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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Michelle Liang’s PillMatch proposes using machine learning to make pill identification more efficient

Michelle Liang in a labcoat smiling and a graphical rendering if the PillMatch interface on a tablet

Michelle’s business concept is the recipient of the 2021 Pharmasave Business Case Competition award.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Students integral part of team at Health Sciences Campus clinic

Students in different roles wearing PPE while workign at clinic

Teamwork – that’s the secret to running a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Ask anyone who volunteered and worked at the Health Sciences Campus COVID-19 vaccine, the downtown Kitchener clinic run by the Centre for Family Medicine and hosted in the School of Pharmacy. The clinic, which operated from March 15 to August 13, 2021, ran on a legion of staff and volunteers from all walks of life, and their positivity and hard work led to many describing the location as “the happiest place on earth.”

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Running a vaccine clinic? There’s an app for that

Ryan wearing PPE in a hallway with a tablet

Ryan Tennant is interested in bridging health care and engineering. From co-op terms and research projects at Sunnybrook and Sick Kids hospitals to developing a medical device at a company in Switzerland, he’s always looking to use his biomedical engineering education to improve the world around him. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah is inaugural winner of new award funded by Rexall

Rexall Pharmacy Group Community Involvement Award Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah

The Rexall Pharmacy Group Community Involvement Award was established to support Black and Indigenous students who demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities. Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah is the first recipient of it.

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.”

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