Congratulations to the team of Alia Thawer, Calvin Poon, Catherine Prochazka, Vanessa Raco and Mihir Patel who are this year’s winners of the PharmaSave Industrial Case Competition. The title of their proposal was “University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy Clinical Capstone Program: A self-sustaining business model“. The quality of the submissions this year was excellent making it very difficult for the judges to come up with a winner. Congratulations also to the team of Mitchell Peart, Kaitlin Poredos, Jennifer Seguin, William Shannon, and Cindy Yuen and to the team of Laura Ezeife, Kristina Ahrens, Meagan Shippey, Caitlin Jones, and Andrea Staruch who finished close behind the winners.
Innovation and entrepreneurship in pharmacy are critical if we are to meet the health care needs of Canadians in the 21st century. Based on the ideas proposed in this competition, I am confident that University of Waterloo pharmacy students and alumni will be leading the way in finding new ways to deliver high-quality, cost-effective pharmaceutical care to patients. The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy salutes the winners as well as the other students who participated.
Thanks to PharmaSave for making this competition possible through their generous sponsorship. We also thank the judges for giving up their time to help out and Professor Roderick Slavcev for organizing the competition.
The final deadline for new venture proposals will be 11:59 pm October 22, 2011. Please forward a pdf of your final SPEC proposal to Dr. R. Slavcev at email@example.com