Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pharmacy school nearly ready

From the Waterloo (Ont.) Record:
Dr. Jake Thiessen walks through a muddy parking lot in a busy construction site and steps into a signature building in the city's core -- the University of Waterloo's school of pharmacy.

At King and Victoria streets, the $52-million building is the most visible and tangible sign of progress in the City of Kitchener's long-running campaign to bolster the downtown.

Thiessen is the founding director of the school, and these days he walks around the site with a feeling of exhilaration.

"It is a terrific thing to be part of something from the ground up," he said yesterday during a tour of the building. "I was blessed with the privilege of starting with a blank slate and dreaming of what could be." ...more

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