Bursaries

Bursary applications should be submitted to the Faculty Registrar by the Faculty’s approximate deadline dates of November 1 and February 1.

Albert and Evelyn Krakauer Award

The Albert and Evelyn Krakauer Award will be awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need and who have achieved First Class Honours in the Pharmacy Management Course.

Allan Martin Starkman Memorial Bursary

Mrs. Catherine Starkman has established a bursary in memory of her late husband to be awarded to a deserving student who is entering the final year of the undergraduate program. The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial need.

Anna M. Pearson Bursary

The Anna M. Pearson Bursary was established by the late Mr. Fred Pearson, to aid deserving undergraduates in pharmacy who have a good scholastic record.

Barry Haberman Retirement Bursary

This bursary has been established by Mr. Haberman’s aunt, Enid Cohen Lichter, in honour of his retirement in 2000. After graduating from the Faculty in 1953, Mr. Haberman practised in community pharmacy for over forty-five years. This award will be allocated to a student in any year of the undergraduate pharmacy program who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing community pharmacy.

Ben Cohen Bursary Fund

The Ben Cohen Bursary Fund provides financial support to students demonstrating financial need who are registered in any year of the undergraduate program.

Bev Sweezey Experiential Bursary

This bursary was established by Andrea Cameron, Senior Lecturer at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Bev Sweezey was Ms. Cameron’s aunt; she graduated from the University of Toronto with a BScPhm degree in 1953. Ms. Sweezey practiced as a dedicated community pharmacist for many years, in various rural Eastern Ontario towns, as well as in Kingston and Toronto. She was known for her interest in helping the elderly and for being very supportive of new learners on their path to becoming the next generation of pharmacists.  The Bev Sweezey Experiential Bursary is awarded to a student in Year 4 of the Professional Program embarking on their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential rotations who is in financial need.

Brusatin and Nagao Bursary

Giovanna (Brusatin) Nagao and Jack Nagao, both graduates of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, established this entrance bursary to assist full-time undergraduate students from Ontario.  The Brusatin and Nagao Bursary is awarded to a student entering Year 1 of the undergraduate pharmacy program who has not completed a prior degree upon admission.

Cirocco Bursary

Virginia Cirocco is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy and recently stepped down as Executive Vice-President, Pharmacy, at Shoppers Drug Mart. This bursary has been established not only to assist students in financial need, but also to acknowledge and reward achievement in an area of study that will lead students to become successful and innovative community practice pharmacists. The Cirocco Bursary is awarded to students in the Third Year of the undergraduate program on the basis of financial need and who have achieved the highest standing in PHM215H1 Management:  Skills, Communication and Collaboration (PHM215H1).

Dean’s Award

The Dean’s Award was established through the net proceeds of the 2006 Pharmacy Golf Classic Tournament and by subsequent event proceeds and other contributions. The Pharmacy Golf Classic is a tournament which brings together members of the Faculty (including student representatives) with representatives from the pharmaceutical industry and the pharmacy community for the purpose of raising funds to support students. The Dean’s Award will be awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need.

Edward E. Barber Award

Edward E. Barber established this award in recognition of the unselfish contribution Leslie G. Henderson made to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Canada. This bursary is to be awarded to students demonstrating financial need.

David Lang Memorial Bursaries

Mrs. Anna Lang established a bursary in memory of her late husband to be awarded to a deserving student who is entering the final year of the undergraduate program. Ms. Karen Lang established a similar bursary in memory of her late father also to be awarded to a deserving student who is entering the final year of the undergraduate program. Both recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need.

Dean F. Norman Hughes Award

This award has been established in honour of F. Norman Hughes, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy from 1953 to 1973. The award will be given to a student registered in Fourth Year, who demonstrates the greatest financial need. The recipient may not receive an award of equal or greater value in the same academic year.

Dinah Mancini (Skaistys) Bursary

The late Dinah Mancini (Skaistys) graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy in 1979. After graduation, Dinah returned to her home in Grimsby, Ontario and practiced her profession for more than 30 years, primarily with Shoppers Drug Mart. To honour Dinah’s memory and dedication to her profession, her family and friends have established the Dinah Mancini (Skaistys) Bursary which is awarded to a student in Year 3 of the undergraduate program on the basis of financial need, who is a graduate of a high school in the Niagara Peninsula.  If there is not a student from Year 3 that meets the bursary conditions, a student will be selected from Year 2 of the undergraduate program.  If the criteria are sill unmet, the geographic region will be extended to the Hamilton/Burlington area.

Douglas Wingfield Memorial Bursary

This award was established through a bequest from Douglas Wingfield, a 1956 graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy. The Douglas Wingfield Memorial Bursary will be awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need.

Edwin H. Nelson Memorial Fund

The Edwin H. Nelson Memorial Fund was given by the late Mr. Lemuel W. Famulener to aid students of special ability and of high character, who demonstrate financial need, to obtain an education.

Ernest Martin “Cappy” Rix Award

Dr. Donald B. Rix has established this award in honour of his father, Ernest Martin “Cappy” Rix, a graduate of the Class of 2T7. This bursary will be awarded to Second Year students who demonstrates financial need.

