celebrations took place online for the first time.

“The accomplishments of our graduate students are many and varied, and we were excited and proud to gather digitally to extend our congratulations to our award winners, grant recipients and recent graduates,” says David Edwards, Hallman Director.

Here are 2020’s Graduate Award recipients:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Preceptors make pharmacy student rotations possible

Carolyn Lawrence and Steven Bond wearing masks in the pharmacy

Carloyn Lawrence, Rx2020, standing with Steve Bond, preceptor, in a pharmacy

Friday, July 10, 2020

UW alumnus and pharmacist shares COVID-19 insights

Abhay Patel in PPE inside his pharmacy

Abhay Patel employs Waterloo Pharmacy alumni and students at his five stores in Waterloo Region

Abhay Patel’s road to community pharmacy practice was decidedly unconventional.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Alumni discuss working at Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital during COVID-19

Danielle and Carly in the hospital wearing masks

Danielle Paes (left) and Carly Diamond (right) are pharmacists at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto

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