Archive for August 2015

Welcome Back To An Exciting New Semester!

Welcome back to an exciting new semester! If you are one of the many new students joining us this term – welcome to AAPS. This semester promises to be productive, engaging and exciting as we provide the best training for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, food quality and food safety industries. This term will also bring to AAPS a variety of new workshops and events. This week, AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs, Laleh Bighash, will be speaking at CAMP’s Power Networking Event on  On September 9, Greg George of will be visiting AAPS to speak on the importance of . For.. READ MORE »

FDA Finally Cuts Trans Fat in Processed Foods

After years of research and consideration, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a trans fat ban, effective 2018. Companies now have three years to either stop using the unhealthy artificial substance or petition the FDA for special permission—which won’t be easy to get. This is part of the industry’s move toward better heart health. If you are planning to pursue a career in food safety, read on to learn more about trans fat—what makes it unhealthy and what the new FDA regulation means for the food industry. FDA’s History of Food Quality Controversy The FDA is the main.. READ MORE »

Employee Appreciation

Here at AAPS, we understand the importance of ensuring our students receive the best education possible. Students join us to build a strong foundation that will enable them to pursue their professional dreams and goals. The training they receive at AAPS changes their lives for the better, allowing them to recognize their potential and expand on their achievements. None of this would be possible without the tremendous efforts made by our wonderful staff. It is their enthusiasm, encouragement and commitment to hard work that makes AAPS so special. We would like to thank them for the fantastic work they do everyday. Thank.. READ MORE »

A Quick Guide to Food Safety for Weak Immune Systems

Many people suffer from weak immune systems. While for some this may be a result of an organ or bone marrow transplant, others may have weak immune systems due to a chronic illness like HIV or AIDS. There are also individuals who are simply born with weak immune systems and will need to form careful habits early on in their lives in order to ensure they do not become prone to dangerous diseases. When a person’s immune system doesn’t work at full capacity, their body has a difficult time fighting harmful bacteria and they run a higher risk of getting.. READ MORE »

Free Workshop: Social Media and Job Search Strategies

  The online footprints you leave can make or break your job search. AAPS invites you to hear Greg George of speak on the importance of social media in your job search. Social Media and Job Search: A Personal Branding Workshop Date: September 9, 2015 at 10:00 am Where: AAPS – 200 Consumers, North York, ON M2J 4R4 The experts from will teach you: – How to optimize your resume and social media presence to increase your chances of getting an interview. – How to thinking strategically, position yourself to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition… READ MORE »

Dean Bighash to Speak at Power Networking Event

Power Networking Event Date: August 27, 2015 Time: 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Committee Room 3, The North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6K8 We are thrilled to announce that AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs, Laleh Bighash, has been asked to speak at CAMP’s Power Networking Event on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Her talk, titled “Successful Job Search Strategies for a Head Start in Canada,” offers attendees the opportunity to learn effective strategies that will help jump start their career in the Canadian work environment. Sharing what she has learned from her experience as a newcomer,.. READ MORE »

What is HPLC and How Does it Work?

With HPLC training, you can take your pharmaceutical career to new heights by exploring opportunities in a range of fields, including in medical device manufacturing, healthcare and clinical research – among many other possible options. If you are planning to enroll in HPLC courses, or you have recently started your program, read on to learn more about HPLC and how it works. What is HPLC? HPLC, or High Performance Liquid Chromatography, is one of the most common techniques used for separating and purifying organic and inorganic compounds in order to analyze them. Professionals in HPLC careers know that different compounds.. READ MORE »

ECG and Phlebotomy Training at AAPS

Demand for individuals with ECG and Phlebotomy training is quickly growing. We are happy to announce that come this fall, AAPS will be offering ECG and Phlebotomy training in the months of September and October. What is ECG? What is ECG? ECG stands for electrocardiogram. An ECG technician performs certain diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate. They utilize ECG machines to acquire a patient’s heart rate. Students will learn how to operate an electrocardiogram machine for diagnosing heart related conditions. What is Phlebotomy? What is Phlebotomy? A phlebotomy technician’s role is to perform venipuncture and draw blood from a patient.  They.. READ MORE »

AAPS Presents: HPLC School

AAPS has created a new training program designed to equip students with a fundamental understanding of High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) techniques in only two weeks. This program, called HPLC School, launches on September 21, 2015 till October 2, 2015 and has been structured to provide students with real-world, tangible knowledge on a variety of HPLC related topics. Instructed by Jason Chu, participants will learn the nature of HPLC techniques encountered in everyday laboratory work. From operating modern HPLC equipment, to calibrating and preparing HPLC systems, this thorough training is practical for employment in a number of industries. “This program.. READ MORE »

Preparing for a Regulatory Affairs Job Interview

A career in Regulatory affairs involves doing research and other work that directly impacts the lives of others. If you choose to pursue this career path, you’ll be involved in the research and development of pharmaceuticals, natural products, cosmetics and supplements. On any given day, you’ll be in charge of compiling safety information about a product, negotiating with authorities who control licencing, overseeing clinical trials, and much more. If you are planning to pursue regulatory affairs courses, or have already begun your program, read on to find out what steps you can take to prepare for a job interview once.. READ MORE »