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The University of Saskatchewan wants to celebrate pharmacists.
The University of Saskatchewan wants to celebrate pharmacists.

One for One Movement at UBC to Support Syrian Refugees

[VANCOUVER] – UBC’s One for One Movement is looking to assist Syrian refugees in British Columbia by striving to raise $1 from each UBC student, donating all proceeds towards the Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC).

Initiated by a group of first-year students, organizers have asked for donations at the beginning of lectures, and hosted a soccer tournament. As yet, the group has raised over $1,400 towards the ISSofBC Welcome Centre, opening this spring to provide beds, a health care clinic, English classes, and support services for refugee families. The ISS has taken in over 2,000 government assisted Syrian refugees since November.

With files from The Ubyssey

U of S Pharmacist Awareness Month

[SASKATOON] – College of Pharmacy and Nutrition students at the University of Saskatchewan are hosting their annual Pharmacist Awareness Month this March. The nationwide initiative endeavours to educate students and the public about the various streams of pharmacy.

Members of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns are hosting numerous events aiming to engage U of S students and promote the college. Events include information booths throughout campus where pharmacy students are available to answer questions, a presentation from the Cancer Society of Saskatchewan surrounding sun safety, a mentorship night featuring pharmacist and dietitian mentors, and a “Mr. Pharmacy” pageant.

With files from The Sheaf

Ontario universities form Consortium for Manufacturing Research

[ONTARIO] – McMaster, Western, and the University of Waterloo will be teaming up for a $50 million project for advanced manufacturing research, with the Ontario government funding $35 million over the next five years.

All three universities have expertise in advanced manufacturing, such as the development of new manufacturing materials and hybrid materials, as well as the infrastructure needed for such research. The consortium intends to combine the resources and strengths of the three universities, alleviate manufacturing unemployment in Ontario, and provide opportunities for university students to participate in research and gain industrial experience.

With files from The Imprint