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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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

School of Pharmacy takes interviews online for the first time in program’s history

Two photos of Becky Ewan, one in her office labelled 'Admissions 2019' and one at her work from home computer, "Admissions 2020'

Over 200 pharmacy candidates have now completed virtual interviews. Pictured above is Becky Ewan preparing for admissions in 2019 compared to her 2020 preparations.

“Tell us something you are passionate about.”

Friday, June 5, 2020

Addressing Racism: We can make a difference

A message from David Edwards, Hallman Director, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy

The events of the past several days in the United States have compelled us to confront the issue of systemic racism in Canada as well.  Racism exists in many forms and has many negative consequences including effects on health and health care delivery. We know that we have much work to do as a society, as a university and as a School of Pharmacy dedicated to the training of health care professionals and health researchers. In January 2020, the School approved a new strategic plan in which we committed to several important initiatives including:

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