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School of Pharmacy

UW School of Pharmacy set for downtown Kitchener campus

The University of Waterloo is creating a Health Sciences Campus, anchored by its School of Pharmacy, in downtown Kitchener. It will address the need for professional expertise in health technology, informatics, biosciences, population studies and biomedical engineering. The school will fill an urgent demand for more pharmacists in Ontario and results from a partnership with the City of Kitchener. Dr. Jake Thiessen is the Hallman Director of the School of Pharmacy and Director of the Health Sciences Campus. The school’s first 120 undergraduate students will arrive in January 2008 for Canada’s only cooperative education pharmacy program. Enrolment will grow to 480 undergraduate students, 70 graduate students, 30 faculty members and 20 administrative staff. The campus will include a satellite of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, an optometry clinic and the Centre for Family Medicine, a residency program for medical students. It will also be a satellite site for the University of Toronto’s International Pharmacy Graduate Program.