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Toronto Couple Cancels Wedding For A Good Cause

Image Source: http://www.ryerson.ca/lifelinesyria/AAPS faculty member Samantha Jackson recently made global headlines for her generosity. Jackson and her husband Farzin Yousefian are being celebrated for their decision to cancel their wedding and use the money to sponsor a Syrian family in Canada. Using their wedding funds and donations from friends and family they have been able to raise $22,000 of the $27,000 needed for their cause. You can help them reach their goal by donating online, visit the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge and select the couple’s names from the drop down menu. Congratulations go out to the happy couple for their.. READ MORE »

November 24, 2015

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U.S. Pharma Lawsuit Threatens Canadian Drug Pricing System

If you’re considering a career in pharmaceutical science, you may be motivated by a desire to help others heal. You may see how central medications are to the health of members of your community, and understand how, worldwide, quality of life is closely tied to access to pharmaceuticals. Vulnerable members of your community need skilled professionals to connect them with the medications that help them live life to the fullest—and in many cases, simply to live. But what happens when the prices for pharmaceuticals put them beyond the reach of those who need them most? That’s the question facing today’s.. READ MORE »

November 24, 2015

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4 Winter Tips for Food Safety Course Students

Between power outages, produce storage issues, and the various seasonal bugs floating around, the winter months can certainly cause a few issues for anyone working in the food service industry. That’s before even getting to the extra demands that the increased business during the holiday season typically brings. Food service professionals are run off their feet during the winter months, and safety concerns can sometimes take a back seat. Luckily, by utilizing their food handling training and focusing on potential problem areas, professionals working in the food safety industry don’t have to let their standard drop when the temperature does… READ MORE »

November 17, 2015

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Lest We Forget

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Remembrance Day is a day of memorial commemorating members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Today we wear our poppies proudly in support of all the brave heroes who have and continue to fight for this country so that we can live our lives in freedom. Lest we forget.

November 11, 2015

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5 Immune System Boosting Foods for Nutrition Training Students

People do all sorts of things to ward off illness during the winter months, like wrapping themselves up in warm blankets, taking cold medication, and receiving flu vaccines. However, one thing very few people think to do is change their diets in order to boost immunity. Exposure to cold weather lowers our core body temperatures, weakening our immune system and leaving us prone to colds and other seasonal bugs. There are a number of healthy foods that do wonders for rebuilding and strengthening immune systems. For nutrition students, adding extra immunity-boosting foods to meal plans during winter is important, as.. READ MORE »

November 10, 2015

How to Find Jobs in Food and Pharmaceutical Industries

Join us at York University next week to learn more about a potential career in food and pharmaceuticals! Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Location: York University’s Keele Campus,103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room) Get tips on: Job Search Strategies  Positions Available  Necessary Qualifications  Resumes and Interviews Tips How To Stand Out From the Competition and Get Noticed Please note due to limited seating, registration is required for this event. Call to Register at 416-502-2277 or email to info@aaps.ca

November 6, 2015

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Food Quality Control Spotlight: Shellfish

Often among the most expensively priced items in restaurants, shellfish, such as oysters, lobster, and mussels, are considered some of the finest culinary delicacies. However, they are also some the trickiest foods to prepare safely, and can carry harmful bacteria, viruses and biotoxins, which cause a number of illnesses, while shellfish allergies are also common. When dealing with shellfish, there are food safety risks at every stage of the food supply chain. Whether you’re pursuing a career in quality assurance and control, or working in a food serving environment, taking care when dealing with shellfish is essential. Want to know.. READ MORE »

November 3, 2015

What’s Happening in November

    Happy November! We can’t believe the year is almost coming to an end. This month, AAPS is busy hosting a number of workshops and training programs. From Dissolution School to the Food Handler Certificate course, November is filled with many exciting learning opportunities. Below we’ve highlighted a few workshops happening in upcoming weeks. If you’re interested in registering, contact us now! Batch Record Review and Investigation  Date: November 6, 2015 This one day course concentrates on the practical applications of GMP and SOPs from the batch record review process. Participants will be equipped with technical knowledge of compliance requirements and instructions for batch.. READ MORE »

November 2, 2015

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Taking Pharma Courses? 4 Treatment Facts About Seasonal Cold and Flu

Winter has its good points: glistening white snow, the holidays, and evenings relaxing in front of a warm fire. However, one thing no-one enjoys is the coughing, sneezing, aches and pains that go hand in hand with this time of year. In fact, these symptoms are a clear indication that we are approaching the dreaded flu season! With so many of us affected by these viruses on a year basis, it’s no surprise that millions of dollars worth of research goes into trialling pharmaceutical products to relieve symptoms of colds and flu each year. Many pharmaceutical college graduates go on.. READ MORE »

October 27, 2015

AAPS Success Stories: Sandra Mendoza

At AAPS we care about the success of our students. Following up with our graduates is a great way to see how their story has taken flight since their time at AAPS. Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. It’s inspiring to see how far hard work and dedication can transform one’s career. We recently caught up with Sandra Mendoza, an AAPS alum who had great news to share with us.   AAPS: What did you study at AAPS? Sandra: Clinical Research. AAPS: What did you value about your experience at AAPS? Sandra: The.. READ MORE »

October 26, 2015

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