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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

James Cook University’s seven in a row for graduate jobs

James Cook University has been awarded top marks for graduate employment for the seventh year in a row—and JCU is the only Queensland university to achieve the distinction for the past seven years.

James Cook University's seven in a row for graduate jobs

The Good Universities Guide confirms JCU graduates continue to be in high demand (Image via: JCU)

The authoritative tertiary education guide, the Good Universities Guide, confirms JCU graduates continue to be in high demand, with the university receiving 5 out of 5 stars for its graduates’ job prospects.

Only three Australian universities achieved the rating over the past seven years.

The rating means JCU is in the top 20% of universities whose graduates were employed full-time within four months of graduation.

74.9% of undergraduates from James Cook University find full-time employment within four months of graduating, higher than the national average (69.5%).

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the ratings underline the university’s strong performance in teaching and research.

“Our graduates continue to be in demand and are finding employment quickly.

“We know that our graduates are highly sought after, and to receive a five-star rating for graduate employment seven years in a row confirms JCU is providing its students with a high-quality education and very strong career prospects,” said Professor Harding.

“It’s a great achievement for James Cook University to be awarded five stars for graduate employment for seven consecutive years,” said Chris Lester, the CEO of the Good Education Group, which publishes the guide.

“It’s promising to see regional universities providing students with a great student experience, backed by strong graduate outcomes,” Mr Lester said.

The university again scored top marks (five stars) for “Learner Engagement”—the proportion of students who positively rated their engagement with learning at their university.

And for the first time, the guide also includes an in-depth breakdown of university ratings at a field of study level.

JCU has achieved 5 stars in a range of categories across 14 fields of study.

The Good Universities Guide has highlighted JCU’s key strengths in fields of study including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary science:

  • Pharmacy students are more satisfied with key measures of student experience than at any other university.
  • Dentistry graduates from James Cook University are better employed than from any other university.
  • Medicine graduates have a 100% employment rate.
  • Veterinary science students are more satisfied with Skills Development than at any other university and graduates and have the highest employment rates in the country.

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Find out more about studying at James Cook University.

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Meet OzTREKK and Australian universities this September!

In just a few weeks, we will be hosting our yearly Fall Study in Australia Fairs. Come chat with OzTREKK and Australian universities!

Don’t be shy—ask questions!

If you haven’t considered studying in Australia, let us show you why you should. Studying medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, physiotherapy or other professional degrees abroad is a big step, and many students can feel overwhelmed with their options. Discover the educational opportunities available in Australia and find out how to make it all work for you!

Beginning Sept. 18 at Wilfrid Laurier University, OzTREKK and our Australian university partners will be travelling across Canada to Canadian university campuses to help students learn more about their study options. Join us at an OzTREKK Fall Study in Australia Fair—and find out how you can make your career dreams become reality.

 Meet OzTREKK and Australian universities this September!

See you at the fairs Sept 18 – 29, 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University
Venue: Concourse
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Guelph University
Venue: Uni Centre Courtyard
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Toronto
Venue: Hart House, East Commons Room
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Western University
Venue: Courtyard
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

York University
Venue: Food Court
Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Saskatchewan
Venue: Arts Tunnel
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Calgary
Venue: MacEwan Centre, Food Court
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of Alberta
Venue: SUB, Food Court
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

University of British Columbia
Venue: AMS Nest, Lower Level
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Simon Fraser University
Venue: North Quad
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Staff will be available to speak to you about your program of interest, the university, your accommodation options, the scholarships available, and so much more!

Everyone is welcome to attend! Find out what it’s like to make Australia your education destination.

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If you have any questions about these upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

What are your study options? Find out at a Study in Australia Fair!

If you are considering studying medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, physiotherapy or other professional degrees, and aren’t sure how to make it all work for you, come to one of our upcoming Study in Australia Fairs!

Beginning tomorrow at Simon Fraser University, OzTREKK and our Australian university partners will be travelling across Canada to help students learn more about their study options! Join us at an OzTREKK Fall Study in Australia Fair—and find out how you can make your career dreams come true!

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See you at a Fall OzTREKK Study in Australia Fair!

Simon Fraser University

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: North Concourse

University of British Columbia

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Performance Theatre

University of Alberta

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Student Union Building

University of Calgary

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: MacEwan Centre

Carleton University

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Grad Fair, University Centre, 4th floor

Queen’s University

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Athletics & Recreation Centre

University of Toronto

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Hart House

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about your program of interest offered at Australian universities. Staff will be available to speak to you about your program, the university, your accommodation options, the scholarships available, and so much more!

