The first class in the School of Pharmacy at University of Waterloo officially graduated on Saturday, October 22. The School hosted a pre-convocation reception on Friday, October 21 that was attended by more than 200 graduates, family members, faculty, staff and supporters of the program. Hallman Director David Edwards welcomed everyone and introduced Carl Zehr, Mayor of Kitchener and Ken Seiling, Chair of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Terry McMahon, Dean of Science and George Dixon, Vice-President, Office of Research brought greetings from the University of Waterloo. The keynote speaker was Founding Hallman Director Jake Thiessen who offered a touching tribute to the Vanguards and read congratulations from David Johnson, Governor-General of Canada and former President of the University of Waterloo. The Vanguard students were presented with a beautiful hand-crafted glass mortar and pestle as a remembrance by Associate Director Nancy Waite. This class was a remarkable group of students who enriched the school with their enthusiasm for learning and paved the way for future generations of student pharmacists at Waterloo. Congratulations and best wishes to the Vanguard class!