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P2 students makes sense of pharmacy

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Debora Maea graduated with a Bachelor of Science on Saturday 12 May 2018, continuing her study of medicines as a second year student at the School of Pharmacy.

Debora’s nana first introduced her to the world of pharmacy when she contacted the local pharmacy in the Cook Islands to help find her a summer job. Debora worked with a pharmacist there, who recognised her interest in medicine.

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School of Pharmacy's inaugural whānau hui

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

The School of Pharmacy saw nine Māori tauira (students) graduate this year, initiating the first, whānau (family) hui (gathering), prior to the Health Science Māori Graduation Function and the School of Pharmacy Graduation Function on Friday 8th December 2017.

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Te Puna Kaitaka encourage te reo Māori

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Te Puna Kaitaka (Māori Students Pharmacy Association) held a quiz night on Tuesday 12 September to create awareness for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (the week of speaking Māori).

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Years of postgrad study culminates in Master's degree for specialist pharmacist

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Rajeshni has been a specialist paediatric pharmacist at Kidz First Hospital in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, since 2009.

Since graduating with her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the school in 2002, she has accumulated a wealth of experience in a wide variety of pharmacy practice in hospital and community pharmacy both in New Zealand and the UK and, together with continual postgraduate study, has achieved the necessary skills for her role.

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Wellington pharmacist goes full-circle, promoting pharmacy to Pasifika community


Friday, 4 August 2017

Wellington pharmacist Kasey Brown has been appointed to a part-time role at the School of Pharmacy as Pacific adviser.

It’s a natural progression for the New Zealand-born Samoan who was a member of the Pacific Island Health Professional Students’ Association throughout her Bachelor of Pharmacy Studies.

Her passion for both Pacific and Māori health was also strengthened during the almost five years she lived in Gisborne, working in both hospital and community pharmacy.

“I have a much better appreciation for the culture as I have been literally immersed in it, with visits to marae up the coast, pōwhiri, food experiences and Te Reo [the Māori language],” Kasey explains. 

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