2020 Alumni Awards recipients

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Alumni Awards

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Alumni Awards are a suite of annual awards that recognize our outstanding alumni for their exceptional accomplishments. We are proud to celebrate these alumni as they have earned provincial, national and/or international prominence due to their outstanding professional achievements and/or service to society and are an inspiration to the pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences community and beyond. These awards are open to all alumni who have not previously received the same award and who meet the University of Toronto’s definition of alumnus/a.

Alumni Award Recipients 2020

Leadership Award

John Papastergiou, 0T2 BScPhm
Community Pharmacist Owner & Assistant Professor Status, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Hall of Distinction Award

Alice Tseng, 9T1 BScPhm & 9T4 PharmD
HIV Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Immunodeficiency Clinic, Toronto General Hospital

Alumni Service Award

Ian Stewart, 8T8 BScPhm
Community Pharmacist Owner & Clinical Instructor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Emerging Leader in Pharmaceutical Sciences Award

Soyoung Lee, 1T1 PhD
Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder at Mera Cannabis Corp.

Emerging Leader in Pharmacy Practice Award

Peter Tolios, 1T3 BScPhm
Director, Pharmacy Operations, Loblaw Companies Limited

Partnership Award

Pharmasave Ontario

Partnership Service Award

Canadian Forces Health Services Group

Definition of an Alumnus/a:

For the purpose of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Alumni Awards the following definition will be used:
“alumni” means persons who have received degrees or postsecondary diplomas or certificates from the University, or persons who have completed one year of full-time studies, or the equivalent thereof as determined by the Governing Council, towards such a degree, diploma or certificate and are no longer registered at the University;

 - The University of Toronto Act, 1971

General Nomination Guidelines for all Award Categories

  • Nominations are confidential.
  • All nominees must be alumni of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. However, the nominator does not need to be an alumni.
  • Nominees can self-nominate.
  • Donor information is not considered as a selection criteria for individual awards except in exceptional circumstances. For example, the donation was transformative (or otherwise uncommon) in some way and is considered along with other significant merits.  Donation information will be considered as a selection criteria for corporate awards.
  • Nominees cannot be employed in a full time continuing or full-time contract position at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Nominees who work part-time or for part of the year at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy are eligible.
  • Nominations can be carried forward for one year.
  • Writing quality of the submission will not determine the outcome, but the content of the submission will be used to determine the candidate’s merit to the best of the committee’s ability.
  • Information not included in the nomination package will not be considered unless it is public information.
  • The selection committee is not responsible for additional research related to the nomination.
  • Nominations may be submitted by any individual, independently or on behalf of a group or institution.
  • Nominees can only be nominated in one category per year.

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Individual Award Categories

Leadership Award
  • Administered by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee.
  • The Leadership Award recognizes one alumnus’ leadership within the Faculty and their contribution to advancing health and/or science.  
  • The alumnus has made an outstanding contribution in their field, which may include the achievement of awards and/or honours.
  • The alumnus is an inspiration to their peers and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy community.
  • This alumnus has remained a committed member of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy community and the pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical sciences community at large.
Emerging Leader in Pharmacy Practice Award
  • Administered by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee.
  • The Emerging Leader in Pharmacy Practice Award recognizes one alumnus from the Faculty who has graduated in the past 10 years.
  • This award recognizes one young alumnus who has demonstrated an exceptional contribution or shown a level of achievement in their career or field that is extraordinary for an individual early in their career.
  • The alumnus is an inspiration to their peers and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy community.
  • This alumnus has remained a committed member of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy community and the pharmacy community at large.
Emerging Leader in Pharmaceutical Sciences Award
  • Administered by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee.
  • The Emerging Leader in Pharmaceutical Sciences Award recognizes one alumnus from the Faculty who has graduated in the past 10 years.
  • This award recognizes one young alumnus who has demonstrated an exceptional contribution or shown a level of achievement in their career or field that is extraordinary for an individual early in their career.
  • The alumnus is an inspiration to their peers and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy community.
  • This alumnus has remained a committed member of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy community and pharmaceutical sciences community at large.
Alumni Service Award
  • Administered by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee.
  • The Alumni Service Award recognizes one alumnus from the Faculty who has provided extraordinary volunteer service and demonstrated leadership through local or global volunteer work. Recipients have enriched the lives of others through their volunteerism in the Faculty or through their work with civic, charitable and/or social causes beyond the scope of their clinical or academic responsibilities.

Lifetime Achievement - The Hall of Distinction

  • Administered by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee.
  • The Hall of Distinction is an assembly of extraordinary alumni that recognizes their lifelong accomplishments to the profession of pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical sciences.
  • These are graduates whose accomplishments have ultimately defined what is exemplary of Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy graduates and the pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical sciences profession.
  • The careers of the members stand as examples and inspire future generations of Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy students.

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Corporate Awards Categories

Partnership Service Award
  • Administered by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee.
  • Recognizes corporate leaders committed to working with the Faculty to mentor and train students in the field through programs such as preceptorships and industrial residencies.
  • These organizations have shown long-term commitment to student preparation and are being honored for their services, and dedication to the profession and the education of future professionals.
Partnership Award
  • Administered by the Alumni Awards Selection Committee.
  • Recognizes corporate leaders and visionaries who have made significant financial contributions in support of the Faculty’s overall mission.
  • These organization’s partnerships showcase their ongoing and generous commitment to Faculty and dedication to advancing the profession of pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical science

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