Branch Highlights – Summer 2017

Summer tends to be a time for people to gather and celebrate. Whether it be a Roughriders win (or tie – who knew that was even a thing?), Canada’s 150th birthday, or just an exceptionally sunny day, there are a lot of things to be excited about this time of year and CSHP SK Branch is no exception! Let’s take a look at some things worth celebrating with our very own members.

Thursday, June 8th was a very memorable day for the graduating class of 2017 in the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition as successful graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees after years of hard work, dedication, and late study nights. CSHP SK Branch would like to welcome these new pharmacists into the profession and we look forward to all of the leadership and vision to come from this group of bright young pharmacy graduates. A special congratulations go to Devanshi Parekh who served on CSHP SK Branch Council as student representative for two years. During her time on council, we saw the first season of the mentorship program take place, as well as a record number of students attend the AGM & Educational Sessions in Regina this past fall. Thank you for your passion and commitment to both CSHP and the profession of pharmacy!

Another group celebrating this past week (and possibly also breathing a sigh of relief) are the 2016-2017 hospital pharmacy residents finishing up their programs. They have left us with some outstanding contributions and will be missed. We wish you all the best in your upcoming careers! CSHP SK Branch would also like to welcome the 2017-2018 residents into our hospitals and primary care facilities over the upcoming weeks.

2017 is a special year for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) Pharmacy Department as they recognize the 50th anniversary of their pharmacy residency program. Festivities took place on Tuesday, May 30th at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina where nearly 100 people gathered to celebrate the occasion. The current residents presented their projects and past residents took the podium to share memories of their time in residency and highlight the changes to the program and the profession of hospital pharmacy over the decades. Special guests included Murray Wolfe, the program’s first resident back in 1967, as well as his program director, Jim Blackburn. Congratulations to RQHR and their entire residency “family” (residents, preceptors, coordinators, directors and supporters)! We look forward to celebrating with you again in another 50 years.

Wishing you a summer filled with many of your own personal celebrations! Cheers!

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