Frank Rogers Marmoraton Memorial Award

This bursary has been established through a generous endowment from Ross A. Rogers, in memory of his father, Frank Rogers. Two recipients will be identified annually who demonstrate financial need: to one student who will have enrolled in Second Year and to a second student who will have enrolled in Third Year of the undergraduate Pharmacy program.

Gladys Watson Aboriginal Education Fund

To be awarded to Aboriginal students, including Status, Non-Status, Metis and Inuit students, enrolled in graduate programs at the master’s or doctoral level, and second-entry programs. All Aboriginal students in these programs are eligible to apply, full-time and part-time, with preference given to those students who demonstrate financial need. Application forms are available from the Enrolment Services website.

Gordon Murray Award

The family of Gordon Murray established this award in his honour. Mr. Murray graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1973. He was a member of the Canadian Society for Hospital Pharmacists, Ontario Branch, from 1972 until the time of his death, serving as President from 1993 to 1994. Among his many other accomplishments, he served as Chairman of the Association of Directors of Pharmacy, Metro Toronto Hospitals, in 1989, and was a Council Member for the Ontario College of Pharmacists from 1998 to 2000. He also made numerous presentations to community groups on medication use and safety, and both organized and delivered presentations at educational sessions for pharmacists. The Gordon Murray Award will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are registered in any year of the undergraduate program.

Grace Mak Award

Family and friends established this award to honour Grace Mak. She was a 1998 graduate of the Faculty and pursued a career in community pharmacy in Orillia. Grace had an excellent rapport with her clients and treated each with dignity and respect. She had a passion for life and for people. The Grace Mak Award will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are registered in any year of the undergraduate program.

Helen M. Walton Bursary

Helen M. Walton joined the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1941. Her role was initially a dual one – that of secretary to the academic staff including the Dean, as well as librarian of the College. In 1953, when the College became the Faculty of Pharmacy, she was primarily Secretary to the Dean. In 1973, she became the Faculty Secretary and through her dealings with students, she had opportunity to witness the impact of financial assistance. She established the Helen M. Walton Bursary to help pharmacy students pursue their studies. This bursary will be awarded to students on the basis of financial need.

Herbert R. Binder/Shoppers Drug Mart Bursaries

As a tribute to Herbert R. Binder upon his retirement from Shoppers Drug Mart in February 2001, executives, suppliers and associates of the company pledged donations to establish the Herbert R. Binder/Shoppers Drug Mart Bursaries. These bursaries will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need who are registered in any year of the undergraduate program.

Hunter Family Contribution Bursary

Michael Hunter is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy and is currently the owner of Hunter’s Pharmacy Ltd. in Windsor, Ontario. He has established a bursary to be awarded to students in Year 3 of the undergraduate program, on the basis of financial need, who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, preferably from outside the Greater Toronto Area and has achieved honours standing in Medication Therapy Management 2 (PHM205H1).

Janice Lawrie Memorial Bursary

This award has been established by the friends and family of Janice Lawrie (Class of 8T9) in memory of her dedication to the profession. The bursary will be given to a student in Third or Fourth Year of the undergraduate program, who is from the Barrie/Orillia area, and who demonstrates financial need.

John Christie Higgins Bursary

The John Christie Higgins Bursary is awarded to a student, or students, in any year of the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Pharmacy, based on financial need.

John Dalziel Johnson Memorial Award

A bequest by the late John Dalziel Johnson, who graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacists in 1931, provided for an award for students in the undergraduate program who demonstrate financial need.

Joseph Litchen Memorial Bursary

Rokeah Chapter, Rho Pi Phi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, presents this bursary in memory of their friend and colleague, Joseph Litchen. The bursary will be awarded to a Fourth Year student who demonstrates financial need, and preferably has attained at least Second Class Honours.

Ladies Auxiliary Fund, Hamilton

The Ladies Auxiliary Fund, Hamilton is awarded to a student in any year of the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Pharmacy, based on financial need.

Ladies Auxiliary Student Fund

The Ladies Auxiliary Student Fund is awarded to a student in any year of the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Pharmacy, based on financial need.

Lightstone and Hainsworth Bursary

Richard Hainsworth is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto (Class of 5T7). This bursary will be awarded to a minimum of two students in Year 4 of the undergraduate program on the basis of financial need, who have achieved First Class Honours in Year 3 of the undergraduate program.

London and District Pharmacists’ Association Bursary

The London and District Pharmacists’ Association offer this award to two students, preferably in First Year, who graduated from a secondary school in Middlesex, Elgin or Oxford county, and who have demonstrated financial need. No student can receive the award more than once.

Mary Asquith Fund

The Mary Asquith Fund is awarded to a student in any year of the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Pharmacy, based on financial need.

Maxwell D. Joel Memorial Bursary

Rokeah Chapter, Rho Pi Phi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, presents this bursary in memory of their friend and colleague, Maxwell D. Joel. The bursary will be awarded to a Third Year student who demonstrates financial need, and preferably having attained at least Second Class Honours.

