Annual UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Award Program Recognizes Valuable Contributions of Pharmacist Practice Educators
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Office of Experiential Education: Pharmacy Practice Educator of the Year Awards
Each year, undergraduate students in the entry-to-practice pharmacy degree programs at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have the opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills during their experiential education placements across the province. The opportunity for student pharmacists to engage and interact with the public during all four years of their program would not be possible without the guidance, supervision, and mentorship of our many dedicated pharmacist practice educators. Despite their busy practices, our practice educators volunteer their valued time to support student learning. Many of them also dedicate their time to support the Structured Practical Training practicums for the UBC Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development Canadian Pharmacy Practice program.
It is our honour to recognize the critical role our practice educators have in providing structured learning opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes necessary to implement best practices to support optimal and safe patient outcomes through pharmacy practice in BC. Interactions on practicum further develop our students’ abilities in communicating with, advocating for, and caring for patients from urban centers to rural locations.
Annually, our students recognize and nominate exemplary practice educators for the Pharmacy Practice Educator of the Year Award. Students are able to voluntarily submit their nominations for those practice educators they feel have gone above and beyond for them, inspiring those around them with their engagement and passion for the pharmacy profession. These nominations are then adjudicated by the Faculty’s Office of Experiential Education.
The distinguished Pharmacy Practice Educator of the Year Award recipients for the summer practicum courses and Structured Practical Training cohorts for 2017 are:
Jessica Power / Sophie Sanfacon
Structured Practical Training, UBC Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program:
We warmly congratulate all of our award winners and nominees and thank each and every practice educator across BC for their tremendous service to the Faculty’s programs and sharing their practice in support of student development and learning.
For more information on the Pharmacy Practice Educator of the Year Award, please visit our website.
Neelam Dhaliwal, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, RPh
Neelam is a lecturer and coordinator with the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Office of Experiential Education (OEE). She coordinates experiential education practicum courses in the second and third years of the Faculty’s entry-to-practice pharmacy degree programs at UBC. Neelam’s role with the OEE also involves developing and implementing practice educator development resources, reinforcing best practices in experiential education, to support student learning and to support practice educators with professional development in the area of practice education.