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Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson | Profile image of Bill Wilso, recipient of the 2023 Pillar of Pharmacy award - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

“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 ago. Having worked primarily in hospital pharmacy practice, Wilson has always been deeply committed to patient safety and the role that pharmacists play as system leaders in safe medication practice. He retired as Director of Pharmacy for Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, in 2016. Wilson worked as a relief community pharmacist for more than 30 years, maintaining his active licence until just a few years ago. He established his own consulting firm in 1992 to take on additional projects for hospital pharmacy practice and advise pharmaceutical companies. During this time, he continued to broaden his influence as a pharmacy leader through his various roles in education and advocacy. He was a lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy from 1984 until 2017.

Read more about Bill’s story here.

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