NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Undergraduate Pharmacy Society (UPS) recently hosted Awards Night, recognizing the achievements and accomplishments of fellow colleagues and classmates. This year, a record number of awards were handed out, with 205 students (almost a quarter of the entire student body) acknowledged for their involvement in a variety of activities.

Joined by family members, friends, guests, and faculty members, recipients were presented with awards including:

On April 10th, 2017, newly appointed Registrar and CEO of the Ontario College of Pharmacists Nancy Lum-Wilson visited the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Joined by her College colleagues Connie Campbell, Anne Resnick and Susan James, Ms. Lum-Wilson met with Dean Heather Boon and a diverse group of educators and researchers from the Faculty.

Associate Professors Andrea Cameron and Linda MacKeigan of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, Assistant Professor Nicholas Mitsakakis of U of T’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and John Pugsley, Registrar-Treasurer from the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada, recently published “Multiple mini-interview predictive validity for performance on a pharmacy licensing examination” in Medical Education.

For the third year in a row, the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Student Union (PCSU) won the Outstanding Academic Union Award. At this year’s annual Unity Ball, hosted by the University of Toronto’s Students’ Union (UTSU) on March 18th, campus clubs were recognized and celebrated for their contributions to campus life. The Outstanding Academic Union Award is presented to the academic students’ union that has...

March marked Pharmacist Awareness Month (PAM) and U of T’s Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) spearheaded many events to engage both students and the community to promote the role of the pharmacist. In collaboration with the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society (UPS), CAPSI celebrated the start of PAM with "Wake up to PAMcakes!" which included Dean Heather Boon joining for a first ever ribbon cutting ceremony.

There are more than 2 million Canadians currently living with diabetes, costing the healthcare system 13.1 billion dollars a year. It is the leading cause of adult onset blindness, kidney disease, and nontraumatic lower limb amputations, and diabetes patients are two to four times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes.

The Optimizing Patient Care program, a five-year research and educational program developed by researchers and educationalists at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy with the support of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, released the tenth and final online learning module in this program today.

“A Practical Approach to Patient Assessment” provides pharmacists with the tools and knowledge to help enhance...

Assistant Professor Keith Pardee of the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a principal investigator on one of three research teams to receive funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the International Development Research Centre to help address unanswered questions about the Zika virus.