Ken has been actively involved with the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in various capacities since 2007. Ken aided in the formation of the Society of Pharmacy Students (SOPhs), volunteered as a student coach/mentor and worked as a co-op employer. He continues to volunteer as an admission interview panelist, course assessor and injection trainer. Ken increased his capacity with the School of Pharmacy in the summer of 2015 by accepting the role of Regional Clinical Coordinator (RCC) for the Kitchener-Waterloo Region. In this role Ken is actively seeking exciting opportunities with forward thinking pharmacists and practice sites across Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and Fergus for 4th year rotations. He is committed to finding progressive learning sites to maximize professional growth during each rotation.
Ken graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Honours BSc before moving to Saskatoon to pursue his dream of becoming a pharmacist. He played a key role as student council president and as a student representative on numerous committees. After obtaining his BSP he moved back to the Waterloo Region where he has been practicing community pharmacy in the area for the past 10 years. Ken is a member of CPhA, OPA, Guelph Pharmacists’ Association and the Region of Waterloo Pharmacists’ Association.
Ken has fully embraced the transformation of the profession over the past 10 years and actively practices the Expanded Scope granted to Ontario pharmacists. In his capacity as pharmacy manager he has been implementing professional services into practice by providing emergency prescription renewals, developing clinic days and patient specific education, providing smoking cessation services, MedsChecks, flu shots, and home medication reviews. Ken obtained his certificate for Opioid Dependence Treatment from CAMH, allowing him to dispense methadone to patients as well as provide counseling and support. His current place of practice also allows for excellent collaboration with local physicians.
He lives with his wife Mandy and their three children in the Region of Waterloo. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing and spending time with his family.