THIS SITE

Information for

You are here

News

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts public lecture on recreational marijuana

Noreen Jamal addressing public lecture audience

On November 23, Waterloo Pharmacy welcomed community members to Let’s Talk Pot, a public lecture on recreational marijuana.  The federal government has promised that marijuana will be legal by July 2018. In Ontario, the government has proposed that it will be available in 150 stores managed by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Prof Feng Chang examines methadone maintenance treatment in rural southwestern Ontario

As opioid overdoses continue to rise in Ontario, so too does the number of Ontarians seeking services to manage opioid withdrawal. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is one such service: this treatment involves long-term prescribing of methadone, an opioid that replaces the drug the patient was originally dependent on. This safely controlled dose of methadone is then tapered. The goal is that the patient will eventually no longer require the treatment.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Professor Marianna Foldvari receives provincial and international honours for nanomedicine research

Professor Foldvari and her students

On November 10, Professor Marianna Foldvari received an award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievements in Nanoscience from Nano Ontario, an organization that represents Ontario’s nanotechnology community. She then travelled to San Diego to be appointed a Fellow of the prestigious American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS). These honours recognize Foldvari’s accomplishments in pharmaceutical sciences and nanomedicine research. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pharmacy competitions test students in compounding, interviewing, counselling and writing

A group of students in the compounding lab

Participants in the compounding competition, competition judges and event organizers gather in the Flex Lab.

Monday, November 13, 2017

5 Facts You Need to Know about Pharmacist-administered Immunizations

Two students completing immunization training. One student administering a needle to another.

Since December 2016, Ontario pharmacists have been able to administer vaccines for 13 vaccine-preventable diseases in addition to influenza. Most of these are vaccinations related to travel. With flu season well underway, pharmacies are accessible locations for flu shots.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Pharmacist and epidemiologist JM Gamble joins Waterloo Pharmacy

"I am thrilled to join Waterloo Pharmacy and contribute to leading edge programs for training the next generation of scientists"

The Waterloo School of Pharmacy is pleased to welcome Associate Clinical Professor J.M. Gamble to the faculty. Gamble joins Waterloo Pharmacy from Memorial University in Newfoundland.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy students graduate at University of Waterloo’s 115th convocation

Rx2017 in their convocation robes

On October 20, 115 pharmacy students, 5 graduate students and 13 PharmD bridging students convocated from the University of Waterloo. The beautiful fall day was full of smiles and laughter as friends and family came together at a reception at the School of Pharmacy to celebrate new graduates.

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.

  1. 2017 (68)
    1. November (6)
    2. October (5)
    3. September (4)
    4. August (5)
    5. July (5)
    6. June (8)
    7. May (5)
    8. April (8)
    9. March (10)
    10. February (5)
    11. January (7)
  2. 2016 (61)
    1. December (3)
    2. November (6)
    3. October (3)
    4. September (4)
    5. August (4)
    6. July (4)
    7. June (6)
    8. May (5)
    9. April (5)
    10. March (15)
    11. February (3)
    12. January (3)
  3. 2015 (25)
    1. December (1)
    2. November (6)
    3. October (3)
    4. September (1)
    5. August (1)
    6. July (2)
    7. June (4)
    8. May (2)
    9. April (2)
    10. March (2)
    11. January (1)
  4. 2014 (19)
  5. 2013 (21)
  6. 2012 (11)
  7. 2011 (6)
  8. 2010 (2)
  9. 2009 (4)