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Pro Athletes + Vegan Diets? A Modern Nutritionist’s Certificate at Work

Think it’s impossible for a pro athlete to go vegan? Learn how nutritionists are making vegan diet plans work in all kinds of sports—from body building to endurance training and beyond!

October 20, 2015

Free Upcoming Workshop

Workshop: How To Find Jobs in the Food and Pharmaceutical Industry Date: Thursday, October 22nd 2015 Time: 6:00-7:30 pm Location: Mississauga Central Library CL3, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3 This week on Thursday, October 22, 2015, AAPS will be hosting a free workshop at the Mississauga Central Library. Led by AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs, Laleh Bighash, this two hour workshop will highlight successful job search strategies in Food, Pharmaceuticals and other related industries. Interested in learning more about these industries, the types of positions available and how to apply but don’t know where to start? AAPS.. READ MORE »

October 19, 2015

AAPS Presents: Dissolution School

AAPS has created a new one week training program designed to equip students with an understanding of the fundamentals of Dissolution Theory and Dissolution Testing. This program, called Dissolution School, launches on November 16 till November 20, 2015 and has been structured to provide students with real-world, tangible knowledge on a variety of dissolution testing principles and the essential elements of dissolution profiling. “In one short week, you can add this essential pharmaceutical technique to your resume,”  says program coordinator and instructor, Jason Chu. “This training program will teach participants how to use dissolution techniques necessary in many entry level positions.” Find out more.. READ MORE »

October 16, 2015

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Apply Your Quality Assurance Training as a Product Tester

Consumers are becoming more informed in their food choices than ever before. These days, the average shopper reads every label on the products they buy, comparing nutritional value details as well as safety and allergy information. Governments around the globe have also begun imposing very strict regulations and health guidelines on the food industry, so companies must be more vigilant than ever when it comes to food quality control. For those interested in careers in food safety, this growing awareness means that they can look forward to greater opportunities in their chosen career. If you’re planning to pursue a food.. READ MORE »

October 13, 2015

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Considering HPLC Training? 5 Common Contaminants to Avoid

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is a technique used to analyze samples in a variety of industries, from biological to environmental to industrial and beyond—even throughout the food, drink, and pharmaceutical industries. To master HPLC, you must learn to use chemical techniques to study organic and inorganic compounds in order to analyze their chemical properties. Specialized training can teach you safe and effective ways to identify, separate, quantify, and ultimately purify a wide variety of chemical compounds, regardless of their volatility or stability. But with the risk of impurities ever present, it’s important to ensure contaminants don’t sabotage your future.. READ MORE »

October 6, 2015

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The Benefits of Improved Traceability: A Food Safety Student’s Guide

Today’s consumers want to know more about the health and safety of their food. The “farm-to-table” or “factory-to-table” movement has consumers expecting comprehensive information about where food comes from and how it is handled. In a word: traceability. Increasing traceability is now a collaborative effort among today’s businesses, trade associations, industry groups, and regulatory agencies. Food quality assurance professionals are driven by government regulations and consumer pressure to promote improved traceability using consistent, interoperable data-sharing processes based on global standards. If you are planning to pursue a food safety career, read on to learn the benefits of traceability in today’s food.. READ MORE »

September 29, 2015

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Clinical Research Experts Debate the Health Benefits of Chocolate

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ve likely heard the recent rumour that chocolate is good for your health. If you decide to pursue a career in clinical research, you’ll be doing the work that ensures such claims are valid, bringing new and tasty truths to light. In-depth clinical research reveals that cocoa is indeed healthy as it contains flavonoid and flavonol compounds; toxin-destroying antioxidants. But is that enough to counteract chocolate’s unhealthy fattening effects and justify a new, healthy reputation? Read on to learn what clinical research reveals about chocolate’s controversial health claims. Chocolate’s Benefits Proven through Clinical Research.. READ MORE »

September 22, 2015

AAPS' 2015 Graduation

Celebrating Our Graduates

  This past weekend, AAPS celebrated the hard work and achievements of our most recent graduates. Friends, family and faculty gathered to acknowledge the success of AAPS students graduating from programs such as Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Food, Technology, Safety and Quality and Clinical Research. “Every day when I go home, I am inspired by every one of you,” Dean of Scientific Affairs, Laleh Bighash told the group. “You inspire me to be better and to look at life challenges as something I can tackle. I feel very honored and very privileged to meet and get to know all of you.” Congratulations Students!.. READ MORE »

September 21, 2015

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Starting Pharmaceutical School? 5 Tips for Success

Find out how proper planning, organization, and more will prepare you for the most successful and productive pharmaceutical school year.

September 15, 2015

AAPS Students Learn the Benefits of Social Media

Last week, Greg George of Monster.ca visited AAPS  to speak on the benefits of using social media while searching for the perfect job. AAPS students joined George as he presented strategies and resources that can assist them in finding better employment opportunities. While it is important to use online employment resources like Monster.ca and Indeed.ca, George revealed the inherent value of connecting with companies on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Keeping up-to-date and aware of a company’s web presence often grants prospective employees a better understanding of that company and provides organic access to prospective employment opportunities. AAPS students were.. READ MORE »

September 14, 2015

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