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Archive for December 2015

5 Common Food Safety Myths Debunked

According to new research conducted during the ‘Food Safety Month’ of November, many people are increasing their chances of food poisoning by believing a number of dangerous food safety myths. Food storage, cooking, cleaning, and of course, eating is a central part of every person’s daily life, so harbouring misconceptions about food safety can put Canadians at risk every single day. That’s why people like you are needed in the food safety profession, to set society straight on what is and isn’t safe to eat. With the right training, you can start this important work yourself. To begin on the.. READ MORE »

Message from the Dean – Happy Holidays!

To all students, faculty and staff, The holiday season is a time of reflection and gratitude. As this year comes to an end, I have so much to be thankful for. 2015 has been quite a year for AAPS. We’ve experienced growth, achievement and new challenges over the last 12 months that I am incredibly proud of. We’ve expanded our academic offerings, developed new programs and watched many of our students secure great positions within the industry. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our faculty and staff as it is your incredible work and commitment to excellence.. READ MORE »

Laleh Bighash attends ASHP’s 50th midyear Clinical Meeting

In early December Laleh Bighash, AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs, had the pleasure of attending ASHP’s 50th midyear Clinical Meeting. ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting has become one of the largest gatherings of pharmacists and the longest running clinical meeting in the world. Pharmacy practitioners from all over the world gather to learn about the latest innovations and developments in the industry. This year’s event was held in New Orleans, Louisiana and featured wonderful programing and networking sessions. Topics included evaluating and managing the safety of dietary supplements, strategies for the effective clinical leader, a pharmacy trend forecast, current clinical practices.. READ MORE »

Trial By Twitter: The Growing Role Of Social Media In Clinical Research

According to recent studies, the average person spends just over an hour and a half on social media every day, and has approximately five different social media accounts. As a result, it’s no wonder that industries as diverse as retail, travel and hospitality, and even manufacturing are using social media to recruit new employees, advertise their products, and inform clients about their company. So far, one industry has been lagging a bit behind. Pharmaceutical companies, which need to maintain a very professional image, have been a hesitant to dive into the laid back world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest,.. READ MORE »

Congratulations on Your Co-op Placements!

Congratulations go out to all AAPS students who have successfully secured co-op placements in the New Year. The experiences you will gain from these positions are tremendously valuable alongside your academic course work. With students finding placements with leaders in the Food and Pharmaceutical industry, AAPS is very proud of their achievements. AAPS Students have accepted placements in various positions at Sick Kids, Pharma Medica, QCL Compliance Laboratories, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Kisko Products Inc, Bento Sushi, Maple Leaf Foods and Zandi Food. Congratulations again! We cannot wait to hear about your experiences. To learn more about AAPS’ co-op placements, visit: http://bit.ly/1RkqwjR

5 Illnesses That Can Be Relieved Using Marijuana For Medical Purposes

From relieving the pain of multiple sclerosis patients to helping control epileptic seizures, check out this blog to learn about some of the uses of marijuana for medical purposes.

What New U.S. Laws Mean For the Food Safety & Quality Control Industry

You may not think of vegetables when you think ‘Obama administration,’ but it’s a fact: the past eight years of federal governance in the U.S. have seen the country’s biggest change to produce policies yet. In the president’s latest bid to boost his country’s fruit and vegetable consumption, he’s introduced brand new laws that give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater influence over how food is grown on farms nationwide. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this industry, which keeps members of your community safe and healthy, a working knowledge of global food quality control trends.. READ MORE »

New Nutrition Workshops Starting February 2015

  AAPS is excited to share two new nutrition workshops beginning in the new year! Brain Foods and Stress Busters February 11, 2016 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Price: $185 Learn nutritional strategies that will help you: – Manage stress – Develop mental and physical alertness – Prevent excess fat storage – Prevent mood fluctuations – Reduce cravings The Secrets of Anti-Aging and Longevity February 11, 2016 Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Price: $185 You will learn: – What causes aging – What your skill is telling you – How diet and lifestyle contribute to aging – Anti-aging protocols.. READ MORE »

How Biosensor Chips Could Change Clinical Research Training Forever

For years, the world’s leading laboratories have been working to develop technology that collects reliable data continuously, over the longest period of time possible. With a small but powerful biosensor chip, Lisbon-based nanobiotechnology engineer Sandro Carrara may have reached this goal. If you train to become a clinical research professional, you’ll use the latest technology and methodology to prepare for a range of careers in the pharmaceutical industry. As biosensor chip technology improves, it’s more and more likely that you’ll encounter it in your clinical research career. Read on to learn the ins and outs of this exciting new technology,.. READ MORE »

Congratulations Ananda and Shalini!

AAPS is very happy to share that two of our Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance students recently found full time employment. Yesterday, AAPS’ Clinical Research students gathered in celebration of this wonderful news. Congratulations go out to Ananda and Shalini! You have all the qualities needed to succeed, we know you will do great things in this new chapter of your lives. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope you will always remember your time at AAPS.

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