Dean Wasan selected for Prix Galien Canada Jury

Dean Wasan selected for Prix Galien Canada Jury

Dr. Kishor Wasan, Professor and Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, has been selected as the newest jury member for the Prix Galien Canada. He will replace Dr. Jim Blackburn, former Dean of Pharmacy and Nutrition, as the prairie representative on the jury.

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Designing depression diagnosis

Designing depression diagnosis

For any number of diseases—think heart disease, cancer and diabetes—there are tests that diagnose and guide treatment. Diseases related to mental health are an exception.

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New fund backs concussion test at U of S

New fund backs concussion test at U of S

SASKATOON – Testing of a protein biomarker that could contribute to a fast, effective and portable test for traumatic brain injuries, commonly known as concussions, is set to begin thanks to funding from the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) Saskatchewan Innovation Fund at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

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U of S trains pharmacists to give flu vaccine

U of S trains pharmacists to give flu vaccine

SASKATOON – By the end of November, more than 800 pharmacists in Saskatchewan will be trained to administer injections like the flu vaccine.

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New developments in drug delivery technology developed by the Wasans

New developments in drug delivery technology developed by the Wasans

iCo Therapeutics Announces Manufacturing Update for Oral Amp B Program

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SCPP Media Release on Bill 151

SCPP Media Release on Bill 151

Proclamation of Bill 151 enhances the pharmacists’ scope of practice and welcomes a new class of pharmacy professionals in Saskatchewan. For Immediate Release: October 22, 2015

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Public Health Nutrition Research Network hosts food security symposium

Public Health Nutrition Research Network hosts food security symposium

On October 17, 2015, the Public Health Nutrition Research Network hosted their third annual symposium, "Connecting for Food Security: From Local to Global Perspective."

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Flu vaccinations across the province begin October 19

Flu vaccinations across the province begin October 19

Release on October 14, 2015, by the Government of Saskatchewan

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Clara Hughes to speak at Pharmacy PED

Clara Hughes to speak at Pharmacy PED

Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes will speak this fall to University of Saskatchewan students and the public about mental health.

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Courtney Junop wins 2015 Magnum Opus Award (Sask)

Courtney Junop wins 2015 Magnum Opus Award (Sask)

Congratulations to Courtney Junop (BSP, 2011) who is the 2015 Magnum Opus Award Saskatchewan Winner.

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Pharmacy and Nutrition students named to Huskie, CIS All-Academic Teams

Pharmacy and Nutrition students named to Huskie, CIS All-Academic Teams

Congratulations to our students who were recognized at the Huskie Athletics All-Academic Team Breakfast on Wednesday, September 23

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September Researcher of the Month: Dr. Roy Dobson

September Researcher of the Month: Dr. Roy Dobson

Dr. Dobson is an associate professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy and managing director of the MERCURi Research Group. He teaches on a range of topics across the four years of the pharmacy undergraduate program including comparative health systems, pharmacy management, pharmacoeconomics, and health and pharmacy policy.

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CDRD Saskatchewan Innovation Fund Call for Applications

CDRD Saskatchewan Innovation Fund Call for Applications

In February 2015 the University of Saskatchewan (through the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and VIDO-InterVac), Innovation Saskatchewan, Ag-West Bio and the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) established a new $2 Million Dollar Innovation Fund (Announcement attached).

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Drs. Evans, Whiting collaborating with HQC

Drs. Evans, Whiting collaborating with HQC

Collaboration is key when it comes to scientific research, and two of our faculty are working with Health Quality Council on new projects.

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Nutrition faculty part of $37.2M grant to U of S

Nutrition faculty part of $37.2M grant to U of S

Congratulations to Drs. Carol Henry, Susan Whiting and Anas El-Aneed, who are part of the team awarded $37.2 million over seven years by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for leading-edge research and technology that will transform crop breeding and provide innovative solutions to national and global food security.

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Pharmacy student receives CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship

Pharmacy student receives CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to Kelly Buxton for receiving a CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Program award.

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College researchers earn NSERC grants

College researchers earn NSERC grants

University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded $7.6 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

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Nutrition Accreditation Committee Update

Nutrition Accreditation Committee Update

The Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), a national partnership organization involving regulators, educators and Dietitians of Canada, is responsible for developing and maintaining Canadian standards for dietetic education. The Integrated Competencies for Dietetics Education and Practice – 2013 (ICDEP) were developed under PDEP`s direction as were the revised accreditation standards for Dietetics Education programs in Canada.

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Dr. Yvonne Shevchuk reappointed Associate Dean Academic

Dr. Yvonne Shevchuk reappointed Associate Dean Academic

Congratulations to Dr. Yvonne Shevchuk on being reappointed as the Associate Dean Academic for the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. The Dean's Office issued the following statement on Wednesday, June 3

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Gorecki wins 2015 CPhA Meritorious Service Award

Gorecki wins 2015 CPhA Meritorious Service Award

Dennis Gorecki, former Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, has been awarded the 2015 CPhA Meritorious Service Awards. This award recognizes service to the pharmacy profession such that it brings credit and prestige to the profession.

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Dr. Carol Henry appointed as Assistant Dean, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Carol Henry appointed as Assistant Dean, Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr. Carol Henry has been appointed as the Assistant Dean, Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, effective July 1, 2015 for a three year term.

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U of S-led pulse and vegetable research to improve African food security

U of S-led pulse and vegetable research to improve African food security

International projects led by University of Saskatchewan researchers have been awarded $2.2 million from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), part of an $8.3 million investment to improve food security with partners in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Benin.

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Dr. Bruce Schnell to receive honorary degree

Dr. Bruce Schnell to receive honorary degree

Congratulation to Dr. Bruce Robert Schnell, BSP, MBA, PhD, FCSHP, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the Thursday, June 4 convocation ceremony.

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2015 Dean's Scholarship (Round 2) Recipients

2015 Dean's Scholarship (Round 2) Recipients

Please join the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in congratulating Yohannes Melaku and Getenesh Berhanu Teshome, who have both been awarded Dean’s Scholarships in the second round of the 2015 competition.

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Dr. Jorgenson comments on CBC News story

Dr. Jorgenson comments on CBC News story

Link to full story included below

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$5 Million Endowed Chair in Rational Drug Design

$5 Million Endowed Chair in Rational Drug Design

Endowment fund granted to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

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March is Pharmacist Awareness Month

March is Pharmacist Awareness Month

March is Pharmacist Awareness Month and CAPSI University of Saskatchewan is holding a number of events throughout the month.

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College leads development of new $2 million innovation fund

College leads development of new $2 million innovation fund

New Fund Established to Support the Advancement of Saskatchewan’s Most Commercially-Promising Health Technologies

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Saskatchewan alumnus wins 2015 Pillar of Pharmacy Award

Saskatchewan alumnus wins 2015 Pillar of Pharmacy Award

Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Announces 2015 Pillar of Pharmacy Award

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University opens "Comfort Room"

University opens "Comfort Room"

Grand opening on January 8th

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SWITCH clinic services expanded

SWITCH clinic services expanded

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Medication Assessment Centre (MAC) and the non-profit charity Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH) are teaming up to improve health care in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.

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Total milk intake dropped by nearly half when chocolate milk removed

Total milk intake dropped by nearly half when chocolate milk removed

New study first to investigate impacts of milk choice in Canadian elementary schools

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