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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Business-to-business health company pitch wins annual Pharmasave business competition

Many Canadians are busier than ever before: workplaces are fast-paced and digital communication makes it hard to relax and disconnect. With so much going on, it’s easy to neglect health, especially when doctor and specialist appointments involve long waits or time off work.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nanomedicine and drug delivery expert Emmanuel Ho joins Waterloo Pharmacy

I joined Waterloo because of the excellencet research infrastrucutre, well established programs & to be among top scientists.

The Waterloo School of Pharmacy is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Emmanuel Ho to the faculty.  Ho joins Waterloo Pharmacy from the University of Manitoba and has research experience in developing strategies for the imaging, treatment, and prevention of diseases.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy student becomes Minister of National Defense for a day

Munaza and Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan walking to parliament

Doctor of Pharmacy student Munaza Saleem (photo credit James MacDonald) was selected from an applicant pool of young women across Canada to step into the role of Minister of National Defense for a day.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy welcomed alumni from all cohorts back for Reunion 2017

Six Rx2016 students smiling holding a banner that says Reunion Welcome Back Alumni

As part of the University of Waterloo’s Reunion Weekend Sept 29-30, the School of Pharmacy hosted Friday night trivia and Saturday Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The events brought alumni from every cohort back to Kitchener to reconnect with senior students, staff, and faculty.

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Waterloo invention makes Dyson shortlist four years in a row

Keean Sarani and Shakir Lakhani

By Carol Truemner

Faculty of Engineering

Avro Life Science is one of only two Canadian projects to be shortlisted for the prestigious international James Dyson Awards competition.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pharmacy students collaborate to run health clinic in Peru

Sonya, Loran and Saptha sitting on rocks

For the third year in a row, Waterloo Pharmacy joined a Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA) excursion and sent pharmacy students on a healthcare mission in Peru.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fourth year pharmacy student experiences pharmacy practice on Manitoulin Island

Andrea on Manitoulin

Andrea Wong had never worked in a rural community before her six month clinical placement on Manitoulin Island. Her fourth year placement saw her working at community pharmacies, a hospital, and a family health team on the island.

Andrea hiking at the Bridal Veil Falls in Kagawong, a town on the Island.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts sixth annual golf invitational

Students and alumni at the golf tournament

Faculty, alumni and friends of the Waterloo Pharmacy community came together for a fun-filled day of golf in support of our Student Success Fund. This year’s event, held August 28,is part of an annual tradition which has raised close to $180,000 towards this cause.

Congratulations to the following:

Monday, August 28, 2017

Professor Colleen Maxwell appointed University of Waterloo Research Chair

Colleen Maxwell

In August, Waterloo Pharmacy’s Colleen Maxwell was appointed a University of Waterloo Research Chair. The position recognizes exceptional achievement in a particular field of knowledge. Professor Maxwell’s primary field is pharmcoepidemiology – the study of medication use and effects in human populations – and she is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in aging-related research.