News archive - November 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy hosts public lecture on recreational marijuana

Noreen Jamal addressing public lecture audience

On November 23, Waterloo School of Pharmacy welcomed community members to Let’s Talk Pot, a public lecture on recreational marijuana.  The federal government has promised that marijuana will be legal by July 2018. In Ontario, the government has proposed that it will be available in 150 stores managed by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pharmacy Prof Feng Chang examines methadone maintenance treatment in rural southwestern Ontario

As opioid overdoses continue to rise in Ontario, so too does the number of Ontarians seeking services to manage opioid withdrawal. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is one such service: this treatment involves long-term prescribing of methadone, an opioid that replaces the drug the patient was originally dependent on. This safely controlled dose of methadone is then tapered. The goal is that the patient will eventually no longer require the treatment.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Practical theorist Christine Muschik joins Waterloo  

Christine Muschik.

Christine Muschik joins the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and as a faculty member in the Institute for Quantum Computing.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Science entrepreneurs to compete at 2017 Fall Velocity Fund Finals

Empty Velocity Fund Final stage with podium

Several science entrepreneurs will be competing for a chance to win funding and workspace at the Fall 2017 Velocity Fund Finals this Thursday.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Waterloo Chemistry’s flipped lab: a new model for hands-on learning

Jullie Goll.

Julie Goll admits traditional chemistry labs can fall short of preparing students to work independently in the lab.