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Monday, October 23, 2017

Science welcomes newest class of alumni at 115th Convocation Ceremony

Table of cupcakes in shape of flask for Science and person with barbell for AHS.

Last week, the Faculty of Science welcomed its newest class of alumni at the 115th Convocation ceremony, which included 314 undergraduate, 62 master's, 22 doctoral, 1 Doctor of Optometry and 128 Doctor of Pharmacy students.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Business-to-business health company pitch wins annual Pharmasave business competition

Left to right: Rui Su, Ali Syed, Israa Ali, Paula Wang and Rida Bukhari

Many Canadians are busier than ever before: workplaces are fast-paced and digital communication makes it hard to relax and disconnect. With so much going on, it’s easy to neglect health, especially when doctor and specialist appointments involve long waits or time off work.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waterloo Pharmacy student becomes Minister of National Defense for International Day of the Girl

Girls Belong Here participants in discussion while sitting at a table.

Doctor of Pharmacy student Munaza Saleem had been selected from an applicant pool of young women across Canada to step into the role of Minister of National Defense for a day. Saleem is part of the Canadian #GirlsBelongHere initiative and one of 17 youth who are paired with government leaders, CEOs, and executives to illustrate every girl’s right to belong in influential roles.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pharmacy students collaborate to run health clinic in Peru

Sonya, Loran and Saptha sitting on rocks

For the third year in a row, Waterloo Pharmacy joined a Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA) excursion and sent pharmacy students on a healthcare mission in Peru. Sonya Dhanjal, Loran Ellero-Dionne, and Saptha Navaratnam travelled to South America this summer to support four healthcare clinics in different parts of Lima.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Wettig lab develops novel compounds that can improve drug delivery

Samathan Shortall working in the lab

The Wettig lab group, led by Professor Shawn Wettig, focuses on design, synthesis, and characterization of compounds called surfactants. Surfactants (short for surface active agents) lower the interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid or air, and are added to products like medications, detergents, skin creams and more. Professor Wettig’s lab specializes in building new types of surfactants with the aim of improving how drugs are delivered into human bodies.