Artemis Diamantouros Memorial Award
This award was established in loving memory of Dr. Artemis Diamantouros by her family, friends and colleagues. Over an academic and professional career that spanned more than 20 years at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Artemis provided leadership and mentoring to countless students and pharmacists through her teaching, preceptorship, and participation on professional committees. Her research in continuing professional education, pharmacy practice, knowledge translation, and her volunteership in various professional organizations fostered expanded pharmacy practice, improved patient care, and intraprofessional collaboration. In addition to her professional achievements, Artemis’ greatest attributes were her ability to motivate and inspire colleagues and mentor students to go above and beyond the call of duty. Her compassion and personal warmth towards her patients, co-workers and students made her someone to aspire to be professionally and personally. The Artemis Diamantouros Memorial Award will be given to to a student in Year 2, 3 or 4 of the undergraduate program who demonstrates outstanding leadership contributions to the pharmacy profession and inspires others to do the same. The recipient must have achieved a minimum academic standing of Second Class Honours (if enrolled in Years 2 or 3) or at least a Pass standing in all courses (if enrolled in Year 4). The recipient must also be eligible for financial assistance.
Paul G. Halligan Faculty of Pharmacy Spirit Award
Classmates (8T5) and friends of the late Paul G. Halligan have established this award in his honour. The award will be presented to a deserving undergraduate student who holds an official student governing position, played four or more intramural sports, exemplifies high leadership qualities and contributes greatly to the spirit of the student body at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
K. Wayne Hindmarsh Award of Excellence
This award, established in honour of K. Wayne Hindmarsh, Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy from 1998 to 2009, is awarded to a student who shows outstanding achievement in the areas in which Dr. Hindmarsh excelled – leadership, academics and the advancement of the pharmacy profession. The recipient must be enrolled in the first, second or third year of the undergraduate program, must have a Grade Point Average of 3.50 or higher in the year of application, and must be eligible for financial assistance under the OTSS guidelines. No student may be the recipient of this award more than once. The award will not be given if a suitable candidate is not identified.
Jennifer Houwer (Kadwell) and Holly Pietowski (MacDonald) Memorial Award
Jennifer Houwer (Kadwell) received the degree of BScPhm from the University of Toronto in 2011. She suffered from Hodgkin’s lymphoma throughout most of her studies at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and succumbed to the disease in 2012. Holly Pietowski (MacDonald) entered the BScPhm program in 2007. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2010 and passed away in 2011 before completing the program. The family and friends of Jennifer Houwer (Kadwell) and Holly Pietowski (MacDonald) established an award in their memory. It is given to a student in the undergraduate program who demonstrates exceptional vision and outstanding leadership through volunteer service to the community (outside of the Faculty, but within the University), has played on at least one intramural sports team and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70. Students are only eligible to receive this award once.
Khalsa Humanitarian Award
Manjit Hansra received the degree of BScPhm from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy in 2003. He volunteered in the community during his time as a student at the Faculty and while working abroad as a community pharmacist. He also instilled the concept of SEVA by coordinating team building volunteer activities with his management team. He has established this award to promote the concept of SEVA, or ‘selfless service’: a giving back to the community and serving those who need a helping hand, which allows us to uplift society as a whole and to see the entire human race as one. The Khalsa Humanitarian Award will be given to a student, in any year of the undergraduate program, who has demonstrated community involvement and volunteer service. No student may receive the award more than once. The award will not be given if a suitable candidate is not identified.
Horace David McCord Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the late Horace David McCord to be awarded to students who originally were educated in the Ottawa Valley, and who have high academic standing in the entry-to-practice PharmD program.
