First Year Awards

Alumni Undergraduate Award

The Pharmacy Alumni Association has established an award for a student entering Second Year who has contributed to student activities in First Year. Candidates are recommended by the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society. Academic performance must be at least Second Class Honours.

E.E. Binder Memorial Prize

This prize, presented by Mrs. E.E. Binder, is awarded to the student obtaining the highest standing (First Class Honours) in Molecular Pharmacology (PHM140H1), and who has achieved at least Second Class Honours in the annual examinations of First Year.

Dr. Heather Boon Scholarship

Heather Boon is a graduate (9T1) of the BScPhm program at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; she completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in 1996. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Western University, she returned to U of T, first working in the Faculty of Medicine from 1998 to 2000. In 2001 she returned to the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy where her primary research interests are the safety and efficacy of natural health products as well as complementary/alternative medicine regulation and policy issues. She is a Full Professor at the Faculty and has served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Education. She was the interim Dean of the Faculty from 2013 to 2014 and Dean from 2014 to 2018. The Dr. Heather Boon Scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest overall standing in Health Systems I (PHM110H1) and Social and Behavioural Health (PHM114H1).

Joseph Charendoff Scholarship

A bequest by the late Joseph Charendoff, a graduate of the Class of 5T3, has provided for a scholarship to be awarded to a student who obtains the highest standing in Medication Therapy Management 1 (PHM105H1).

C. Leroy Coultis Scholarship

The C. Leroy Coultis Scholarship was given by the late Mr. C. Leroy Coultis to be awarded to the student who attains the highest mark in First Class Honours in the subject Pharmaceutics (PHM141H1) and who obtains at least Second Class Honours standing in the First Year.

Lou Grainer Award

On the occasion of Mr. Grainer’s 75th birthday and in recognition of his contribution to the profession of pharmacy, an award has been established for a student who obtains the highest standing at the annual examinations of the First Year, and who has not won an award of greater value.

Wilfred Isaacson Scholarship

In recognition of Mr. Wilfred Isaacson’s contribution to the profession of pharmacy, his family and friends have established a scholarship to be awarded to a student who obtains the highest standing at the annual examinations of the First Year, and who has not won an award of greater value.

William Stanley Meeker Memorial Book Prize

In memory of Mr. William Stanley Meeker, who practiced community pharmacy during his lifetime, a capital donation was made by Mrs. Edith Meeker, Professor Josephine P. Meeker, and others. The annual income, for the purchase of text books, will be awarded to the student who attains the highest mark in First Class Honours in the subject Pharmaceutics and who obtains at least Second Class Honours standing in First Year.

Ostrom and Pauley Scholarship

The Estate of Marjorie Grace Pauley has provided for a scholarship to be awarded to a student who obtains the highest standing in First Class Honours, and who has won no award of greater value.

George I. Puro Memorial Award

The George I. Puro Memorial Award is awarded to the student who obtains at least Second Class Honours at the annual examinations of the First Year, and who obtains the highest total grades in Health Systems I (PHM110H1) and Social and Behavioural Health (PHM114H1).

Rexall Pharmacy Group Scholarship

The Rexall Pharmacy Group Scholarship is awarded to a student who obtains the highest standing in First Class Honours at the annual examinations of the First Year and who has not won an award of greater
value.

Joseph Senelnick Rho Pi Phi Memorial Prize

Nu Chapter of the Rho Pi Phi Fraternity established the Joseph Senelnick Rho Pi Phi Memorial Prize to be awarded to the student who obtains the highest total grades in the pharmacy subjects Health Systems I (PHM110H1), Social and Behavioural Health (PHM114H1), and Pharmaceutics (PHM141H1).

Undergraduate Pharmacy Society Award

This award, established by the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society, is given to a Year 1 student who has made a significant contribution to the undergraduate student life over the past year and who has not held a position on UPS or Class Council in that year. Nominations are made by each class, are approved by UPS, and are forwarded to the Faculty’s Awards Committee for final selection.

Flora M. Ward Scholarship

This award has been established through the generosity of Flora M. Ward, a long-time staff member originally with the Ontario College of Pharmacy and subsequently with the Faculty. Ms. Ward served as Faculty Secretary from 1959 to 1973. The scholarship is awarded to a First Year student in recognition of academic excellence who has not received an award of greater value. The Annual Grade Point Average will be used to determine the recipient.