News for School of Pharmacy

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Pfizer vs. Moderna and how vaccinating against COVID-19 will work

Kelly Grindrod

Pfizer and Moderna announced in recent days that they have vaccine candidates that are over 90 per cent effective in preventing the COVID-19 virus.

We talk to Professor Kelly Grindrod, Canada’s Pharmacist of the Year and an expert in vaccines, to unpack which vaccine will work, the logistics of distributing them, and how long it will take for Canada and the world to go back to “normal.”

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Meet Science's 2020 Valedictorian, Megan Thomas

Megan Thomas in a graduation rob and science hood

Megan Thomas (BSc ’20) has always been very interested in biology and the flexibility of Biomedical Science at Waterloo was attractive. Her decision was finalized when she visited the campus in her final year of high school and instantly felt a sense of community. She knew she’d be able to call this place home. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Waterloo celebrates excellence in teaching and research

The University of Waterloo honoured 125 educators and researchers who have received the President’s Excellence in Teaching and Research awards 2020 in an online celebration that recognized their contributions to the Waterloo community and beyond.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Q and A with the experts: COVID-19 testing in pharmacies

COVID-19 testing for individuals with no COVID symptoms is now available at some pharmacies in Ontario and Alberta.