June 8, 2015 —
At the annual Welcome to the Profession Ceremony on May 28, 2015, the College of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, presented a new class of pharmacists to the public in front of family, friends, and faculty. These newly minted pharmacists will be practicing on the cutting edge of health care across Canada shortly. After this ceremony, the graduates participated in the University Convocation at the Fort Garry Campus.
Executives from the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba ‘coating’ the Class of 2015. Each student is presented with a personalized white pharmacist’s coat to symbolize their new role as a health care professional.
Dr. Neal Davies, Dean of Pharmacy, was the emcee for the event and welcomed family, friends and supporters to the ceremony. He congratulated the students on 4 long years of study and practice to achieve this prestigious degree.
Mr. Ronald Guse, Registrar of CPhM, provided the Welcome to the Profession address.
Dr. Davies presenting the 4th year Teaching Award to Dr. Lavern Vercaigne. The students in the graduating class vote on the best teacher in their year.
Mr. Riley Love receiving the CPhM Gold Medal from Mr. Petr Prochazka, CPhM council member. Riley was also the University’s Gold Medal Winner, Class Valedictorian and the 2014-2015 Senior Co-Stick.
Graduating students are asked to nominate exceptional preceptors who have helped shape their education. Awards are presented to these winners of the Preceptors of the Year. Mr. Daniel Rossi and Miss Laura Newlands (left) nominated the St. Boniface Intensive Care Medical Services team as the “Pharmacy Team of the Year.” The award is being accepted by Giuseppe Aletta, Monica Wong and Dr. Rob Ariano (left to right). Ms. Kelly Drummond (right), SPEP Coordinator presented the award. Not pictured are additional team members Meghann Klowak and Travis Warner.
The Pharmacy Class of 2015.