News archive - January 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

Waterloo Pharmacy completes Accessibility Certification by Rick Hansen Foundation

School of Pharmacy building with light rail trains in front of it

In Beyond Expectations, Waterloo Pharmacy’s strategic plan, the Pharmacy team identified a goal of “maintaining an environment and culture that empowers faculty, staff, and students to reach their potential and enables the achievement of the mission and vision of the School.”

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Taking a moment to check-in: Pharmacy team delivers assignment to help students manage burnout

As alumni, I know firsthand the effects of stress. I felt it was vital to design an assignment on burnout - Heidi Fernandes

Professional burnout is a serious risk in health-care. This fact is on full display during a global pandemic that has raged for nearly a year. Health-care providers’ (HCP) daily work demands great care, constant engagement with others and meticulous problem-solving. When HCP burnout occurs, patient health or satisfaction often suffers.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Undergraduate Affairs team goes paperless

Kaitlin wearing a mask and standing next to a printer

When COVID-19 struck, Waterloo Pharmacy’s Undergraduate Affairs team dramatically shifted how they offer admissions interviews. The interviews, typically conducted in person with hundreds of interviewers and prospective students, were moved entirely online.

The transition was a success in many ways and brought with it lessons the team will take forward in future years. But one unexpected silver lining stood out.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Busting common myths about mRNA vaccines

mRNA vaccine is like a wanted poster that tells your body how to recognized COVID-19. It can't and won't change your DNA

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have fueled both hope and falsehood. Here, Professor Kelly Grindrod debunks the most common myths she and her colleagues have heard about the new COVID-19 protection.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Shawn Wettig named new Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Professor Shawn Wettig, begins his two-year tenure as the Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affair Feb 1

On February 1, 2021, Professor Shawn Wettig will begin his two-year tenure as the Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

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