June 28-July 2
June 28-July 2
June 30, 2021
Your Good News Bulletin
Pharmacy Techs help out at record-breaking vaccination event
Pharmacy Technician faculty member and program coordinator Julee Joseph was part of the record-breaking effort at the Vaccine Toronto event held at the Scotiabank Arena on Sunday, June 27. She was one of 135 pharmacy personnel who were able to vaccinate more than 26,700 people, breaking the current Canadian record and shattering the Texas-held North America record, too. Andrew Liu, the director of pharmacy at Michael Garron Hospital came over to thank Julee and told her that the hospitals could not have hosted the event without the contribution of Centennial College. Indeed, many of the vaccine preparers working behind the tables were our current students or graduates. And even those RPhT's that joined the effort from neighbouring hospitals are Centennial Pharmacy Technician graduates. What a fantastic way to give back to the community in a time of need!
Summer 2021 issue of Business Connected is out
The Business School is excited to share the Summer 2021 issue of Business Connected, the school’s chronicle of its many success stories on and off campus. In this issue, we celebrate our students’ outstanding awards and accomplishments, including Centennial’s very first 1st place win at the Enactus National Competition by students Arianne Garcia and Naomi Rocca. It also examines the Fall semester ahead, reflecting on the achievements garnered during the trying days of the COVID-19 pandemic and the path forward. In one noteworthy brief, The Business School is offering students the ability to order business cards in their name to help with their job search. Read the Business Connected online flipbook.
Still time to contribute to the Virtual Pride Fundraiser
On June 24, Centennial launched the Pride Virtual Fundraiser Party – both a community celebration and an opportunity to raise funds for Centennial College 2SLGBTQQIA+ student bursaries. Missed the party? It’s not too late; you can watch the full video here! As Pride Month comes to a close this week, you can still support student bursaries until Sunday, July 4 by making a donation here. The College will match donations up to $15,000! This celebration was made by possible by the dedication of the College community with more than 200 Centennial students, faculty, employees and alumni participating and submitting content for the video. A big thanks to Manny Rodrigues for leading this initiative with the Pride Committee!
‘Meadoway’ park proposed for site near Ashtonbee Campus
The Garden Club of Toronto is creating a “destination park” on The Meadoway on the west side of Pharmacy Avenue just north of Ashtonbee Road, a short walk from our Ashtonbee Campus. The future park will be a community gathering place that will preserve the natural ecology of The Meadoway and provide year-round enjoy for local residents and visitors, subject to Hydro One approval, which owns the lands under the electric transmission towers. The Garden Club is hosting a virtual community consultation on the proposal this evening, July 30, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Register to receive your Zoom meeting invitation at thegardencluboftoronto.ca. It’s an opportunity for garden and nature buffs at Centennial to contribute their thoughts to the planning process as the club works to add to the natural environment of west Scarborough.
Journalism graduate and instructor hosts new CBC Music show
Journalist Errol Nazareth has been a fixture on the Canadian media scene for more than 20 years. He recently added another exciting credit to his long list of accomplishments as host of CBC Music’s Frequencies. The radio show debuted to listeners across Canada and the world in February. Hosted by Errol and produced by Reuban Maan, Errol explains, "the show is a weekly global music show that highlights music – and the stories behind the music – emerging from communities who don't get the love and support they deserve in print or on the airwaves." In addition to hosting his CBC show, Errol teaches two media writing courses and a music journalism course at the Story Arts Centre. He graduated from Centennial’s three-year Journalism program in 1983. Check out the full article to find out more about what makes Errol tick in our blog written by Alexandra Few.