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Friday, December 9, 2016

Student-run clinic proposal wins annual Pharmasave Business Competition

Denise Keller, Vivian Bui, Sarah Blythe and Brittney Marshall

Left to right: Denise Keller, Vivian Bui, Sarah Blythe and Brittney Marshall

Though pharmacists in Ontario can provide more clinical services than ever before, many retail pharmacies can be too busy to offer one-on-one testing and medication review for all their patients.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ontario expanding the number of vaccines available at pharmacies

On December 1, Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care Eric Hoskins announced that pharmacists will be able to administer vaccines to protect against 13 preventable diseases. Examples include Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, rabies, Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Educating healthcare students about transgender patients

Two students working at laptop together

Health-care students across Ontario will be able to learn how to deliver high-quality care to their transgender patients with a free online educational program developed by the McMaster University’s School of Medicine and University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Naloxone teaching tools developed to support healthcare providers and opioid users

Naloxone kit contents

In 2015, an estimated 2000 Canadians died from opioid overdoses. More are expected in 2016. It’s undeniable that Canada is in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis.

It’s National Addictions Awareness Week in Canada and the Dr. Kelly Grindrod at the School of Pharmacy is spreading the word about the opioid addiction and the role pharmacists can play in helping to save lives.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts public lecture on opioid crisis

Mike responding to questions

On November 10, the School of Pharmacy opened its doors to Waterloo Region welcoming over 100 audience members to the School’s annual Public Lecture.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Learn how to administer naloxone in less than 2 minutes


See the French version of the video here.

In an on-going effort to stem the epidemic of opioid overdose-related deaths, the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), have produced a one-minute video which educates patients, their friends and family on the steps for giving a life-saving naloxone injection.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Did YOU get it? Waterloo Pharmacy faculty share research on impact of pharmacists and the flu shot

As flu season continues the question is - did you get it?  Dr. Waite, Dr. Houle and her team hope the answer is “yes, I got the flu vaccine!”  Here’s why:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ontario College of Pharmacists funds innovative pharmacy teaching tool

The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) have committed $400,000 in support of the School of Pharmacy’s Pharmacy5in5 online education tool. Developed by Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Pharmacy5in5 is an interactive, online teaching tool that houses self-assessment quizzes and other educational resources.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pharmacy class of 2016 graduates

Class of 2016 smiling and wearing graduation gowns

On Friday October 21, 118 pharmacy students convocated from the University of Waterloo. After four years of rigorous courses, three co-op work terms, and six months of clinical rotation in their final year, the class of 2016 finally earned their PharmD.

Valedictorian Sumaira Hasan summarized the spirit of the 2016 graduates’ best in her closing remarks to her classmates:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts first ever Pharmacy Wellness Week

Students completing a puzzle

Origami, therapy dogs, de-stressing workshops, and yoga outside: Wellness Week at the School of Pharmacy ran from Oct 17-20 and saw students and staff engaging in all sorts of fun and relaxing activities.