PharmD, MSc and PhD students graduate at University of Waterloo’s 119th convocation ceremony

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Congratulations to the new graduates who joined the ranks of Waterloo Pharmacy alumni last Friday, October 25. In addition to the PharmD class of 2019, four Masters of Science in Pharmacy and one Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy degree were conferred at the convocation ceremony on main campus.

Graduates were then welcomed back to the School of Pharmacy for a reception and celebration with faculty, staff, friends and family. The following award winners were recognized:

M&P Award (top academic performance):

  • Joshua Butt
  • Bailey Cohoe
  • Mary Fan
  • Jodi Gallinger
  • Min Ji Kim
  • Kirsten Maclean
  • Bradley Murphy
  • Brenda Oh
  • Michele Rusal
  • Stephanie Westhaver
  • Cynthia Sritharan

Lisa McLean Award (for success in the professional practice sequence and in memory of Lisa McLean, the School’s first Professional Practice Lab Co-ordinator) –  Parinaz Shahrezaei

Pari (centre) with the family of Lisa McLean.

Charlie Bayliff Award (for an exemplary student pursuing a residency and in memory of Charlie Bayliff) –  Munaza Saleem

Fresenius Kabi Award (for a student leader pursuing a hospital pharmacy career) – Min Ji Kim

Wong Patient Care Rotation Award (to support students with a strong commitment to serving their region when on patient-care rotations):

  • Bradley Murphy
  • Blake Houle
  • Michelle Tofan

Brad, Michelle and Blake with Hallman Director Dave Edwards

Brad, Michelle and Blake with Hallman Director Dave Edwards.

Further congratulations to the following graduate students for earning their degrees:

  • Kathryn Mercer – PhD supervised by Prof. Kelly Grindrod
  • Haein Huh – MSc supervised by Prof. Jonathan Blay and Prof. Roderick Slavcev
  • Feng Tian – MSc supervised by Prof. William W.L. Wong
  • Bodgan Diaconu – MSc supervised by Prof. Jonathan Blay

Congratulations to all fall 2019 graduates! View more photos from the event in the convocation Facebook album.

Clarice McGurk with her family.

Rx2019 graduate Clarice McGurk with her family. Clarice's father Lachlan McGurk has played in the bagpipes at the University of Waterloo's convocation ceremony for years, and this year he was able to play to celebrate his own daughter's graduation.

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