Have you decided to pursue graduate studies, taken on a new job, got married, started a family? We want to hear from you! Update us and your fellow alumni on your personal and professional achievements since graduating from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.
Tiana Tilli published her first article in BMJ Open Quality on the role of pharmacists leading opioid stewardship interventions. Tiana recently accepted the position of Director of Pharmacy Innovation and Professional Affairs at Wholehealth Pharmacy Partners. Although races have been cancelled, she continues to train for her first half marathon. Tiana is excited to have purchased her first home! After moving to Toronto for pharmacy school, she’s both surprised and happy to call the city home.
Shortly after she graduated, Nisha became a pharmacist at the Transplant Outpatient Pharmacy (TOP) at Toronto General Hospital. It’s funny how things come full circle-her first job after she graduated from my undergraduate degree was also a job in the Outpatient Pharmacy Department at Toronto General! In addition to her role at TOP, she enjoys working casual shifts in community pharmacy and participating in the IPG Program as a Clinical Instructor.
Nelson John Joseph Strader
After graduating from the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1950, Nelson owned and operated Wexford Heights Pharmacy in Scarborough for 36 years. He contributed his time and expertise to several organizations including: The Ontario College of Pharmacist Council, serving a term as President; the Board of Directors of the Drug Trading Company; Chairman of the Board of the Brotherhood Foundation involved in life-lease and accommodation for seniors; Chairman of the Board of The Wexford Residents Inc. which owns and manages both a seniors residence and a long-term care facility. He was also the pharmacist representative in a Drug Abuse Program developed and sponsored by IDA Drug Education and The Council on Drug Abuse. On June 28, 2020, Nelson died peacefully in Guelph, Ontario. He leaves behind his loving wife, Jean Pauline, of 70 years, along with his children Sheryl Teed Callum, Brian, and grandson, Jason. To those who knew him and had the pleasure of working with him, Nelson will always be remembered as a brilliant man and a true pharmacist.
James (Jim) Snowdon
7T0 BScPhm, Toronto
0T8 PharmD, Creighton
After 48 years in the same shop, Jim took his shingles down and sold Snowdon Pharmacy. In addition to curating pharmacy artifacts at the Faculty, he is now delightfully busy visiting grandchildren in BC, making fancy wooden toy trucks, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. And he is loving this next chapter in his life.
Phillip is currently working as a staff pharmacist at Shoppers Drug Mart in East York. Since graduating, he has had quite a few life events. He traveled outside of North America for the first time (to Hong Kong and Bali). He got engaged and married to his beautiful wife Nancy. He helps coordinate and host the yearly Young Alumni Event with a committee of fellow graduates and amazing alumni coordinators. He and his wife started a health consulting business (Holistic Pharmacy and Nutrition). These past few years have been very exciting and he's looking forward to catching up with colleagues and hear about all the amazing accomplishments they have done and what plans they have for their future.