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March 4, 2004
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Pharmacy students reach out

By Sharon Gray
Students from the School of Pharmacy spent last week in a flurry of community activities to promote awareness about the role of pharmacists. March 1-7 was Pharmacist Awareness Week throughout Canada.

Justin Peddle, chair of the planning committee for the week’s activities, said students visited six high schools to talk about various careers in pharmacy.

“Young people don’t realize there are so many career options in pharmacy. We also spoke to them about what their pharmacist can do for them.”

On the other end of the age spectrum, teams of pharmacy students visited three seniors clubs to talk about medication and the importance of talking to a pharmacist about taking their medication properly.

To top things off, on Friday, March 5, a group of pharmacy students visited Holy Cross Elementary School for a hands-on experience with kids, showing them how to do a little compounding by making their own lip balm.


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