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The BCPhA hosted an all-member telephone town hall in March so members could ask questions about the Association’s priorities. In attendance were BCPhA CEO Geraldine Vance, President Keith Shaw and government relations consultant Bill Tieleman. …

Board member Colleen Hogg has offered pharmaceutical care to villagers in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, on two humanitarian trips, in 2018 and 2019. As part of an interdisciplinary care team, she served up to 250 patients a day at…

Jan. 24    •    BC Pharmacy Association provides Issue Update to alert members about the 2019 novel coronavirus, with information on its origin, symptoms, risk to B.C., and information pharmacists may share with patients

Jan. 29    •    …

Pharmacy Assistant Julianna Messere is among the many pharmacy team members serving patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of the Care Rx Nanaimo Team (Left to Right: Dena Taraschuk, Hafeez Dossa, Leigh Palmer, Chloe Kim)

Shortly after the University of British Columbia introduced its Faculty of Pharmacy in 1946, Fred Wiley entered the program, graduating in 1953 and beginning his pharmacy career in Vancouver. Over the course of his 40-year career in both…

By Keith Shaw

At the time of writing, British Columbia, indeed all of Canada, is on the brink. The brink of a pandemic about to test our preparation, our resolve, our society. The pandemic has circled the globe, from China to Europe to our…

By Geraldine Vance

In anyone’s wildest imaginations, no one would have foreseen that the new decade would bring with it a pandemic that has rampaged around the globe.  Unprecedented seems to be the word of these times. That word certainly…

Updated: March was Pharmacy Awareness Month. This year, the month also marked the beginning of social distancing measures enacted Canada-wide due to COVID-19. Learn about a few of the hardworking pharmacy teams who are continuing to serve British…