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Monday, January 11, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Busting common myths about mRNA vaccines

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have fueled both hope and falsehood. Here, Professor Kelly Grindrod debunks the most common myths she and her colleagues have heard about the new COVID-19 protection.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Pfizer and Moderna vaccine FAQs

Vials of the COVID-19 vaccine lined up in a row

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being administered across Canada to priority groups.

We spoke to pharmacist and drug expert Professor Kelly Grindrod to answer some commonly asked questions about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Monday, January 4, 2021

New Hallman Director begins term at Waterloo School of Pharmacy

Andrea Edginton

This month, Andrea Edginton (BSc and PhD, University of Guelph) begins her term as Hallman Director of the School of Pharmacy

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Restoring wetlands near farms would dramatically reduce water pollution

Targeted wetland restoration in heavily farmed areas would dramatically reduce the amount of nitrogen polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas, a new study finds.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) examined detailed data on wetland locations and nitrogen loads from fertilizer on farm fields throughout the United States.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Delivering medications by drones

One person holding a large drone with two other people watching

COVID-19 has changed the daily workflow of community pharmacies.

As essential services, pharmacies remained open when many other health-care facilities closed or shifted online, creating a surge in demand that overwhelmed many practices, especially in the area of medication delivery.