Archive for November 2015

CCRP Designation for AAPS Students

AAPS is thrilled to announce that our Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Post-Graduate Diploma Program has been recognized by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).  AAPS clinical research, drug safety and pharmacovigilance will be counted toward SOCRA’s CCRP Certification eligibility. This certification is highly valuable and widely recognized by the clinical research community. About SOCRA: The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing education, certification and networking opportunities for individuals involved in Clinical Research activities. Through membership, educational programing and their certificate program, they have been able to create a unique.. READ MORE »

New Workshop: Eating for Energy, Productivity and Stress Reduction

  Date: January 21, 2016 | Time: 6 pm – 7 pm Location: AAPS Training Center Speaker : Ara Wiseman About the Workshop Food affects our mood, energy levels, stress response, concentration, cravings and emotions. You can control your level of mental performance or relaxation by choosing the right combination of foods. A nutritional deficiency creates stress. Nutrient deficiencies put a strain on all of the body’s metabolic processes dependent on that nutrient. Understand how stress is implicated in every symptom we experience and how it affects your thoughts and feelings along with your health. In this presentation you will learn nutritional strategies.. READ MORE »

Toronto Couple Cancels Wedding For A Good Cause

Image Source: faculty member Samantha Jackson recently made global headlines for her generosity. Jackson and her husband Farzin Yousefian are being celebrated for their decision to cancel their wedding and use the money to sponsor a Syrian family in Canada. Using their wedding funds and donations from friends and family they have been able to raise $22,000 of the $27,000 needed for their cause. You can help them reach their goal by donating online, visit the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge and select the couple’s names from the drop down menu. Congratulations go out to the happy couple for their.. READ MORE »

U.S. Pharma Lawsuit Threatens Canadian Drug Pricing System

If you’re considering a career in pharmaceutical science, you may be motivated by a desire to help others heal. You may see how central medications are to the health of members of your community, and understand how, worldwide, quality of life is closely tied to access to pharmaceuticals. Vulnerable members of your community need skilled professionals to connect them with the medications that help them live life to the fullest—and in many cases, simply to live. But what happens when the prices for pharmaceuticals put them beyond the reach of those who need them most? That’s the question facing today’s.. READ MORE »

4 Winter Tips for Food Safety Course Students

Between power outages, produce storage issues, and the various seasonal bugs floating around, the winter months can certainly cause a few issues for anyone working in the food service industry. That’s before even getting to the extra demands that the increased business during the holiday season typically brings. Food service professionals are run off their feet during the winter months, and safety concerns can sometimes take a back seat. Luckily, by utilizing their food handling training and focusing on potential problem areas, professionals working in the food safety industry don’t have to let their standard drop when the temperature does… READ MORE »

Lest We Forget

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Remembrance Day is a day of memorial commemorating members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Today we wear our poppies proudly in support of all the brave heroes who have and continue to fight for this country so that we can live our lives in freedom. Lest we forget.

5 Immune System Boosting Foods for Nutrition Training Students

People do all sorts of things to ward off illness during the winter months, like wrapping themselves up in warm blankets, taking cold medication, and receiving flu vaccines. However, one thing very few people think to do is change their diets in order to boost immunity. Exposure to cold weather lowers our core body temperatures, weakening our immune system and leaving us prone to colds and other seasonal bugs. There are a number of healthy foods that do wonders for rebuilding and strengthening immune systems. For nutrition students, adding extra immunity-boosting foods to meal plans during winter is important, as.. READ MORE »

How to Find Jobs in Food and Pharmaceutical Industries

Join us at York University next week to learn more about a potential career in food and pharmaceuticals! Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Location: York University’s Keele Campus,103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room) Get tips on: Job Search Strategies  Positions Available  Necessary Qualifications  Resumes and Interviews Tips How To Stand Out From the Competition and Get Noticed Please note due to limited seating, registration is required for this event. Call to Register at 416-502-2277 or email to

Food Quality Control Spotlight: Shellfish

Often among the most expensively priced items in restaurants, shellfish, such as oysters, lobster, and mussels, are considered some of the finest culinary delicacies. However, they are also some the trickiest foods to prepare safely, and can carry harmful bacteria, viruses and biotoxins, which cause a number of illnesses, while shellfish allergies are also common. When dealing with shellfish, there are food safety risks at every stage of the food supply chain. Whether you’re pursuing a career in quality assurance and control, or working in a food serving environment, taking care when dealing with shellfish is essential. Want to know.. READ MORE »

What’s Happening in November

    Happy November! We can’t believe the year is almost coming to an end. This month, AAPS is busy hosting a number of workshops and training programs. From Dissolution School to the Food Handler Certificate course, November is filled with many exciting learning opportunities. Below we’ve highlighted a few workshops happening in upcoming weeks. If you’re interested in registering, contact us now! Batch Record Review and Investigation  Date: November 6, 2015 This one day course concentrates on the practical applications of GMP and SOPs from the batch record review process. Participants will be equipped with technical knowledge of compliance requirements and instructions for batch.. READ MORE »