Everyone is welcome to attend! No fee and no RSVP! Find out what it’s like to view the world from Down Under.

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If you have any questions about these upcoming OzTREKK Study in Australia Fairs, please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, November 9th, 2015

University of Sydney Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health subjects rank well

The University of Sydney was placed second in Australia and 33rd globally in the Times Higher Education subject rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health. This high rank is driven by strong performance in citations and research reputation.

Sydney Dental School

Study at the University of Sydney

This subject area encompasses the Sydney Medical School and includes significant contributions from the faculties of Science, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing.

The university has consistently ranked within the top 50 universities globally in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health in the Times Higher Education rankings since 2011.

The Times Higher Education made significant changes to their methodology this year, but the University of Sydney continues to remain securely within the top 50 institutions globally.

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Would you like more information about the programs offered at the University of Sydney? Contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

UQ Pharmacy online seminar tonight

UQ Pharmacy School’s Professor Greg Monteith will be hosting an online seminar tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 24, specifically for OzTREKK students who are interested in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at the University of Queensland.

UQ Pharmacy School

Study pharmacy at the UQ School of Pharmacy!

UQ Pharmacy School Online Seminar Details

This webinar will be designed to give students more detailed information about the Bachelor of Pharmacy program, the UQ Pharmacy School and its state-of-the-art facilities, placements, graduate outcomes, and credit transfers.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
Time: 8 p.m. (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time)

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For your online seminar registration details, be sure to contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

About Credit Transfers

Many international students with prior study (especially those with a science background) are able to enter directly into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. If credit is awarded, students can undertake an additional course in their first and second semester of enrollment and complete the program in three years instead of four. Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady will be attending this seminar and can answer your questions about credit transfers!

It’s not too late to apply!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2014

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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For more information about this upcoming UQ Pharmacy School online seminar, log-in information, and about credit transfers in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Sydney Pharmacy lab gets a new-age remedy

The pharmacy dispensing lab at the University of Sydney has been transformed into a modern and interactive space that is preparing students for real-world pharmacy practice.

University of Sydney  Pharmacy School

You can study pharmacy at the University of Sydney!

Last refurbished more than 50 years ago, the lab now features a computer for each student, a contemporary audiovisual system with streaming capability and a new configuration that has increased class capacity to 60 from 45. According to Associate Professor Parisa Aslani, this year’s upgrade has transformed the atmosphere of the lab, not to mention the behaviour of the students.

“It has changed from that ‘vintage classroom’ feel to something that’s comfortable and modern,” says Parisa, who coordinates fourth-year integrated dispensing practice in the lab. “I think the students are working cleaner and quicker and behaving differently because they feel more like professional pharmacists.”

The dispensing lab is located in the Pharmacy and Bank Building, next to the Quadrangle on Camperdown Campus. Due to the history of the space and the fondness with which it is remembered by alumni, the refurbishment focused on retaining and restoring the unique heritage features of the space, such as the gabled ceiling and large windows. As well as retaining the heritage feel, the space contains the latest safety equipment and allows for innovative and contemporary teaching methods.

Parisa has been a full-time teacher and researcher in the Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy since 1999, and is enjoying seeing the positive difference the refurbishment is already making on teaching and learning in the lab.

“For an academic lead it’s great because we’ve now got two projector screens and a camera at the front, so we can demonstrate techniques more efficiently,” says Parisa. “The lab itself is also set out in a more logical way—previously you felt like you were getting in the students’ way when you walked around.”

One of the highlights of Parisa’s job is seeing students learn and progress, and producing quality pharmacists by the end of their studies.

“It’s very satisfying when the penny drops for those students, when they go beyond thinking they just have to study for the sake of getting marks to thinking, ‘I have to be a competent pharmacist, and I have to think about my patients and be responsible for what I’m doing.'”

Fourth-year student Geoff Wills looks forward to one day owning or getting involved in a community pharmacy that not only supplies medication, but provides education and support for patients in their treatment regimes. He is enjoying practicing dispensing in the new facilities in his final year of study.

“Having a dispensing computer for every student is a breath of fresh air,” he says. “Not only does the lab look professional, functional and hi-tech, it’s also an inspiring environment to learn about pharmacy.”

