News archive - March 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pharmacists Support: people struggling with drug addiction

Greg Becotte smiling. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

“At work, I have been spat on, splattered with hot coffee, had death threats, and called every horrible insult you can think of. In my line of work, I cannot take these things personally. My patients lead a hard life, and on the street that is how things are dealt with.”

Monday, March 20, 2017

Three startup lessons learned while building Suncayr

Andrew Martinko, Chad Sweeting and Derek Jouppi


Suncayr co-founders Andrew Martinko, Chad Sweeting, and Derek Jouppi.

Suncayr is on a mission to help people safely enjoy time in the sun. Their SPOT sticker indicators change colour with UV light, letting you know when your sunscreen is no longer protecting you, so you know when to re-apply. Suncayr co-founders Andrew Martinko, Chad Sweeting and Derek Jouppi want to share what they’ve learned along the way.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Prof. Marcel Nooijen wins Tom Ziegler Award for contributions to theoretical chemistry

Marcel Nooijen

Marcel Nooijen, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, won the 2017 Tom Ziegler Award.

Awarded by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Tom Ziegler Award is given to a chemist who has made a distinguished contribution to computational or theoretical chemistry while working in Canada.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pharmacists Support: family business

Angela Puim smiling. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

Owning your own pharmacy is a hefty responsibility, but for Angela the hard work and long hours are both familiar and rewarding. Angela and her sister Gina grew up in and out of Preston Medical Pharmacy in Cambridge.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pharmacists Support: patients with cancer

Michael Collins at Grand River Hospital. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

“Cancer is a scary diagnosis,” says alumnus Michael Collins. “Not only do oncology pharmacists require complex therapeutic knowledge, we also require the soft skills needed to empathize in such a difficult part of a cancer patient’s life.”

Michael, a graduate of School of Pharmacy’s first class, knew he wanted to work in a hospital before he’d even begun pharmacy school.