Member News: Fred Wiley receives UBC Alumni Builder Award, BCPhA Pharmacy Excellence nominations open to Aug. 31

May 2, 2022 The Tablet

Former BCPhA President Fred Wiley receives UBC Alumni Builder Award

The University of British Columbia’s Alumni Builder Awards were created in 2017 as part of the 100th year of alumni UBC. The awards recognize alumni who have contributed significantly to the university and enriched the lives of others. 

Fred Wiley, who served as President of the BC Pharmacy Association from 1977 to 1978, was among the recipients this year for the 2021/22 award. He graduated from UBC in 1953. Over the course of his 40-year career in both independent and chain pharmacies in Greater Vancouver, Wiley was an integral member of the B.C. pharmacy community as a practicing pharmacist, respected preceptor, and frequent committee member.

Nominations for Pharmacy Excellence Awards are open until August 31, 2022!

The BC Pharmacy Association is weighing all factors to consider whether this year’s event gala will take place virtually or in person in the fall of 2022. Last year's event was held virtually due to COVID-19 measures.

These awards are given annually to celebrate the success of individuals who have contributed to the advancement of pharmacy in B.C.

Nomination requirements include:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Letter of support from nominator
  • Two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator (typically a health-care worker and a patient)

These materials do not all have to be submitted at the same time. To submit additional documents, please email and indicate in the subject line the name of the nominee. To find the nomination forms, please visit

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