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Bill Wilson

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“Bill has poured his heart and soul into pharmacy, and we’re so pleased to be able to thank him for all he has done,” says Linda Prytula, Executive Director of CFP. Wilson has witnessed—and helped shepherd—a lot of change in the profession since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan’s pharmacy faculty more than 50 years […]

Rita Winn

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Rita Winn has been a tireless advocate for community pharmacy for more than 30 years. She worked for 22 years at Lovell Drugs, where she served as General Manager and Chief Operation Officer until her recent retirement. While at Lovell Drugs, Winn was always piloting new technologies, products and programs to advance the profession. As […]

Sherry Peister

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Sherry Peister, volunteer extraordinare, Chair of Green Shield Canada and former pharmacy owner, is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s celebrated Pillar of Pharmacy Award.  “Sherry is truly a very deserving winner of the Pillar of Pharmacy Award,” says Bill Wilson, President of CFP.“Her involvement and leadership at all levels of the […]

Ray Murphy

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Ray Murphy, founder of Murphy’s Pharmacies in P.E.I., is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Pillar of Pharmacy Award. “Ray Murphy is very much a Pillar of Pharmacy, demonstrated by his lifelong commitment to the profession of pharmacy, to his patients and to his community,” says David Windross, president of CFP. “Ray is a passionate […]

Marshall Moleschi

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With a career spanning more than four decades, Moleschi has consistently influenced positive change. After earning his pharmacy degree from the University of British Columbia in 1974, he started out as a community pharmacist in Kitimat, B.C. Only two months later, his employer gave him an opportunity to open and manage an 8,000-sq.-ft. pharmacy in […]

Carole McKiee

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Graduating first in her class from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Pharmacy, Carole has realized an illustrious career spanning more than four decades and covering multiple facets of pharmacy. During her early years, Carole was a pharmacy director for a rehabilitation hospital.  She later spent nine years providing pharmacy services to long-term care and […]

Darcy Stann

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In addition to providing business consulting services for a wide range of clients, Darcy plays an active role in negotiating changes to pharmacy reimbursement systems with three provincial governments and the Federal Health Partnership. Darcy was a lead advisor to RxA during recent negotiations with Alberta Health and Alberta Blue Cross, resulting in a landmark […]

Dr. Jake Thiessen

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In addition to 33 years as a member of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, pharmacist Dr. Jake Thiessen was instrumental in spearheading the creation of the first co-op pharmacy program in Canada at the University of Waterloo. Related link: 2014 news article – Spotlight on Jake Thiessen

Murray Koffler

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Murray Koffler has contributed his time and funding to support pharmacy business education, scientific and medical research, the arts, the prevention of drug abuse and business programs for Aboriginal Canadians. The federal government named Koffler to the Order of Canada in 1977 and promoted him to Officer of Canada in 1996. He graduated with a Phm. […]

Don Rowe

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Donald’s vast resume exemplifies his ongoing commitment to the profession which began in 1976 when he began practicing pharmacy. In addition to roles in community and hospital settings, he has served as Secretary-Registrar of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB) since 1994. He has been involved in pharmacy affairs on the national level through […]