Meet Our Waterloo Team
The S2BN team at the University of Waterloo works collaboratively to host events for pharmacy and graduate students looking to enhance their skillset and prepare themselves for the workforce after completing their graduate studies.
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Emil is a second-year Pharmacy Student at the University of Waterloo. Before starting the PharmD program, he completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Ottawa. He has over five years of experience working in telecommunication and a year of pharmacy and hospital work. He is passionate about self-care, mental health, and equity of access to health care. Emil got the chance to connect with multiple pharmaceutical companies to expand drug access to Canadians by completing his first CO-OP term at Health Canada’s Special Access Programme. As the president, Emil wishes to promote the role of pharmacists in the industry world.
Youssef is a current second-year Pharmacy Student at the University of Waterloo. Prior to starting the PharmD program, he completed two years of Honours Science at the University of Waterloo with Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) status awarded to 24 outstanding high school students. He is both a student of pharmacy and a clinical research assistant at the school, with proven success in and out of the classroom. Youssef is quite fascinated by the sheer number of entrepreneurial opportunities found within the realm of pharmacy and hopes to involve himself in it as much and as early as possible. As a responsible and effective leader with patients and colleagues alike, he plans to use his role as Vice President to share his passion for both pharmacy and business and immerse his classmates in events of interest to them!
Steven is a second year PharmD student at the University of Waterloo. Prior to pharmacy school, he completed three years in the Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences Coop program at McMaster University. He’s done an eight-month coop term at Paraza Pharma where he worked on a research project exploring new treatment options for diabetic retinopathy and a four-month internship at the University of Toronto Pharmacology and Toxicology department where he helped conduct research using rat models to explore the effects that certain psychoactive drugs have on the brain. He has both community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy experience and is looking to learn more about the roles pharmacists can play in the pharmaceutical industry by getting involved at S2BN!
Avery is a first-year pharmacy student at the University of Waterloo. Prior to starting the PharmD program, she completed three years of Biomedical Science at the University of Windsor. She became fascinated with the wide range of opportunities present in the pharmaceutical industry and is looking forward to gaining more industry experience throughout her time as a PharmD candidate. Avery is excited about her role as the Marketing Director for S2BN and is looking forward to guiding connections between students and roles within the industry.
Kirillos is a first year PharmD candidate at the University of Waterloo. He has previously completed 2 years of undergraduate Honours Science studies at the university. His experience in the field of pharmacy ranges, covering community health services as well as financial analysis with regards to accounting. Having recently held a HOSA UW finance VP position, he is excited to work with the team to help connect students to a network of driven leaders in the industry practice in order for the collective to gain more exposure in our common field of interest and work together to strive towards this common goal through his roles and responsibilities.
Reema is a PharmD candidate at the University of Waterloo. Prior to entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program, she completed two years of the Honours Science program at the University of Waterloo with Conditional Admission to Pharmacy status, a distinction reserved for a select group of outstanding high school applicants. Her background includes being involved with Stem Cell Club, where as the President she raised awareness for the need for stem cell donors in our community and hosted registry drives. Reema is passionate about advocating for the value pharmacists bring to workplaces outside of the community practise. As the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee chapter representative, Reema is excited to be involved with developing best practises to create an inclusive environment for all!