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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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wettig lab develops novel compounds that can improve drug delivery

Samathan Shortall working in the lab

The Wettig lab group, led by Professor Shawn Wettig, focuses on design, synthesis, and characterization of compounds called surfactants. Surfactants (short for surface active agents) lower the interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid or air, and are added to products like medications, detergents, skin creams and more. Professor Wettig’s lab specializes in building new types of surfactants with the aim of improving how drugs are delivered into human bodies.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Co-op in Sudbury offers student hospital, community, and interprofessional experiences

Blake Houle and other pharmacy students

Rx2019 Blake Houle and the Rx2017 students on rotation in Sudbury - Matthew Filipovic, Jillian Belanger, Tayyaba Mawani and Monique Eisa.

Health Sciences North (HSN) is one of the largest hospitals in northern Ontario. For Blake Houle, a second year pharmacy student who’d never worked in a hospital before, a work term at HSN was an exciting prospect.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Professor Nardine Nakhla appointed clinical lecturer

'Pharmacists should strive to inform patient self-care decisions to ensure that they are optimal, effective, & safe' Dr. Nakhla

The School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that long-time adjunct clinical assistant professor Nardine Nakhla has been appointed to the role of clinical lecturer. The full-time faculty role will allow Professor Nakhla to expand both her teaching and her pharmacy practice research.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy faculty and staff win national community outreach award

Mary Stanley, Alana Rigby, Mike Beazely, Kelly Grindrod and Adrian Poon with the award plaque

Left to right: Mary Stanley, Alana Rigby, Michael Beazely, Kelly Grindrod, Adrian Poon

Thursday, July 27, 2017

City of Kitchener’s digital storytelling tour features School of Pharmacy as a stop

School of Pharmacy behind Made in Kitchener Stop 9 sign for Innovation District

The School of Pharmacy was pleased to partner with the City of Kitchener to support the Made in Kitchener walking tour. Made in Kitchener is a digital storytelling tour with stops around downtown Kitchener.