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What’s On in January

Happy January! We can’t believe the New Year has already started. To kick-off 2016, we are hosting a number of exciting workshops and training programs. Below, we’ve listed the upcoming opportunities, some of them are even free! Be sure to have a look, and contact us as soon as possible to register. FREE: Food Technology, Safety and Quality Workshop Date: January 14, 2016 In this free workshop, instructor Pirouz Yousefian leads a discussion about a career in Food Technology, Safety and Quality. This workshop is designed to help students understand what a prospective career in Food Technology, Safety and Quality requires, but.. READ MORE »

Congratulations on Your Co-op Placements!

Congratulations go out to all AAPS students who have successfully secured co-op placements in the New Year. The experiences you will gain from these positions are tremendously valuable alongside your academic course work. With students finding placements with leaders in the Food and Pharmaceutical industry, AAPS is very proud of their achievements. AAPS Students have accepted placements in various positions at Sick Kids, Pharma Medica, QCL Compliance Laboratories, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Kisko Products Inc, Bento Sushi, Maple Leaf Foods and Zandi Food. Congratulations again! We cannot wait to hear about your experiences. To learn more about AAPS’ co-op placements, visit: http://bit.ly/1RkqwjR

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 »

Dean Bighash to Speak at Power Networking Event

Power Networking Event Date: August 27, 2015 Time: 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Committee Room 3, The North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6K8 We are thrilled to announce that AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs, Laleh Bighash, has been asked to speak at CAMP’s Power Networking Event on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Her talk, titled “Successful Job Search Strategies for a Head Start in Canada,” offers attendees the opportunity to learn effective strategies that will help jump start their career in the Canadian work environment. Sharing what she has learned from her experience as a newcomer,.. READ MORE »

AAPS Welcomes A New Faculty Member

AAPS is happy to announce the latest addition to our faculty, Mr. Dinesh Puravankara who will be teaching this term’s Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control program. For over a decade, Dinesh has been working for Coca-Cola LTD, currently taking on the role of Regional Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager. His previous employment includes working as a Plant Supervisor for Lucerne Foods in Burnaby, British Columbia, a Manufacturing Chemist for Reena Enterprises in Toronto, Ontario and a Production Supervisor for Nada Dairy in Saudi Arabia. He is an active member of the Canadian Beverage Association as well as the American Society for Quality.. READ MORE »

Students Begin A New Semester

This week students at AAPS begin a new academic term. AAPS is excited to share what our students will be learning in upcoming weeks. The term marks the beginning for AAPS’ Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices course where students will learn the history, rational and purpose behind GMP requirements. Students will be taught the importance of packaging, labeling, testing and control of pharmaceutical products. In our Laboratory series, students enrolled in AAPS Pharmaceutical Laboratory Testing course will be taught practical application of pharmaceutical analysis and techniques as well as Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). This particular course thoroughly prepares students for a pharmaceutical.. READ MORE »

New Post-Graduate Programs

The human body is an incredible machine capable of performing astonishing accomplishments in sport performance. Trainers, athletes and coaches around the world recognize the role nutrition plays in achieving success in sport. Whether it is enhancing recovery between competitions and workouts, developing optimal gains for training programs, achieving and maintain an ideal body weight or reducing the risk of injury, understanding the interaction between diet, health and exerciseis vital to succeed. AAPS is happy to announce our newest Post-Graduate Diploma in Nutrition, Health and Sportcreated for those who wish to extend their knowledge, advance their career or pursue research in.. READ MORE »

Students Discuss the Ethical Implications of Global Clinical Research for Pharmacovigilance

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a system that safely monitors the creation of pharmaceutical products is only part of the challenge a Clinical Research associate faces. Each country around the world encounters unique medical problems and chooses to respond to their health care needs in respective ways. Consideration of international health systems and cultural differences are required in the Global Studies of Pharmacovigilance. Last week, AAPS’ Global Clinical Research for Pharmacovigilance class discussed the ethical and scientific implications of Global Clinical Research. Students took the opportunity to discuss their professional experience working in a variety of international settings. The students engaged in a discussion about.. READ MORE »

Dean Laleh Bighash Speaks at the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Conference

On June 10, 2015 hundreds of attendees from all over Canada gathered for the second annual Canadian Marijuana for Medical Purposes Summit.  Various representatives from licensed producers to testing labs, lawyers and lobbying experts were in attendance to discuss the Canadian cannabis industry. COO and Dean of Pharmaceutical and Scientific Affairs Laleh Bighash was invited to speak at the conference about her extensive experience working with Health Canada and guiding clients through the application to become a Licensed Producer under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). The application to produce marihuana for medical purposes is strict and rigorous. A.. READ MORE »

Sanitation Program for Medical Marihuana

On June 5, 2015 AAPS hosted a Sanitation Program for Medical Marijuana Workshop. Led by AAPS’ Food Safety and Quality program coordinator, Pirouz Yousefian, the workshop was constructed to guide participants through Division 4 of the MMPR, Good Production Practices. Attendees were guided through the sanitation requirements suitable for Licensed Producers of Medical Marijuana and instructed on how to write, develop and install an effective sanitation program to ensure and maintain cleanly conditions. Preventative vs Reactive When it comes to dealing with contamination in laboratory settings, it is important to be implementing preventative measures rather than reactive. “Installing and developing an.. READ MORE »

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