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How to Get a Career in the Cannabis Industry

Want a job in the Cannabis industry? Find out how to make it happen. Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Time:5:00 PM Location: AAPS College – Suite 200, 200 Consumers Road, Toronto Contact: info@aaps.ca | 416-502-2277 This workshop will help those interested in expanding their knowledge on the opportunities the emerging Cannabis industry has to offer. Attendees are offered the chance to learn more about job search strategies, the positions available, and required skills. All are welcome.

March 29, 2019

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3 Facts About the International Food Safety Conference for Food Technology Diploma Students

The First International Food Safety Conference is bringing attention to the issue of food safety. Here’s what students in food quality training should know.

March 26, 2019

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Want to Open a Cannabis Dispensary? What to Know About New Staff Training Rules

The provincial government has long promised that all employees of cannabis retail stores, including those who hold a Retail Store Authorization or a Cannabis Retail Manager Licence, will have to pass an employee training program approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Recently, the details of that training program, which is called CannSell Certification, were announced. Let’s take a look at what this certification program covers and what it means for anyone interested in opening a cannabis dispensary. CannSell Certification Takes 4 Hours and Can Be Taken Entirely Online The CannSell Certification is offered through cannabis technology.. READ MORE »

March 19, 2019

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Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear AAPS, I attended AAPS in October 2017 in QA/QC Pharmaceutical Sciences. I loved the program. It helped me to see how the Pharmaceutical industry works. I recently got hired at Taro Pharmaceuticals Canada. The skills I learned at AAPS are the skills I needed for my current position as a QC Prep Chemist. I’m very grateful to all the amazing staff at AAPS. Elizabeth Wademan Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control Graduate SEE MORE: Student Success Story!

March 14, 2019

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3 Things to Know About Probiotics for Students in a Nutrition Diploma Program

Probiotics are popular for their potential health benefits. If you’re undergoing sport and nutrition training, here’s what you should know about probiotics.

March 12, 2019

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What Pharmaceutical School Grads Should Know About Pharmacokinetics vs. Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) are two core concepts of pharmacology and they are especially important for drug safety and pharmacovigilance. These concepts tell researchers a lot about how drugs move in and interact with the human body, which in turn helps scientists, doctors, and pharmacists know how drugs can be used safely by patients. Below we will compare PK and PD and take a look at why they are both so important for creating safe and effective pharmaceuticals. Both PK and PD Are Equally Important for Pharmacovigilance Certificate Students to Know Both PK and PD are considered to be.. READ MORE »

March 5, 2019

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Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear AAPS, AAPS has helped me realize my dream of working in the Medical Cannabis industry through their amazing teaching techniques and overall support. I wouldn’t be able to be where I am now without them! Christopher G Short Cannabis – Management, Quality and Laboratory Graduate SEE MORE: Student Success Story!

March 4, 2019

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Considering Food Safety Certification? Check Out the New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

On January 15, 2019, the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) went into effect and they apply to many businesses that export food across provincial or international borders. It’s an important milestone in food safety, and it’s meant to improve safety even further, while also adding in several other benefits to businesses. Let’s take a look at why the SFCR is important, why it’s being implemented, and what the changes mean for food businesses and your career. The SFCR Is Designed to Standardize Food Safety Regulations Previously, 14 sets of regulations governed the food industry, such as Meat Inspection.. READ MORE »

February 26, 2019

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Want to Apply for a Cannabis Dispensary Licence? Increased Production Could Create New Opportunities

If you’ve been following Canada’s cannabis legalization, you might have heard about issues that stores have been having with shortages. In fact, you may even be considering applying for a cannabis dispensary licence but are waiting until these shortages subside before taking the leap. That hesitation is understandable, but the good news is that there is reason to believe that cannabis shortages may soon be a thing of the past. With companies ramping up production, new opportunities could become available. Increase in Production Capacity Could Help Address Supply Issues Legal cannabis is still a very new industry, so it’s not.. READ MORE »

February 19, 2019

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What Students in Regulatory Affairs Courses Should Know About the USMCA Trade Deal

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a free trade deal recently signed between North America’s three largest countries. Once ratified, it will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and it has major implications for the pharmaceutical industry, especially in terms of intellectual property rights. In its current form, the USMCA could significantly change how pharmaceutical companies sell their products in Canada. Here’s what you need to know about the USMCA if you’re studying regulatory affairs. The USMCA Will Extend Patent Protections for Biologics to 10 Years The USMCA will extend the patent protection period for biologics—which are pharmaceutical.. READ MORE »

February 12, 2019

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