2019 Board Elections: District 5 Candidate - Chris Hunter

District 5 - Chris Hunter

I have been a pharmacist since 1999, graduating at UBC. As a student I played a role in international pharmacy conferences and spoke in Slovenia on interdisciplinary care. My passion for where pharmacy is today and where it can continue to go has not changed.

As pharmacist and co-owner of Pharmasave in Prince George, I live with my wife and four kids.

I started pharmacy in Inuvik, NWT, as a hospital pharmacist and later Acting Chief Pharmacist for the Inuvik Hospital.  I later left a St. Paul’s (Vancouver) Residency due to illness following Inuvik. 

After moving to Prince George into community pharmacy I worked in several stores, including Shoppers Drug Mart, Evergreen Pharmacy, and Reid’s Prescriptions, a fast paced pharmacy serving community, residential and compounding patients.  I also enjoyed work with Zellers, and the Bay. 

As a locum pharmacist I had opportunities to work in many diverse settings, learning the different and unique practice situations and needs in our Province.  Two months at the Hospital pharmacy in Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii, not only opened my eyes to the beautiful and energetic Islands, but also to the many needs of rural and isolated communities.  Further work brought me to Fort St. John and Ft. St. James.

There are many important issues for us, as British Columbians striving for better health, today.  I believe the College, in serving the public, has a strong and continued role to innovate and push a stronger health care model, in part, delivered by pharmacists and pharmacist technicians.  These goals can be met through the ongoing cooperation, and diligence of the College and other health care advocates including the Ministry of Health. 

Our profession needs strong leadership on our College Board.  I look forward to the opportunity to serving the College as your voice from the North.

Vote for your voice in our pharmacy practice, to better meet the needs of our communities.

If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Chris Hunter
250-649-8317
chrisChunter@yahoo.com