May Kong Memorial Bursary

The Class of 9T4 and faculty have established a bursary in memory of their classmate and friend, to show their respect for, and admiration of, her courage. This bursary will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Nathan and Ethel Gotfrid Scholarship

A bequest by the late Ethel Gotfrid, in memory of her husband Nathan, has provided for a scholarship to be awarded to a student demonstrating financial need.

Neil and Merda Wood Bursary

The Neil and Merda Wood Bursary will be awarded to a student in the First Year of the undergraduate program on the basis of financial need and who obtains a high admission index.

Nellie Adams Martin Bursary

The CSL Group Inc. have established this bursary to be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need.

Pharmacy GRADitude Bursary

The Pharmacy GRADitude Bursary will be awarded to an undergraduate pharmacy student registered in Year 4 of the program who demonstrates financial need. The recipient must have been involved in UPS or Class Council while registered in Year 3.

Philip Feldberg Award

Philip Feldberg was a 1969 graduate of the Faculty’s BSc Phm program. He founded Medico Pharmacy in 1970 and built the company into one of the largest multi-level support pharmacies for long term care facilities in the Greater Toronto Area. Mr. Feldberg passed away in April 2005, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. In his will, he provided a gift to establish a bursary which is awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need.

Professor Zubin Austin Award

Zubin Austin has been either a teacher or a student at the University of Toronto continuously since 1984, earning two bachelors’ degrees, three masters’ degrees and a PhD during this time. Since 1994, he has worked full time at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and most recently as Professor and inaugural holder of the Ontario College of Pharmacists Professorship in Pharmacy Practice Research.  The Professor Zubin Austin Award is awarded to a student in any year of the professional program who is in financial need and resides the furthest distance away in Canada from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Students are eligible to receive this award only once during their studies at the Faculty.

Robert Bruce Otto Bursary

The estate of Edna FitzPatrick Otto, in memory of her late husband Robert Bruce Otto, provides this award to a student who demonstrates financial need. Eligible recipients should preferably have come from a small town, village or rural municipality in Electoral District #2 (Counties of Durham, Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Peterborough, Prince Edward, and Victoria).

Ron Harris Bursary

The North Bay and District Pharmacists’ Association have established a bursary in memory of Ron Harris, a local pharmacist. This bursary will be awarded to a deserving and needy student, preferably from Northern Ontario.

Selene Wong Memorial Bursary

The Class of 9T5 has established a bursary in memory of their classmate, to be awarded to a Second Year student based on financial need. The recipient will also have participated in social and athletic activities, served on class council or faculty committees, and made a meaningful contribution to the class spirit.

Shoppers Drug Mart Award

Through a generous endowment from Shoppers Drug Mart, awards will be given annually to students who demonstrate financial need, and who have successfully completed First, Second or Third Year of the undergraduate Pharmacy program. The awards to students who have successfully completed Second Year are designated as the Arthur and Gordon Resnick/Shoppers Drug Mart Award, in recognition of the invaluable contribution these brothers made to the profession of pharmacy and to the success of the company. The awards to students who have successfully completed Third Year are designated as the Izzy Snyder/Shoppers Drug Mart Award. This is to honour Mr. Snyder’s commitment and loyalty to the company and to the profession.

Sidney & Elaine Kadish Bursary

Sidney Kadish (Class of 5T7) and friends established this award to help a student from Northern Ontario pursue a career in pharmacy with the intent that this may inspire the recipient to practice pharmacy in Northern Ontario. Therefore, the bursary will be awarded to undergraduate students from North Bay, or from villages, towns or cities north of North Bay, who demonstrates financial need.

T.F. “Jock” McCrossan Memorial Award

This award has been established by the family of Thomas Frederick “Jock” McCrossan in memory of his years of service to the staff and students of the Faculty of Pharmacy. “Jock” was a valued member of the faculty staff; his friendly and helpful manner endeared him to all who came in contact with him. The award will be allocated to one student enrolled in each of Years 1, 2 and 3, and to four students enrolled in Year 4. Recipients must have achieved at least Second Class Honours.

Teva Canada Bursary

The Teva Canada Bursary was established at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy through a donation from Teva Canada Limited to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their operations in Canada and their formal name change from Teva Novopharm to Teva Canada. This bursary is awarded to a student in any year of the undergraduate program on the basis of financial need.

Tricia Ramsumair/Pharmacy Class of 9T9 Award

The Class of 9T9 has established this award to commemorate the life of Tricia Ramsumair. Tricia’s cheerful disposition and quiet kindness has left a lasting impression on her classmates. This bursary will be awarded to a Third Year student on the basis of financial need.

Vi Stringer Memorial Bursary

The friends of Vi Stringer have established this bursary in her memory, to be awarded to a deserving student in any year of the undergraduate program who has demonstrated financial need.

Yahya Farag Bursary

Yahya Farag established a bursary in gratitude for the support he received while a student at the Faculty of Pharmacy. The bursary will be awarded to a Year 2 student on the basis of financial need who achieved high academic standing in the course PHM141H1 (Pharmaceutics).