News archive - August 2020

Friday, August 28, 2020

Rotation Reflections from Hamilton and GTA regions

Lauren and coworkers at the hospital

Senior pharmacy students are supporting Ontario’s health-care system in the fight against COVID-19. These students are completing their rotations, a requirement for senior pharmacy students where they are placed in health-care sites across the province for six months.

Here are some of their stories:

Lauren Tailor in Hamilton Region

“I completed block three at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario in the General Pediatric ward under the preceptorship of Nicole Clarke and Sara Yousaf.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Alumnus digital platform expands pharmacy care

Purya Sarmad, Rui Su, and Nicholas Hui

MedMe Health co-founders Purya Sarmadi, Rui Su and Nicholas Hui

Rui Su is used to rejection. The Rx2018 pharmacy grad has worn many hats over the years, but the one that suits her best is trailblazer. Su is an entrepreneur committed to improving Canada’s health-care system. On this journey, she’s learned that rejection is part of the process.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Researchers develop new method to reduce HIV transmission

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a new method to decrease the likelihood of contracting HIV.

Professor Emmanuel Ho of the School of Pharmacy has developed a gel that contains nanoparticles that can be applied directly to the vaginal tract, where HIV is contracted in women.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Rotation Reflections from Kingston-Belleville, Barrie-Huntsville and London regions

Meghan and her preceptor in the pharmacy

Senior pharmacy students are supporting Ontario’s health-care system in the fight against COVID-19. These students are completing their rotations, a requirement for senior pharmacy students where they are placed in health-care sites across the province for six months.

Here are some of their stories:

Meghan Coon in Kingston-Belleville region

“My block 3 rotation has taken place at Bayridge Shopper’s Drug Mart, a high-volume pharmacy in Kingston, where my preceptor is Kaitlyn McCullough (a Waterloo Pharmacy alumni) and the associate is Scott Ford.”

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Using active learning tools throughout online lectures

JM working from home running online assessments

Six professors at the School of Pharmacy recently received funding through the Dean’s Undergraduate Teaching Initiative (DUTI) to introduce educational innovations into their courses. Though the transition to online learning necessitated by COVID-19 disrupted some of these plans, instructors at the School have quickly adapted their activities to an online environment.

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