About the Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

The Bachelor of Pharmacy requires four years of full-time study. There are two semesters and one entry period per year. Major topics studied include chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy.

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2014

Apply to Sydney Pharmacy School!

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Do you have questions about Sydney Pharmacy School and about studying pharmacy at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Monash pharmacy PhD student named Victorian Young Achiever

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD student, Lori Ferrins, has won the Science and Technology prize in the 2014 Victorian Young Achiever Awards.

Ms Ferrins won the award from a strong field of nominees and was one of seven category winners announced in front of 330 guests at the Medallion room at Etihad stadium.

Monash Pharmacy School

Study pharmacy at Monash University

Her PhD which focuses on the design of new drugs to treat human African trypanosomiasis, known as African sleeping sickness, clearly impressed the judges and it is an illness Lori believes flies under the radar.

“This parasitic disease is devastating to many isolated communities across Africa and once a village is affected by the disease it is very difficult to prevent cross-infection and this leads to the eventual destruction of the entire community.

“The overarching goal of the project is to uncover a novel, safe and potent compound that could be used in the treatment and it is this goal that drives us to complete the research,” she said.

While Lori is clearly a rising star, she is quick to heap praise on her colleagues from Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“I am truly honoured to have received this award, the quality of the work from the other finalists was exceptionally high and the fact that I have won is something I am really proud of.

“I am a part of a great team and I could not have achieved my research outcomes without the support and guidance of Dr Raphael Rahmani, a research fellow also working on the project,” she said.

Lori’s supervisor Professor Jonathan Baell described the accolade as a just reward for her commitment and hard work.

“Lori is a young researcher with a very bright future. This award acknowledges her research and it is great to see one of our up and comers singled out as one of the best,” he said.

With less than 12 months before finishing her PhD, Lori has her eyes set on a future in medicinal chemistry and is hoping a career in research will lead her overseas.

“Once I have completed my PhD, I would like to gain further experience by travelling to do a post doc in medicinal chemistry.”

Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash Pharmacy School engages in world-class research and has a long history as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The faculty’s curriculum is purpose designed for the study of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and taught by discipline experts.

Home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Medication Use and Safety, the faculty is internationally recognized for its contribution to research in the pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice fields.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical scientists are experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines. They play a key role in improving human health and well-being by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments.

They understand the impact of medicines on the body and diseases. They’re also experts in bringing safe and effective products to market.

If you enjoy solving problems, love chemistry or biology, and want to improve human health, then a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science could be your calling. It equips you to work in the pharmaceutical science and biomedical fields.

Find out more about Monash Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.

Apply to the Monash University Pharmacy School!

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Find out more about Monash University Pharmacy School and about studying pharmacy! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Monash to receive new pharmaceutical science laboratory

A world-class translational pharmaceutical science laboratory will be established at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Parkville and will be the first of its kind in Australia.

Directly supporting capacity building, skills growth and education development, the new Translational Research Lab has been made possible by a landmark grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMSTrust).

The $1.2-million grant from the HMSTrust enables $1.1 million of in-kind contributions from industry partners PerkinElmer and Shimadzu and a further $350,000 contribution from the McCallMacBain Foundation to build state-of-the-art facilities at the precinct.

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Director Professor Bill Charman thanked the HMSTrust for their foresight, generosity and vision in establishing the new facility. He said the facilities and capabilities would support individual projects to make the giant translational leap from a research project to a new medicine.

Professor Charman also thanked the industry partners for their support and collaborative approach to establishing a translational laboratory that was otherwise beyond the financial capabilities of any of the individual partners, and added that the objective of the lab would be to support the development of new medicines that would improve global access to life-saving medicines while at the same time providing world-class industry-standard training to the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists.

“This platform will be open access and allow Victorian researchers to continue the development of their projects within Australia,” Professor Chairman said.

Lab Director Dr Michelle McIntosh said the lab would be used to evaluate key parameters influencing product stability such as storage conditions, humidity and packaging.

“It is a wonderful addition to Victoria’s research infrastructure,” she said.

HMSTrust Chairman Darvell Hutchinson AM said the Trust was honoured to give its support to Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the laboratory, as part an ongoing partnership.

Mr Hutchinson said the Trust’s support of MIPS began in 2007, with a grant of $50,000 to purchase equipment that established key analytical capability leading to the ground-breaking Inhaled Oxytocin project.

