L-R: Anthony Miller, Sally Ebsary, Jamie Dang and Nancy Waite
by Alana Rigby
Each year Waterloo Pharmacy presents an award for Co-op Supervisor of the Year. The award recognizes a supervisor who has shown outstanding commitment to mentorship of Waterloo Pharmacy students on co-operative education work terms.
The 2017 recipient is Sally Ebsary, a Clinical Lead Pharmacist at Remedy’s Rx Sunnyside Long-Term Care in Cambridge. Ebsary has long been a supporter of Waterloo Pharmacy: not only does she supervise students, but she served as a Clinical Adjunct Professor for the School from 2008 to 2013.
As a pharmacist at Remedy’sRx, she has mentored both co-op and rotations students, consistently cultivating a supportive environment, and modelling successful interprofessional collaboration.
“Sally is an outstanding mentor,” said Jamie Dang, one of the students who nominated Ebsary. “Before my experience with her at Sunnyside I never considered a position in long term care. But the position gave me exposure to all aspects of LTC and I learned more than I ever could've expected: clinical skills, emotional maturity, communication skills, and more. Now, I can confidently say that I would be happy in the LTC setting and I have Sally to thank for that.”
Waterloo Pharmacy relies on dedicated co-op supervisors like Ebsary to help train the next generation of Canadian pharmacists.
“On behalf of the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, I’d like to congratulate Sally Ebsary,” said Anthony Miller, Experiential Coordinator of Co-op at the School. “Sally models the kind of exemplary leadership in the profession that we hope to instill in our students, along with providing a unique and exciting opportunity for students to try a non-standard pharmacy setting.”