News for School of Pharmacy

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Four Science instructors recognized for teaching excellence

Teaching the next generation of scientists is a job we take to heart. Our instructors are committed to improving the depth and effectiveness of student learning in the lab, field and classroom.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The importance of knowledge translation in health care

Tablets in a pill box.

In an age of misinformation, knowledge translation is an increasingly important way to communicate research to the audiences who need it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Velocity $5K winter 2023 semi-finalists announced

Velocity $5K semi-finals with 4 pictures of students from previous competitions

Two science-led companies will take the stage this week and pitch at Velocity’s $5K Winter 2023 semi-finals for their chance to advance to the finals later this month.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

New research links serious hypoglycaemic events in type-2 diabetes patients with dementia

An insulin pen with disposable needles.

Waterloo School of Pharmacy researchers have found that in patients with type-2 diabetes experiencing severe hypoglycaemic events, where blood glucose levels fall below normal to potentially dangerous levels leading to either a hospitalization or physician visit, is consistently linked with the development of dementia.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Pharmacists are Canada’s most accessible health-care professionals

Pharmacist helping an elderly woman

According to Statistics Canada, in 2019 roughly 1.3 million Ontarians reported that they did not have access to a family physician. Hospital emergency rooms are extremely busy, but a significant portion of avoidable ER visits can now be managed by pharmacists through the new expanded scope of practice for pharmacists, which gives them the ability to prescribe medications for 13 minor ailments.