Mark Dickson joined the BCPhA Board of Directors in September 2014 and serves as the Canadian Pharmacists Association Board representative for BCPhA.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of British Columbia in 1991, and a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 2005.
Mark started his pharmacy career as a hospital pharmacist at Dawson Creek and District Hospital. He spent the next 10 years in community pharmacy, primarily on Vancouver Island, before joining the Shoppers Drug Mart Regional office in 2004.
After completing the MBA program, Mark joined Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd and led the pharmacy team until 2013. As a board member and then chair of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores from 2009 to 2011, he engaged in and led discussions and negotiations with government and industry leaders across the country that continue to shape the pharmacy industry in Canada today.
Currently, Mark leads MD Hygieia Advisory, a small consultancy focused on drug distribution, medication utilization, and sustainable health-care service provision. Outside of the pharmacy world, Mark enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife, Terra, at home in Vancouver as well as at the “cabin” they are building on Mabel Lake.