News archive - March 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pharmacists Support: research that improves healthcare

Anthony Amadio smiling. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

Anthony Amadio is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Kelowna General Hospital in British Columbia where he specializes in critical care, conducts research, and teaches.

Balancing his work as a researcher and a hospital pharmacist is no easy feat, but the results of his efforts examining clinical trials and critically appraising studies are instructive.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Catching up with AVRO Life Science after their Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Final $25K win

Keean Sarani, Jiwoo Jang and Shak Lakhani holding their winning cheque.

Last December, Velocity hosted the Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Finals (VFF), a pitch competition that awards $125,000 each term to help startups build their business.

We caught up with one of the $25K winners, AVRO Life Science, for a post-VFF update. Watch their winning pitch.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Faculty of Science wins third University 3MT title

Emmanuel Alabi

The Faculty of Science continues its winning streak at the University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition yesterday. Emmanuel Alabi, a doctoral candidate from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, not only took home $1,000 for winning the University level competition but also captivated many hearts to earn the People’s Choice award.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Catching up with Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Final $25K winner Curiato

Curiato founders holding their cheque

This past December, Velocity hosted the Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Finals (VFF), a pitch competition that awards $125,000 each term to help startups build their business.

We caught up with one of the $25K winners, Curiato, for a post-VFF update. Watch their pitch. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Catching up with Penta Medical, a Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Final $25K Winner

Penta Medical founders holding their cheque

This past December, Velocity hosted the Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Finals (VFF), a pitch competition that awards $125,000 each term to help startups build their business.

We caught up with one of the $25K winners, Penta Medical, for a post-VFF update. Penta Medical won a top prize of $25K, and an additional hardware prize of $10K. Watch their pitch.