Archive for January 2016

[Upcoming Event] Social Media and Job Search: A Personal Branding Workshop

  Event: Social Media and Job Search: A Personal Branding Workshop Presenter: Greg George, Sr. Manager, Social Media Management and  Alliances & Partnerships at Date: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016 Time: 10am to Noon Location: AAPS Training Facility 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 will teach you: How to optimize your resume and social media presence to increase your chances of getting that interview How to think strategically. positioning yourself ahead of the.. READ MORE »

[New Date] Employment Ontario and Skills for Change: How to Get Hired Workshop

  The date for the Employment Ontario and Skills for Change: How to Get Hired workshop has been rescheduled to the following week, at the same time. The session will focus on preparing students with the knowledge needed to be successful at finding and maintaining employment in Ontario. Space is limited and time is running out to register; for more information about this session and to register, contact us via telephone at 416-502-2277 or by email at

Student Success Story!

We are very happy to share this story of student success! A former AAPS student recently informed us that he found a great job as a Chemist at a pharmaceutical company. We are so happy to hear that his time at AAPS helped pave his way to this exciting opportunity. Kayvan, a Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control graduate wrote to us: “You have generously shared your expertise and experience with me, and I truly appreciate the support and the networking contacts you have given me during this time. I believe that I wouldn’t be able to be successful without your.. READ MORE »

Upcoming Free Workshop: GMP and Operating HPLC (Hands-on, Practical)

  On February 11th, 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. To register, call 416-502-2277 or email us at 

Chipotle in Crisis: What Food Safety Diploma Students Should Know

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an E. coli outbreak sourced to the popular burrito chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill—and it’s not the first run-in Chipotle’s had with foodborne disease. Chipotle is a North American chain that specializes in burritos and tacos. It calls itself a “fast-casual” restaurant as opposed to a fast food or traditional restaurant-style eatery, and its popularity comes in part due to its commitment to sustainable and ethical food production processes. These processes, as food safety professionals have discovered, aren’t always up to scratch. If you’re interested in making a career out of ensuring.. READ MORE »

What’s Going on at AAPS – Students Participate in HPLC Lab

Last week, a group of AAPS students performed an identification (ID) test on Acetaminophen drug substance with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Acetaminophen – brand name Tylenol is over the counter drug that could treat headaches, muscle aches, arthritis and reduce fever. This experiment in our Quality Control (QC) laboratory provided students with hands-on experience preparing in standards, samples and mobile phase. Furthermore, students learned how to set-up the HPLC and how to operate the HPLC software, Empower/Millennium. HPLC labs, such as this one, are particularly valuable to students because they prepare them with the necessary technical skills needed for.. READ MORE »

5 Natural Ways to Combat Flu Season

  Flu Season is upon us! And while there are many ways to protect yourself from getting sick, here are five prevention tricks you may not have known about. 1.Eat foods containing zinc Zinc naturally interferes with viruses trying to access the body’s cells. By blocking certain metabolic activity, zinc can help to prevent the flu from settling into your body. Foods that are rich with zinc include oysters and squash. While zinc isn’t a cure, it may definitely offer some protection. 2. Add some garlic to your daily routine Garlic contains antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, which can prevent.. READ MORE »

Employment Ontario and Skills for Change: How to Get Hired

  UPDATE: The date of this workshop has been changed to Thursday, February 11th, at the same time. On Thursday, February 4th, join us for a the Employment Ontario and Skills for Change workshop. The session will focus on preparing students with the knowledge needed to be successful at finding and maintaining employment in Ontario. Topics that will be covered include: Understanding how Employment Ontario services  can help clients to become job ready Service Planning, Coaching and Supports; Self-Marketing to Employment, Out Employment Maintenance/Job Retention Employment and training Supports; Second Career and Incentives Employment and Training Placement (Pain or Unpaid) Employment.. READ MORE »

Upcoming Certificate Course: HPLC School

  High Performance Liquid Chromatography, or HPLC, is a technique for separating organic and inorganic compounds in order to analyze them. HPLC is used in many different industries like biological, pharmaceutical, food and drink, environmental and even industrial to analyze samples. HPLC is a very popular method of compound analysis since it’s quite easy to learn and use, and it is not limited by a compound’s volatility or stability. Modern HPLC has been applied in many situations such as separation, identification, purification and quantification. From February 1st to 12th, AAPS is offering the course HPLC School. Training with the best in.. READ MORE »

Reminder to Register: Fundamentals of GMPs Workshop

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. This workshop will take place on January 29th, from 9AM – 5Pm. Time is running out to register; to learn more or enroll, click here.