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Friday, May 3, 2019

Outstanding graduate students and faculty member recognized at annual awards ceremony

graduate students and supervisors holding award plaques and smiling

Since 2013, the Waterloo School of Pharmacy has recognized the excellence of MSc and PhD students with the Pharmacy Annual Graduate Awards. This year’s award’s ceremony recognized student achievements from spring of 2018 to winter of 2019.

Topics in Drug Development – Rand Hussein

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Waterloo School of Pharmacy welcomes proposed expansion of pharmacist scope to include common ailment prescribing

Pharmacist talking to patient and handing over paper

Photo credit: Direct Relief

In its recently announced budget, the provincial government proposed expanding pharmacist scope to allow pharmacists to prescribe for common ailments.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Pharmacist consultations can boost vaccine rates, study finds

smiling pharmacist talking to patient

Giving pharmacists an incentive to talk with their patients about vaccines could prevent thousands of influenza cases each year.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that, in Ontario, Canada, introducing a $15 consultation fee for pharmacists who consult patients over 65-years-old and over could prevent approximately 2,400 influenza cases, which result in three deaths, per year.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Graduate student Heidi Fernandes receives prestigious teaching award

Heidi receiving her award

Heidi Fernandes, a Masters student in the School of Pharmacy, has received the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student.  This prestigious award is open to all students who teach at the University of Waterloo, and only four are awarded each year.

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