My Future Forward Award
The My Future Forward Award was established by Doris Nessim, who completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and her post-graduate studies at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Educations (OISE). She established this award “to motivate students to stay focused in striving forward to achieve their future role as pharmacist practitioners. It also provides an opportunity to give back.” The award is also a tribute to her parents, who in Doris’ words “have always encouraged me to pursue my dream in pharmacy. Through their example, belief, and support I was able to stay focused on my goal of helping others as a healthcare provider and leader with a lens toward the future, and continuously striving to achieve these goals. My parents’ faith in God, values, integrity, kindness, compassion, generosity and service for so many, and with humility and encouragement to persevere, as well as personal belief in my abilities have greatly enriched my life and professional practice.” This award reflects the outstanding guidance and mentorship Doris received through her parents’ example in supporting her aspirations in pharmacy practice and leadership roles. Doris has provided leadership, education and research, integrating pharmacists’ roles within the health system and healthcare team, working collaboratively with inter- and intra-professional colleagues to improve transitions in patient care and home care, leveraging digital health technologies and informatics to improve the quality of patient care and safe medication practices across the continuum of care, providing mentorship and coaching as well as serving through volunteering with professional associations and charitable organizations, providing knowledge exchange, and striving to improve access to services and care, especially for vulnerable populations. The My Future Forward Award is presented to one or more students in Year 2, 3 or 4 of the undergraduate program. The recipient will be a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to the health and welfare of patients through pharmacy practice, and an ability to collaborate and inspire others through their leadership contributions and community engagement work, especially in areas of care for the elderly, underprivileged or most vulnerable. No student may receive the award more than once. The award will not be given if a suitable candidate is not identified.
Rexall I2CARE Award for Black and Indigenous Students
With a heritage dating back over a century, Rexall is a leading drugstore operator with a dynamic history of innovation and growth, dedicated to caring for Canadians’ health ...one person at a time. A lot may have changed over the years, but their commitment to helping Canadian families and communities be healthier has never been stronger; it continues to guide them as they look to the future and increase access to convenient, quality healthcare and products that Canadians can feel good about. Rexall is equally committed to supporting emerging pharmacy talent that represents the world around us, helping students to realize their full potential and #UnlockTheirALL. As such, Rexall has created an award for Black and Indigenous identifying pharmacy students, passionate about using their gifts and talents to make an impact in the world of healthcare and who exemplify their I2CARE values of Integrity, Inclusion, Customer-First, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. The Rexall I2CARE Award for Black and Indigenous Students will be awarded to one self-identified, Black or Indigenous undergraduate student in Year 2, 3 or 4 on the basis of how they exemplify Rexall’s I2CARE values. The recipient must also qualify for financial assistance. The award will not be given if a suitable candidate is not identified.
Kenny Tan Award
Kenny Tan graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1998. He is a community pharmacist who prides himself on being an educator and a mentor. He has been an ongoing contributing member of the Faculty in the capacity of a mentor to First year pharmacy students, preceptor to SPEP and APPE students as well as a lecturer in both Experiential and Medication Therapy Management courses. As an undergraduate student at the Faculty, Kenny held positions on the Executive Committee of the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society for three years. He was the recipient of the Walton Award after his Third year and received a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in Fourth year. Kenny has always believed that it is important to be a well-rounded individual and that students maintain a good balance in their social, athletic and academic life. Kenny established this award to reflect this. The Kenny Tan Award will be given annually to a student in each of Years 1, 2 and 3 of the undergraduate pharmacy program who has a minimum academic standing of Second Class Honours and has accumulated the most UPS points for their respective cohort in the year of the award.
Leo Weksler Award
Leo Weksler graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 1956. As the son of hard-working immigrants, of very modest means, Leo was the first in his family to go to University. He was always grateful to the profession of pharmacy as it gave him the means to assist his family, even while he was a student working in drug stores. The Leo Weksler Award will be presented to a deserving undergraduate student in Year 1, 2, or 3 at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy who holds a position on the Executive Team of the IMAGINE Clinic, has participated in one additional pharmacy club in the same academic year, and has achieved a minimum of Second Class Honours. Students are only eligible to receive this award once.