News archive - June 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

New study charts Canada’s 20-year journey towards opioid crisis

hand holding pills

A new study looking at national opioid mortality, hospitalization and emergency department visits in Canada has found a nearly six-fold increase in opioid-related deaths between 2000 and 2017.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Vaccine hesitancy among the Black community

a man rolling up his sleeve and showing a vaccination band-aid

Despite groups designated as visible minorities being at an increased risk of infection and mortality from COVID-19, higher vaccine hesitancy persists among Black Canadians when compared to the general public.

Some of the reasons put forward by members of the Black community as to why they’re hesitant to be vaccinated are lack of confidence in the safety of the vaccine and concerns about its risks and side effects.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Celebrating graduate program achievements at annual award ceremony

Photos of awrd winners: Lilian Toma,  Chiying Feng, Yannick Traore, Jiahao Huang, Sam Dubinsky and J.M. Gamble

Top row, left to right: Lilian Toma,  Chuying Feng, Yannick Traore. Bottom row, left to right: Jiahao Huang, Sam Dubinsky and J.M. Gamble

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Pharmacy student explores health-tech role with co-op term

Kevin Choi in a lab coat

Technology plays many roles in health-care delivery. Through the co-op program, Waterloo Pharmacy students explore these roles.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Spring convocation celebrates new PhD, MSc and Bridging PharmD graduates

Shawn and Emmanuel wearing convocation regalia

At tomorrow’s virtual ceremony, Waterloo Pharmacy will welcome new alumni from the PhD and MSc graduate programs and the PharmD bridging program.

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