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Monday, March 5, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy hockey team wins 10th Ontario Pharmacist Association Cup

Waterloo Pharmacy hockey team with their fans

On March 3 the Waterloo Pharmacy hockey team won the tenth annual Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) Cup. The OPA Cup is awarded to the winner of an annual hockey game that pits teams from Ontario’s two pharmacy schools against each other.

Monday, March 5, 2018

New weapons in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria

Two MSRA cells surrounded by solid lipid nanoparticles that have delivered a deadly biocide.

Two MSRA cells surrounded by solid lipid nanoparticles designed to target MSRA specifically. The particles are used to deliver a deadly biocide as part of a new therapy developed by Waterloo Professor Emmanuel Ho and colleagues at the University of Manitoba that can kill antibiotic resistant pathogens. Scientists have developed a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.

Scientists have developed a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pharmacy team volunteers in local initiatives for homeless and hungry in Kitchener

Coldest night walkers passing School of Pharmacy

Last weekend, students, staff, and faculty from the School of Pharmacy supported local service organization Ray of Hope in delivering two events.

On Friday February 23, the team brought 80 pounds of potatoes, 100 pounds of ham, 45 litres of ice cream, and more to Ray of Hope Community Centre. They peeled, sliced, and cooked to produce scalloped potatoes, ham, vegetables, and dessert. The meal fed approximately 220 needful people in Kitchener.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Anthropology class visits Waterloo Pharmacy to see science in action

Anthropology students touring pharmacy labs and using microscopes

Professor Götz Hoeppe wanted his fourth-year anthropology students to see science in action. To achieve this, he and the 15 students of the Anthropology of Science class visited Waterloo Pharmacy in February and toured the research labs. Research technician Dr.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Waterloo Pharmacy students learn, network, and compete at PDW 2018

Students holding signs celebrating University of Waterloo

Earlier this month, seven students from Waterloo attended Professional Development Week (PDW) 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta alongside 580 other pharmacy students. PDW is an annual conference hosted by a different Canadian pharmacy school each year. It brings students from across the country together to network, apply practical skills, and expand knowledge of current health care topics. This year was the 30th PDW, hosted by the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy.

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