Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Apotex Inc. donates $1.5 million to college of pharmacy

From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix:
The University of Saskatchewan's college of pharmacy received its largest-ever single donation on Tuesday.

Apotex Inc., the country's largest pharmaceutical company, announced a $1.5-million gift to the college.

The bulk of the money will help fund research and provide support for graduate students, but $250,000 has been earmarked for an improved practice laboratory for pharmacy students.

"The lab is great," said Jessica Gagatek, a pharmacy student entering her second year at the college.

"It's a non-invasive way of gaining experience that gives students the confidence to go into a workplace setting."

On Tuesday, Gagatek helped demonstrate the kind of hands-on learning that occurs in the lab by showing Apotex president Jack Kay how to properly take a prescribed dose of penicillin. ...more

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