News for Current students

Friday, February 26, 2021

Spreading awareness one Tuesday at a time

Top row: Randilynne Urslak, Pruntha Kanagasundaram, Melissa Abraham. Bottom row: Kajal Mehta, Andy Kwok, Hanein Madlol

Community Action Now members. Top row: Randilynne Urslak, Pruntha Kanagasundaram, Melissa Abraham. Bottom row: Kajal Mehta, Andy Kwok, Hanein Madlol

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Virtual welcome for class of Rx2024

Three class of 2024 students standing in front of a banner in their new white coats

The White Coat Ceremony is a staple of health care education programs across the country. New students are welcomed by practitioners of their chosen profession and are helped into white coats for the first time. This year, Waterloo Pharmacy’s white coat ceremony moved online, and the newest class of pharmacy students, Rx2024, was welcomed virtually.

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, December 4, 2020

A Toast to David Edwards, Hallman Director

Faces of attendees joining the virutal celebration of Dr. Dave Edwards career

Over 100 people from across Canada joined Waterloo Pharmacy to celebrate Dr. David Edwards nine years as Hallman Director. Attendees of the virtual event ranged from faculty, staff and colleagues at the University of Waterloo, to students, alumni and members of the pharmacy community from the east to west coast.

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