News for Current students

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Experimenting with new tools for online learning

Caitlin Carter in her work from home office

Caitlin Carter, Liaison Librarian, describes software used to deliver interactive lessons for first-year pharmacy course

“I felt recording videos of myself performing searches on the library website and in the various research databases would be unengaging for students,” Caitlin Carter says.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Rotation Reflections from Hamilton and GTA regions

Lauren and coworkers at the hospital

Senior pharmacy students are supporting Ontario’s health-care system in the fight against COVID-19. These students are completing their rotations, a requirement for senior pharmacy students where they are placed in health-care sites across the province for six months.

Here are some of their stories:

Lauren Tailor in Hamilton Region

“I completed block three at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario in the General Pediatric ward under the preceptorship of Nicole Clarke and Sara Yousaf.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Alumnus digital platform expands pharmacy care

Purya Sarmad, Rui Su, and Nicholas Hui

MedMe Health co-founders Purya Sarmadi, Rui Su and Nicholas Hui

Rui Su is used to rejection. The Rx2018 pharmacy grad has worn many hats over the years, but the one that suits her best is trailblazer. Su is an entrepreneur committed to improving Canada’s health-care system. On this journey, she’s learned that rejection is part of the process.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Celebrating graduate student awards and accomplishments with online ceremony

PHarmacy Graduate Studies and Research Celebration over fireworks

Since 2013, Waterloo Pharmacy has recognized the excellence of our Master’s and Doctoral students at our annual Graduate Awards ceremony. Due to COVID-19, these celebrations took place online for the first time.

“The accomplishments of our graduate students are many and varied, and we were excited and proud to gather digitally to extend our congratulations to our award winners, grant recipients and recent graduates,” says David Edwards, Hallman Director.

Here are 2020’s Graduate Award recipients:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Working the COVID front lines as a student

Students working at Grand River Hospital. Left to right: Lauren Thompson (Oncology), Melissa Garellek (Emergency Department), an

Students working at Grand River Hospital. Left to right: Lauren Thompson (Oncology), Melissa Garellek (Emergency Department), and Maria Anton (In-Patient Psychiatry) and Olivia McPherson (Intensive Care Unit)

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