Student of Distinction Award
Congratulations to Rx2013 student, Kaitlin Bynkoski who was presented with the Student of Distinction Award from the Ontario Pharmacists Association during their recent conference. The award is in recognition of Kaitlin's outstanding leadership in service to the profession throughout her four years as a pharmacy student.
Kaitlin is the co-founder of the Ontario Pharmacy Student Integrative Summit (OPSIS), which is the first and only student-led pharmacy conference in Ontario. Over the past three years, Kaitlin has worked to create, organize, and facilitate the OPSIS conference for student leaders in pharmacy. Her mission was to creates a strong intraprofessional relationship between both faculties of pharmacy and ultimately encourage leadership and innovation among the student leaders of these schools. Her vision for the conference has been to inspire pharmacy students to build a foundation for pharmacy practice in Ontario through collaboration, team building, clinical skills development, and leadership opportunities.
During her time here at the School, Kaitlin has been actively involved with the Society of Pharmacy Students (SOPhS), and has volunteered with Waterloo’s local chapter of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) as both Secretary and Education Outreach Coordinator. Kaitlin is also the past recipient of the Guy Genest Passion for Pharmacy Award and the Canadian Pharmacists Association’s Centennial Award.