“The Trust has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with Monash University over many years, and this new grant takes our total support to in excess of $3.3 million,” Mr Hutchinson said. “This grant marks a special celebration for the HMSTrust. It is the first Social Impact Lead Grant in our Health Advancement Program of our new grant making policy.

“The Trust is thrilled that our grant of $1.2 million has enabled MIPS to secure a level of major international support that will establish the Laboratory as a unique resource for Victoria, Australia and beyond.”

Research programs that are likely to be conducted at the new facility include projects such as is the Inhaled Oxytocin project, which is developing a new medicine that could save the lives of tens of thousands of women who die each year at childbirth from postpartum haemorrhage.

Dr McIntosh said the research was investigating the effectiveness of inhaling oxytocin in a bid to overcome the challenges associated with the current injectable product, which includes the need to store oxytocin in refrigerated conditions, and is not often feasible in low resource settings.

“An inhaled product would negate the need for cold chain storage, remove the risk of needle stick injuries and could be used by all levels of healthcare workers,” she said.

The laboratory will officially open in early 2015.

Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash Pharmacy School engages in world-class research and has a long history as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The faculty’s curriculum is purpose designed for the study of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and taught by discipline experts.

Home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Medication Use and Safety, the faculty is internationally recognized for its contribution to research in the pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice fields.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical scientists are experts in the chemistry, biology and biotechnology required to design and develop medicines. They play a key role in improving human health and well-being by researching and developing reliable, accessible and effective treatments. They understand the impact of medicines on the body and diseases. They’re also experts in bringing safe and effective products to market.

If you enjoy solving problems, love chemistry or biology, and want to improve human health, then a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science could be your calling. It equips you to work in the pharmaceutical science and biomedical fields.

Find out more about Monash Pharmacy School’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.

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Find out more about Monash University Pharmacy School and about studying pharmacy in Australia. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Officer Rachel Brady by emailing rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

About the UQ School of Pharmacy Alumni Network

When you graduate from the University of Queensland, you become part of a global network of some 150,000 graduates, or alumni. Every past student of the university is a valued member of the alumni community. The UQ School of Pharmacy alumni network seeks to establish mutually beneficial links between graduates of the school, the university and the wider community.

UQ Pharmacy School

State-of-the-art facilities at PACE

The UQ School of Pharmacy Alumni network allows students to stay connected with the university and take an active role in the rich university life of UQ through social, educational and intellectual activities.

Some of the benefits of Alumni membership:

  • Maintain valuable links with pharmacy industry, allied health professionals, community organisations, fellow alumni and UQ through social, educational and intellectual activities.
  • Networking with past students, staff and industry professionals through invitations to alumni functions, professional seminars and conferences
  • Opportunities for professional development through invitations to continuing education courses and lectures
  • Stay connected with your graduating class through reunions, social events, school newsletters and Graduate Connect magazine
  • Reduced rates for library access
  • Email for life
  • Continued access to UQ Employment Services
  • Reduced rates for internet access via UQ Connect
  • Reduced rates for membership to UQ Sport
  • Membership to the UQ Staff and Graduates Club

Graduates from all programs—both undergraduate and postgraduate—become part of the Alumni Network automatically. If you have been out of contact with the school or the university, your are encouraged to update your details so that the UQ School of Pharmacy can stay in touch, and keep you informed on what is happening within the school, and at PACE!

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2014

Apply to the University of Queensland Pharmacy School!

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Learn more about studying pharmacy at the UQ Pharmacy School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at  1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

UQ Pharmacy online seminar tomorrow

UQ Pharmacy School’s Professor Greg Monteith will be hosting an online seminar specifically for OzTREKK students who are interested in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at the University of Queensland! Be sure to get your registration details from OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

UQ Pharmacy School

UQ Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE).

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time)

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This webinar will be designed to give students more detailed information about the Bachelor of Pharmacy program, the UQ Pharmacy School and its state-of-the-art facilities, placements, graduate outcomes, and credit transfers.

About the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) Program at UQ

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2014

Apply to the UQ Pharmacy School!

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For more information about this upcoming UQ Pharmacy School online seminar, log-in information, and about credit transfers in the Bachelor of Pharmacy program, contact OzTREKK’s Australian Pharmacy Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free at 1-866-698-7355.