Pharmacy professor named Canadian Pharmacist of the Year

Monday, May 25, 2020

Headshot of Kelly Grindrod
Kelly Grindrod never was your traditional neighbourhood pharmacist.

An educator and practicing pharmacist, Grindrod holds the OCP Professorship in Pharmacy Innovation for the University of Waterloo. The diversity of her roles and accomplishments led to her receiving the Pharmacist of the Year Award for 2020. This highest distinction for Canadian pharmacists is presented annually by the Canadian Pharmacists Association, the national advocacy body for pharmacy in Canada.

“I wear many hats - researcher, teacher, mentor, and pharmacist,” says the School of Pharmacy professor. “In a day, I go from seeing patients in the clinic, to writing a paper, to supervising graduate students, to managing a large group of pharmacy students in a professional practice lab. I have a lot of freedom to do what I want in my job, which means I spend a lot of time being creative and thinking outside the box.”

Read more about Kelly Grindrod and her amazing accomplishments.