News for Outreach

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

#RethinkPharmacists: Providing personalized medication assessments

Pharmacist talking to a patient about their medications

Do you take three or more medications regularly? Do you feel like your medications aren’t working or that you may be experiencing side effects? Do you have diabetes? A MedsCheck with your pharmacist may be for you.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

#RethinkPharmacists: Providing tools to prevent overdose-related harm

Naloxone kit

Do you know someone taking opioid medications? Then you should have a naloxone kit in case of accidental overdose. In Ontario, naloxone kits are available free of charge at participating pharmacies, thanks to the Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Ottawa celebrates physicist Donna Strickland

Parliament Hill in Ottawa

There is much going on in the nation’s capital, but people on Parliament Hill took time this week to honour an esteemed Canadian, Canada’s newest Nobel laureate. Donna Strickland, a professor of physics at Waterloo, received a wide and warm welcome in Ottawa Tuesday, from Rideau Hall to the House of Commons, and including a reception celebrating her achievement. Strickland won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for developing chirped pulse amplification.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The School of Pharmacy supports local initiatives for homeless and hungry

Pharmacy students holding signs to guide visitors to hot meals they prepared.

Last week, students, staff, and faculty from the School of Pharmacy supported local service organization Ray of Hope in delivering two events - preparing a hot lasagna meal and providing a rest stop for the annual Coldest Night of the Year walk.

Monday, September 24, 2018

50 years ago we started something special

50 years of Chem13 News magazine covers.

Not many magazines reach the age of 50 but since September 1968, the University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry has published Chem 13 News, a magazine for teachers of introductory chemistry worldwide.