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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 want to thank you for all the support and mentorship that was constantly provided to me throughout my time studying at AAPS. Throughout my undergraduate studies at UofT, I knew I wanted a career in pharmaceuticals, unfortunately I did not have the industrial knowledge nor skills required to enter the industry, especially as a new graduate. During my undergrad, I attended a networking event hoping to get some guidance from industry professions, and that’s where I met Laleh and Jason.. READ MORE »

January 7, 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, 2017 was the year I entered Toronto as an immigrant from Nepal. It was a complete change in the culture, lifestyle and working environment in comparison to my previous experience. Although I came to Canada with my Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy, I didn’t have knowledge of how things work in Canada in the Pharmaceutical industry. I decided to bridge the gap with a Post-graduate diploma here in Toronto. Among number of colleges I reached out to, AAPS came to stand out.. READ MORE »

January 2, 2019

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3 Tips for Preparing for the Food Handler Exam

If you dream of working in the food industry, there’s a world of opportunity that awaits. Whether you want to open your own place, or work in the bustling kitchen of an established restaurant, a career in the food industry can be a lot of fun. However, to access these careers you need to have passed the food handler exam and obtained your certification. There’s an important reason for this: food handling practices can have a big impact on the safety of the foods we consume. An item that has been improperly stored, left at the incorrect temperature, or handled.. READ MORE »

January 1, 2019

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Understanding Carbohydrates: A Guide for Students in Nutrition and Health Programs

If you’ve ever felt confused about carbohydrates, we can’t say we blame you. Few nutrients seem to attract as much conflicting claims as carbohydrates do. You may have heard some people claim that it’s best to avoid carbohydrates at all costs, while others will tell you a high-carb diet is actually healthiest! On top of that, you may have heard terms like complex carbohydrates, simple carbohydrates, total carbohydrates, and so on. We’re here to clear up some of the confusion. If you’re considering enrolling in a health and nutrition program, here’s a small taste of what carbohydrates are and why.. READ MORE »

December 25, 2018

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4 Common Challenges to Address as You Apply for a Cannabis Retail Licence

While recreational cannabis was legalized across Canada in October, the first brick-and-mortar cannabis retail stores in Ontario won’t launch until April 1, 2019. That means if you want to be among the first cannabis retailers in Ontario, you still have time. In 2017, Canadians spent $3 billion on cannabis, more than what we spend on tobacco and about the same as we spend on beer. Clearly, cannabis represents a significant and rare business opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs. However, cannabis sales are tightly regulated and to get started in this industry you will need to have the required government licences. Here.. READ MORE »

December 18, 2018

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Smart Packaging: A Quick Overview for Students in Pharmaceutical Training

The pharmaceutical industry is an innovative and rapidly evolving sector, but one area of advancement that some pharmaceutical students may be less familiar with is the recent and ongoing development of smart packaging. Smart packaging can be used for a number of purposes. It could help increase patient compliance, which is a benefit not only for pharmaceutical companies but also for patients themselves. It could offer a form of validation to help consumers steer clear of counterfeit drugs, which can pose substantial health risks. It could also offer consumers information about whether a product has been tampered with and whether.. READ MORE »

December 11, 2018

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Want to Become a Cannabis Retailer? Here’s How Consulting Services Could Help You Get Started

Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that setting up a cannabis retail store is suddenly easy. Because of extremely strict government regulations, Canada is actually among the most difficult jurisdictions in the world to open up a dispensary. If you’re looking to set up a cannabis shop, doing it alone can be a daunting task. But tough regulations shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your dream of breaking into the lucrative cannabis industry. Statistics Canada estimates that in the last three months of 2018 alone, Canadians will spend more than $1 billion on cannabis… READ MORE »

December 4, 2018

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Why People Take Part in Clinical Trials: An Overview for Students in Clinical Research Training

Clinical trials play a vital role in advancing medical and scientific research. They are a necessary step for developing new drugs or treatments and for better understanding specific illnesses. If you pursue a career in clinical research, you may find yourself helping out in a clinical study in a number of ways, such as by coordinating studies or by serving as a monitor on one. You may also find yourself wondering why people choose to volunteer for clinical studies. The truth is that every person who volunteers for a study is unique and they all have their own reasons for.. READ MORE »

November 27, 2018

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Crafting the Perfect Cover Letter After Pharmaceutical School

There is much to look forward to when pursuing a career in pharmaceuticals. You’ll be entering a cutting-edge field always seeking to improve and uncover innovative new treatments. You’ll have the opportunity to challenge yourself and grow professionally. And perhaps most important of all, you’ll have the opportunity to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of others. What many students and graduates may not look forward to is the job application process, whether navigating interviews or trying to craft the perfect cover letter. Fortunately, caring colleges offer plenty of services to students. At AAPS, students even have.. READ MORE »

November 20, 2018

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4 Reasons Why You Might Be an Excellent fit for Food Safety Training

Trying to decide on the right career path can seem daunting. After all, it’s important to choose a career that is well suited to your strengths and values, and that has the potential to feel fulfilling. Whether you’re looking to make the transition from a job you don’t enjoy or are looking to switch careers entirely, there’s a lot to think about. Fortunately, there are some signs that could mean you’d love a career in food safety. Here are just some of the reasons why you might want to consider this career path. 1. You Enjoy Learning About Food For.. READ MORE »

November 13, 2018

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