Last week, the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) ran its annual conference for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians throughout the province. Waterloo Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, alumni participated in a variety of ways at the conference.
Waterloo Pharmacy alumnus Allison Tario received the New Practitioner Award at the Canadian Pharmacists Conference this weekend. Tario graduated in 2014 and is the first Waterloo Pharmacy alumni to receive this prestigious national award, bestowed by the Canadian Pharmacists Association.
PhD candidate Alanna McEneny-King received a 2017 doctoral Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The $105,000 grant supports McEneny-King’s research developing mathematical models to improve dosing of people with hemophilia.
On May 16, Waterloo Pharmacy hosted a public lecture on Ramadan and health, inviting those who celebrate Ramadan and those who provide healthcare services to learn how the religious celebration can impact health. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins at the end of May this year. Approximately 4% of people in Waterloo Region are Muslims and most of them will observe Ramadan at this time.
The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy is delighted to announce a partnership with Apotex that will help shape the future of pharmaceutical research here at Waterloo. Apotex has been involved with the University since it hired its first co-op students in 1984. To date, the company has hired more than 700 co-op students and over 120 Waterloo graduates from a variety of faculties. Apotex has also helped support a number of student-related initiatives here at the School of Pharmacy.