NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

On October 11, 2017, the Pharmacy Mentorship Program hosted the annual Meet and Greet event in the atrium at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

The goal of the event was to educate pharmacy students about diverse pharmacy-related career opportunities through informal discussions with pharmacists from various fields of pharmacy. In addition, the event provided the opportunity for pharmacist mentors to inspire upcoming pharmacists and students to build their network.

Assistant Professor and Director of the PharmD for Pharmacist Program, Kathy Vu, recently developed the Safe Handling of Oral Anti-cancer Drugs in Community Pharmacies: A Pan-Canadian Consensus Guideline. Kathy collaborated with the Canadian Association for Provincial Cancer Agencies (CAPCA) to lead a pan-Canadian task force made up of senior executives from national pharmacy associations and community pharmacy corporations, pharmacy and healthcare regulatory bodies, safety experts...

The 2017 OPEN Summit was held at The University of Toronto’s Faculty Club on October 3rd. The purpose of the event was to bring together invited researchers, educators, policy makers, healthcare professionals, knowledge users and trainees to learn about OPEN’s (Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network) research and to engage in discussions about improving medication management and primary healthcare.

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On Friday, September 29th, the Annual First Year Orientation Banquet was held to welcome the class of 2T1 to the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. The event, organized by the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society (UPS) and the Phrosh Planning Committee took place at SPK Banquet Hall.

On Saturday, September 23rd, the Young Alumni Committee at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy hosted a Young Alumni Event for Classes 0T7 through to 1T7.

The event was held at Pogue Mahone and ticket sale proceeds go towards the Young Alumni Award which the Committee is establishing as a way to give back to future pharmacy students. This event provided the opportunity for alumni to reconnect with former classmates, Professors and the Dean, as well as meet and...

Assistant Professor Elise Paradis is one of three recipients of the 2017 Victoria College Emerging Leader Award.

This award recognizes recent graduates, 35 years of age or under, who have excelled professionally or who have notable accomplishments in their work or volunteer service, such as community work, humanitarianism and philanthropy.

Assistant Professor John Papastergiou was quoted in the National Post on the safety and efficacy of the annual flu shot. Read the full story: http://www.cormex.com/RetrieveID.aspx?acc=uoft&fn=uoft_test&id=180603
 

At the recent Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Annual Meeting, Professor Zubin Austin was formally inducted as a 2017 Fellow of the Academy. The meeting took place in Ottawa on September 14th, 2017.

Fellows are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advance academic health sciences. Membership is considered one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community and carries...