What’s Happening in February

We can’t believe its already February! Busy with many important events and workshops, January went by very quickly, and with the exciting upcoming calendar for February, we’re sure this month with feel very similar.

AAPS is very excited to offer a variety of different workshops, many of them are even free! Have a look at what is coming up this month, and be sure to register soon – space is limited!


HPLC School
Date: February 1-12, 2016

Training with the best in the Pharmaceutical Industry, students will get hands-on practical experience in our modern laboratory and learn the fundamentals of HPLC. At the end of HPLC School, students will receive a certificate acknowledging the completion of the course. For more information, click here.


FREE: How to Find Jobs in Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Workshop
Date: February 4, 2016

Dean Laleh Bighash will be giving a talk on how to join the stable food and pharmaceutical industry. She will go over topics, including but not limited to, job search strategies and resume and interview preparation techniques. Registration in advance for this event is required due to limited seating. For more information, click here.


FREE: Social Media and Job Search: A Personal Branding Workshop
Date: February 5, 2016

Social media is a growing part of everyday life. From Facebook to Instagram, we need to be conscious that our online footprints can make or break a job search. In this upcoming workshop, the experts from Monster.ca will teach how to optimize your resume and social media presence to increase your chances of getting that interview; and how to think strategically, positioning yourself ahead of the competition, today and in the future. For more information, click here.


GMP and HACCP Workshop in Food Industry
Date: February 6 &13, 2016

This two-day course is aimed at all persons employed in food and food related businesses that need to have a good understanding of HACCP. Taught by Pirouz Yousefian, this course is particularly useful for those involved in the implementation and maintenance of HACCP and individuals who are, or intend to become members of HACCP teams. HACCP training is also recommended for staff who are involved in internal audits of quality systems. For course outline, registration, and more information, click here.


FREE: GMP and HPLC (Hands-on, Practical) Workshop
Date: February 11, 2016

In this free hands-on workshop, instructor Jason Chu answers all of your questions on Good Manufacturing Practices and HPLC. Based on his industry exposure, Jason will introduce attendees to concepts and ideas based on his personal experience in the field. Find out why GMPs are important in the Pharmaceutical practice, what a career involving GMPs demands and how HPLC training can be beneficial to your career. Prepare yourself to be well suited for career in Pharmaceutical research and manufacturing. For more information, click here.


Nutrition to Reduce Stress and Defy Aging
Date: February 11, 2016

What causes aging? What is your skin telling you? Is your diet and lifestyle aging you?

All these questions and more will be answered in this unique workshop exploring the relationship between food, stress and aging. For more information and to register, click here.


FREE: Food Technology, Safety and Quality Workshop
Date: February 16, 2016

In this free workshop, instructor Pirouz Yousefian leads a discussion about a career in Food Technology, Safety and Quality. This workshop is designed to help students understand what a prospective career in Food Technology, Safety and Quality requires, but is beneficial to those currently employed in the Food and Beverage industry who are seeking opportunities for career development as well. For more information and to register, click here.


FREE: Nutrition, Health and Sport Workshop
Date: February 19, 2016

Should you be interested in a career which deals with food, health and wellness, this interdisciplinary program is ideal for you. Instructor Pirouz Yousefian educates attendees about basic nutrition, diet planning and the role food plays in the body, fitness, health and disease. For more information and to register, click here.


Fundamentals of GMPs
Date: February 24, 2016

Pauline McGregor is a pharmaceutical consultant and owner of PMcG Consulting. She has over twenty five years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry and holds a Ph.D in chemistry. She is an expert in quality systems and procedures, GMP regulations and analytical chemistry. In this course, she will outline and explain the Fundamentals of GMPs in a clear and comprehensive way. For more information and to register, click here.


Batch Record Review and Investigation
Date: February 25, 2016

Andy Tallevi is a Formulation/Process Consultant for Keller Consulting in Mississauga. with 28 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Tallevi will be teaching a one day course, valuable for Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Associates in the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Vitamins, Herbals, Medical Devices and allied industries with daily responsibilities in various sectors of the pharmaceutical industry. For the course outline, more information, and to register, click here.


Food Handler Certificate
Date: February 27, 2016

AAPS’ training and certification is delivered in partnership with the Toronto Board of Health meeting all mandatory provincial food safety training requirements. This food handling program is recognized by all health units in Ontario. AAPS’ Food Handler Certification Program teaches food handlers the general principles of safe food handling, includes, but is not limited to, topics such as Public Health Legislation and Understanding Foodborne Illnesses. For more information and to register, click here.