Our alumni work across the country and beyond, serving patients in community pharmacies, hospitals, and more. See their experiences here.
The pandemic has tested Ben and Chris’ management skills and pushed them to adapt or temporarily postpone some of those services.
“Ingersoll’s a small community and we know our patients really well,” Ben says. “Many are seniors who work in or are retired from the auto or agricultural industry. As the pandemic ramped up, we saw an increased need for pharmacy services from the entire community.”
Rui Su is used to rejection. The Rx2018 pharmacy grad has worn many hats over the years, but the one that suits her best is trailblazer. Su is an entrepreneur committed to improving Canada’s health-care system. On this journey, she’s learned that rejection is part of the process.
Fatimah Jaffer (Rx2015) vividly remembers a conversation with coworkers back in February. They were discussing one of the first COVID-19 patients admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, North London, England.
“One of the doctors asked a senior pharmacist what blood work he should monitor for a patient who tested positive for COVID,” she says. “The pharmacist said she didn’t know. And how could she? No one knew anything about this new virus. One week, we were avoiding ibuprofen and a few weeks later it was being investigated as a treatment option.”
Denise Kreutzwiser, HIV specialist and world traveller
Angela Puim, co-owner and operator of Preston Medical Pharmacy
Cindy Durant, Nova Scotian pharmacist at community pharmacy
Matt DiGiovanni, pharmacist and co-owner of a Wingham pharmacy
Michael Kani (Rx2014), owner/operator of Michael's Remedy'sRx in Saskatoon
Marissa Belcamino (Rx2016), clinical pharmacist in Thunder Bay, Onatrio
Sarah Mann (Rx2017), clinical pharmacist in Edmonton, Alberta
Chris Voss (Rx2019), community pharmacist in Iqaluit, Nunavut
Sheri DiGiovanni (Rx2011), pharmacy coordinator with Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance
Lindsay Bennett (Rx2011), clinical pharmacist at Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Mike Collins (Rx2011), oncology pharmacist at Grand River Hospital
Anthony Amadio (Rx2011), clinical pharmacy specialist at Kelowna Hospital in BC
Matthew Demarco (Rx2011), Sudbury hospital pharmacist with cardiology specialty
Krystyna Edwards-Lee (Rx2011), clinical resource pharmacist in St John, New Brunswick
Steve Danylchuk (Rx2012), clinical pharmacist in emergency department in Red Deer, Alberta
Robyn McArthur (Rx2013), emergency department pharmacist at a hospital
Lisa Yip (Rx2013), clinical/research support pharmacist at the B.C. Children’s Hospital
Nehal Patel (Rx2014), pharmacist on Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Ryan Vanderkruk (Rx2017), pharmacist at Stanton Memorial Hospital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Jenna Jenkins (Rx2019), hospital pharmacist in Iqaluit, Nunavut
Family health team pharmacists
Jeff Wong (Rx2011), FHT pharmacist and diversity instructor
Bridget Braceland (Rx2011), FHT pharmacist with chronic disease focus
Lucy Feng (Rx2012), Hamilton clinical pharmacist and academic detailer
Jillian Bauer (Rx2014), clinical pharmacist in a family health team
Other health-care pharmacy roles
Marc-André Gravel (Rx2011), executive director of northern Ontario health centre
Heather Foley (Rx2011), transitions of care specialist and case manager
Greg Becotte (Rx2011), inner-city pharmacist in Vancouver and outdoors enthusiast
Aliya Kassamali (Rx2011), entrepreneur and co-founder of digital tool for pharmacists
Stacey D'Angelo (Rx2012), OPA Board of Directors District N Representative
Artyom Korenevsky (Rx2013), Pharmacy Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces
Saleema Bhaidani (Rx2014), director at Whole Health Pharmacy Plus
Marvin Ng (Rx2015), Manager of Pharmacy Programs with McKesson Canada
Nikki Domanski (Rx2017), clinical pharmacist and lecturer in Vancouver, British Columbia
Pioneering Practice is a column that features alumni articles featuring unique areas of expertise and practice.
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