News archive - March 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A pharmacist perspective: School of Pharmacy staff member supports local vaccination efforts

Ken Manson and Nancy Grindrod wearing PPE and working at the vaccine clinic

Ken Manson and Professor Nancy Waite at work at the new COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Lessons in Indigenous history and health

Celine outside the hospital in Moose Factory

On the southern tip of James Bay, on an island in the middle of a river sits Moose Factory. Largely inhabited by people of the Moose Cree First Nation, Moose Factory sits in the Moose River, across from the mainland community of Moosonee. The area is over 850 kilometers north of Toronto although there are no roads that take a traveler this far north, except in the winter when the lakes freeze over.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Cancer care pharmacy provides friendly face and robust care through pandemic

Four staff members of Extend in the pharmacy wearing masks

In November 2019, Jason Wentzell, a regional clinical coordinator for Waterloo Pharmacy, opened Extend Pharmacy. This specialty pharmacy is dedicated to serving cancer patients and caregivers. Four months later, COVID-19 hit Canada.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Over 1,000 health-care students log on for virtual interprofessional education event

students on digital breakout room call in Zoom

Each March, University of Waterloo health-care students travel to London for Interprofessional Education Day, an event that brings students together to learn with, from and about each other. The goal is to prepare health-care providers for truly collaborative practice across professions.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

1,000 flu shots and counting: Pharmacy student reflects on being a vaccinator

Michelle Liang and a patient, both wearing masks, after giving a flu injection

When pharmacy student Michelle Liang started her first work term at a Costco pharmacy in January 2020, she hadn’t been trained to administer vaccinations. Today, she has given over 1,000 influenza vaccine injections in the 2020 flu season.

 

Michelle after giving an injection to pharmacy alumnus Kris Mendoza

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