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  1. What's interesting about nursing is that (in BC as far as I know) there's been a lot of advocacy and barganing work done by the nurses' union. I wonder if a similar organization would be helpful for community and hospital pharmacists (separate organizations for each) to mitigate the current trends with wage reduction/poor job growth/harsh work in BC, Ontario, and other affected provinces. I realise that in order to be successful there would effectively need to be unanimity amongst pharmacists, that's an important discussion on its own. There's also some who hold the opinion that unions promote laziness and "protect the weak". However I am struggling to think of other measures that can be used to protect the pharmacy profession from the trends I just mentioned. It's also possible that this a problem that cannot be addressed through unionization. I've only done preliminary research at this point (based off what some American states have done), but I'm wondering if anyone has any knowledge they'd want to chip in on this idea. I hope this made sense, sorry if anything's unclear.

  2. Just got my acceptance this afternoon! Stoked to meet y'all (virtually) in the fall :wub:
    OOP applicant, mountain lassie from BC. Finished undergrad before applying. Have worked in a handful of pharmacies for roughly five years.

    2yr oGPA: 3.77
    prereq GPA: 2.87. Shit the bed at the start of UG & did pretty trash in MICR, BIOL and PHGY. Took a handful of 300/400 level BCHM and PHAR courses to compensate.

    For those of you still waiting, I'm sorry if you feel anxious or stressed. I know it's easier said than done, but please don't lose hope. Best of luck to everyone here. :D

    Side note: I am wondering if anyone happens to have any pointers about the rental market for students in Edmonton (specifically, winter sublets or even month to month agreements). If you would like to DM me with any pointers I would be very grateful. Cheers

  3. On 7/1/2020 at 11:50 AM, hkc said:

    Congrats! I got waitlisted and am very anxious. When is the deadline to accept your offer? I kind of want to have an idea of if and when the waitlisted individuals will be notified. 

    The letter has been put up (apply.usask.ca) and we have until 15th Jul to decide. I hope this helps :) 

  4. 8 hours ago, hkc said:

    Congrats! I got waitlisted and am very anxious. When is the deadline to accept your offer? I kind of want to have an idea of if and when the waitlisted individuals will be notified. 

    I'm sorry to hear about that. Hopefully there will be some movement this year. The initial emails from the dean didn't include an acceptance timeline unfortunately. I have no idea if that info could be elsewhere on the PAWS site though. I'll try to update as soon as I can with the timeline info.

  5. 4 hours ago, 1738 said:

    does anyone else's "final grades" still say "not received"? i sent email on monday and randi said grades will be retrieved this week (for IP) but mine still says not received.

    Yup, still says "not received" on my end (for the official transcript), however I'm also an OOP applicant.

  6. 21 hours ago, Sun444 said:

    So I just did my interview and as I got to question 4, the video stopped loading!! I waited for a bit but then had to refresh the page. It worked after I refreshed but now I am worried coz we are told not to refresh the browser. Has this happened to anyone? I've emailed Angela about it just now.

    Sorry to hear ab the situation. Hasn't happened to me, but it sounds like you did the right thing by emailing them (and explaining your scenario). I wouldn't worry :)

  7. 3 hours ago, PharmDB said:

    Hi I’m a first year student! I really don’t know if there’s a benefit or not. I did my interview on the day it was due. I know many students that waited until the last two days to do it. If I were to wager a guess, I’d say it doesn’t matter when you do it. Best of luck! 

    Thank you for sharing. If you don't mind, what format do you think is better for the written interview questions, point form or paragraph? I'd imagine point form would be easier for the committee to read, so I'd be more inclined towards that.

  8. On 5/4/2020 at 11:22 AM, needsomehelp said:

    Does anyone know if there are practice interview questions I can find? I thought I heard from last year that there r practice q on the uni website? I might be mistaken! Thx in advance :))

    Yes :) There are many practice questions available through the assessment platform (Kira). You can access the link through your UAlberta email (assigned to you through your CCID). If you're using chrome, make sure any VPN or adblock extensions are switched off. Let me know if anything's unclear. Good luck!

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