Archive for February 2016

Upcoming Certificate Opportunity: Quality Assurance for Medical Marihuana

AAPS is excited to announce our upcoming Quality Assurance for Medical Marihuana Certificate Program! The program will cover several important aspects of Medical Marihuana QA, including: Quality Assurance Fundamentals for Medical Marihuana Record Keeping for Medical Marihuana Writing Standard Operating Procedures for Medical Marihuana Complaints and Recalls for Medical Marihuana Sanitation Program for Medical Marihuana Production At the end of the training, participants will be provided with certificates for all the above courses in addition to an overall certificate titled “Quality Assurance for Medical Marihuana.” The program will be taught by AAPS’ Laleh Bighash and Pirouz Yousefian, starting March 18 and spanning the following.. READ MORE »

Upcoming Workshop: Conducting and Documenting Effective Out of Specification Investigations

  From March 3-4, Pauline McGregor, a distinguished professional in the pharmaceutical industry, will be teaching “Conducting and Documenting Effective Out of Specification Investigations.” The course is designed to provide essential training for conducting Out of Specification (OOS) investigations in a GMP environment. An introduction to OOT (Out of Trend) results and an overview of the different types and how they are typically handled is also discussed using industry examples in the first session of this course. This course is presented in a dynamic environment created by a power point presentation, interactive exercises, case studies and group discussion. Participants are welcome.. READ MORE »

Microbiology and Food Quality Control: What Students Should Know

Have you ever wondered how experts determine the precise, scientific degree of a food product’s safety? It’s all about microbiology. Tiny microbes in food products can tell you a great deal about that food product’s bacterial makeup, and whether or not it’s conducive to safe consumption. If you choose to work in the food technology and food safety field, you’ll learn to examine food products and ingredients for the microscopic flaws that can put consumers at risk. Food quality control professionals are employed throughout the modern food supply chain to detect spoilage and determine germ content, minimizing contamination risks and.. READ MORE »

Upcoming Event: Careers in Clinical Research

  The Clinical Research Association of Canada is excited to announce details for its bi-annual ‘Careers in Clinical Research’ event on February 25th in Toronto! The organization has recently confirmed that Parexel and Brunel Canada will join as sponsors and are actively recruiting for new positions!  Do not miss this chance to have face time with recruiters for these exciting opportunities! The event promises lots of learning opportunities, with confirmed speakers covering the following topics: Understanding & Negotiating Good Terms of Employment Lior Samfiru (Partner, Samfiru Tumarkin) How to Attract Recruiters to Your Online Profile Marc Belaiche (President, Clinical Research in.. READ MORE »

Job Opportunity: Marketing Coordinator

  Interested in a career at AAPS? We are looking to hire a Part-time Marketing Coordinator to help grow our social media and online impressions. Responsibilities Include: Creating and posting content on the company website and social media platforms Monitoring engagement and brand presence online Building marketing materials and business presentations in Power Point Conducting ongoing research on industry trends and competitors Qualifications: A degree or diploma in Marketing, Communications or Digital Advertising Experience using Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms for branding and promotion Knowledge of the WordPress platform Proficiency with Power Point and Excel An organized.. READ MORE »

Happy Birthday to AAPS’s Own, Pirouz Yousefian

Wishing a very happy birthday to our faculty member, Pirouz Yousefian! Last night, a group of our Food and Safety students organized a surprise birthday party for Pirouz. Have a look at some of the photos below!  

Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program

Are you interested in a career in any of the following fields? Clinical Research Coordinator Quality Control in Clinical Research Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Pharmaceutical Project Management Clinical Data Management Clinical Research Project Leader If yes, AAPS is happy to announce that our Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program might be right for you! Courses can be taken in-class and online, and cover topics such as: Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Clinical Research SOP Development GCP and GVP Inspections & Audits Clinical Study and Safety Reporting Activities Interpersonal Skills and Negotiation Techniques Post Marketing Compliance for Safety Monitoring Global.. READ MORE »

Student Success Story!

We hope you enjoyed your Family Day long weekend. Now its time to celebrate an AAPS Student Success Story! We are thrilled to hear that our very own alumni has recently landed his dream job. In a message to our Dean, Sivasothy wrote: “There is no  doubt, the AAPS –PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical QA/QC gave me the courage to dive into the pharmaceutical industry with confidence. I don’t see anything new in my working place since every aspect of the industry is covered in the courses. Definitely your reference was a solid support. Thank you very much Laleh.” Congratulations Sivasothy, we couldn’t.. READ MORE »

5 Common Interview Questions for Pharmaceutical School Grads

Job interviews are always stressful. And when you’ve just graduated and are looking for your first job in a new career, it can be even more daunting than usual. The stakes can seem higher, and you want to make the best impression possible. For pharmaceutical quality control students, there are added challenges. Companies in the sector tend to conduct extremely detailed interviews, not only discussing your personal experience and goals, but also asking about quality control and quality assurance practices, often in great detail. It can be an intimidating experience for graduates, but with the right knowledge and a little.. READ MORE »

Exciting News for AAPS: Now Recognized by the NANP!

  We are excited to announce that AAPS’ Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition, Health & Sports Science is now being recognized by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) as a recommended education program. Moving forward, students who have successfully completed the program will meet the educational standards required to become professional members of the NANP, and may apply to sit for the Board Exam in Holistic Nutrition. The NANP’s mission is to unify the holistic nutrition profession; educate and serve members; and protect the holistic professional’s right to practice. For more information about the NANP, click here. To see AAPS’.. READ MORE »