News for Current students

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Pharmacy professor, alumnus and student recognized with Ontario Pharmacists Association Awards

Prof. Nardine Nakhla, Nastaran Keshmiri and George Daskalakis  smiling

Left to right: Prof. Nardine Nakhla, Nastaran Keshmiri and George Daskalakis

In early June, the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) held their annual conference which included an award ceremony. Three winners were associated with Waterloo Pharmacy.

Bowl of Hygeia Award 2020: Nardine Nakhla

Friday, May 21, 2021

Pharmacy professor Brett Barrett receives 2021 Excellence in Pharmacy Teaching Award

Excellence in Pharmacy Teaching Award 2021 Brett Barrett and prof Barret's smiling face

To be a professor during the pandemic has been challenging. Adapting content to online learning spaces demands time, dedication, and creative exploration of new ways to keep online learners engaged. This year’s recipient of the Excellence in Pharmacy Teaching Award demonstrates this commitment to learners.

Friday, May 14, 2021

HackRx - a big success: attendees share experiences at first pharmacy-tech hackathon

Smiling faces of participants in HackRx on a online call

In April, 150 students from across North America and beyond logged on for HackRx, a three-day hackathon organized by about fifteen University of Waterloo and University of Toronto pharmacy students.

Monday, May 3, 2021

One year of COVID-19 in England: Alum Fatimah Jaffer shares experiences

Fatimah wearing a mask in the hospital

“We all have dark days,” says Fatimah Jaffer, an Rx2015 graduate who has worked as a hospital pharmacist in London since 2019. “A particularly difficult conversation with a patient's family, the news that one of your patients passed after a long struggle, or a hectic day on the wards is enough to leave you feeling defeated.”

Monday, April 26, 2021

Pharmacy Meets Policy: Meeting the Prime Minister of Canada as a CPhA Co-op Student

A Zoom call with pharmacist and government participants

By Randilynne Urslak

Randilynne (third row down, furthest left) on a Zoom call with pharmacists across Canada, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister

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