Waterloo Pharmacy bridging PharmD and MSc students graduate at spring convocation

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bridging and MSc graduates smiling and standing together

On June 13, 18 bridging students and one graduate student received their degrees at the University of Waterloo spring convocation. The School welcomed graduates and their friends and family for a pre-convocation celebration.

“Congratulations to all our students who convocate today,” said Hallman Director David Edwards. “You’ve worked so hard to complete these programs, balancing work and family commitments with school, and I know that success lies ahead for you all.”

Most of today’s graduates are from the PharmD bridging program which consists of five courses that focus on advanced clinical expertise. It is available to Waterloo BScPhm grads anywhere in North America, regardless of their geographic location or place of employment, and enables them to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD).

Many of the students who enrol in the bridging program are working full-time. To accommodate them, the program combines distance education, video-conferencing, and in-person workshops to educate and assess participants.

Heather Dekker (below, centre), a Masters of Science in Pharmacy student, also convocated today. Heather studied under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Blay, and her thesis was entitled “Characterising changes in adhesion and enzyme activity related to drug resistance in colon cancer cells.”

Heather Dekker and her family standing and smiling

Congratulations to all of our spring graduates! See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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