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Dayle Acorn

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Acorn was honoured at the recent Pillar of Pharmacy event in Toronto, where he was lauded for his 15-year tenure at CFP—the longest of any executive director in the Foundation’s 78-year history. “I feel grateful for this honour recognizing the strides we’ve made during my time with the Foundation,” says Acorn, noting that he has […]

Susan Lessard-Friesen

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Susan Lessard-Friesen has made her mark on pharmacy practice in Manitoba and internationally, especially in the area of patient safety. Lessard-Friesen retired as Registrar and CEO of the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) at the end of September this year, after 26 years of service at the regulatory authority. She graduated in 1983 from […]

Myrella Roy

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With a distinguished 40 years in the profession, Myrella Roy is lauded for her progressive leadership and ability to build successful relationships within pharmacy, government and industry. Roy recently retired from her post as Executive Director of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSPH). During her tenure, Roy oversaw the successful completion of the CSHP […]

Steve Long

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The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP) is honoured to recognize the late Steve Long with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Long’s journey in pharmacy began almost 40 years ago, when he graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) in 1982. Since then, Long became a trailblazer in the profession, as evidenced […]

Derek Desrosiers

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During his 36-year (and counting) career in pharmacy, Derek Desrosiers has become one of Canada’s foremost authorities on the interplay between economic and professional practice issues in pharmacy. After working in community pharmacy for 13 years, including time as a pharmacy manager and owner, Derek became the Director of Professional Services at the B.C. Pharmacy […]

Harold Lopatka

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Harold Lopatka accomplished health care executive and manager, educator and researcher, and consultant with a strong background in healthcare and pharmaceutical management.

Marshall Moleschi

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After graduating from the University of B.C. in 1974, Marshall Moleschi experienced pharmacy in almost all of its settings: community, hospital, long-term care and healthcare administration. Equipped with those experiences, he turned to the regulation of pharmacy as the focus for his leadership abilities, first as Registrar of the College of Pharmacists of B.C. and […]

Ron Guse

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During his 31 years at the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (formerly the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association), where he was Registrar from 1999 until his retirement in 2016, Ron Guse helped steer the profession of pharmacy through significant periods of change. He helped develop and champion the new Pharmaceutical Act, passed into law in 2006 and […]

Susan Wedlake

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Since becoming Registrar of the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists (formerly Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society) in 1994, Susan Wedlake has accomplished a number of “firsts” for the profession in Nova Scotia, which have served as models for other provinces. She pioneered the SafetyNETRx program, which helps pharmacies implement quality-assurance measures to prevent medication errors. She […]

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Innovation Showcase 2023

A veteran health journalist reflects on how technological innovation will impact pharmacy practices, patient care, insurance coverage drug development, and more, for better or worse.