Third Year Awards

Alumni Undergraduate Award

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

Jack Austin Retirement Scholarship

To honour the retirement of its founder and President, Jack Austin Drugs Limited has established a scholarship to be awarded to the Third Year student who obtains over 80% in PHM370H1 Community Pharmacy Management, and has not received an award of greater value.

M. Carolyn Braiden Scholarship

Miss M. Carolyn Braiden has established the M. Carolyn Braiden Scholarship in the amount of the income on $3,000. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student who obtains First Class Honours in the examinations of the Third Year and who has not won an award of equal or greater value.

Harold G. Browne Prize

The Harold G. Browne Prize is awarded to the student who obtains the highest standing in PHM370H1 Community Pharmacy Management, achieves an Annual Grade Point Average of 2.70 or greater, and has not won an award of greater value.

Ward Charlebois Scholarship

The late Ward Charlebois graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy in 1988. He was the owner of an independent pharmacy in Angus, Ontario for several years prior to his death from
cancer in August 2010. Drug Trading Company Limited established this award in his memory. The Ward Charlebois Scholarship is awarded to a student entering Year 4 of the undergraduate program who has achieved Second Class Honours, was born and educated in a small town in Ontario (population of less than 20,000), and who has experience working in an Independent Pharmacy.

John Connelly Memorial Scholarship

Friends and family established this scholarship to honour the life of John Connelly who was a good student, athlete and friend to his classmates. It will be awarded to a Third Year student who has achieved at least Second Class Honours, has participated in one or more intramural sports, and has not received an award of greater value.

Tony Crncich and Mahlon Dyer Scholarship

This scholarship, made possible through an endowment from Big V Pharmacies, has been established in honour of Tony Crncich and Mahlon Dyer, the original founding members of Big V Pharmacies. Mr. Crncich served as President for more than 20 years and Mr. Dyer was Vice President of Marketing for 30 years. This scholarship will be awarded to the Third Year student who achieves the highest total grades in PHM301H1 Pharmacotherapy 6: Hematology, Oncology and Immunotherapies and PHM302H1 Pharmacotherapy 7: Neuropsychiatry, and Honours standing in PHM305H1 Medication Therapy Management 4.

CSHP (Ontario Branch) Award

The CSHP (Ontario Branch) has established this award to be given to the student who obtains the second highest grade in PHM371H1 Institutional Pharmacy Practice Management. This award is intended to raise the awareness of Pharmacy students of hospital pharmacy through familiarization with the goals, activities and services of CSHP, and the Ontario Branch in particular. The recipient will receive a framed certificate and membership in CSHP for one year; if the recipient pursues a hospital pharmacy residency, the membership will be extended to three years.

Drug Trading Company Limited Awards

The Drug Trading Company Limited, Toronto, provides two awards of $250 each to two students who obtain at least Second Class Honours at the examinations of the Third Year.

8T0 Award

The Class of 8T0 has established an award which shall be given to a Third Year student who has made the most significant contribution to the professional, athletic and social lives of her/his fellow classmates. The student shall be nominated by the class representatives at the conclusion of Third Year and subject to the student’s successful completion of the academic year.

Horace J. Fuller Memorial Award

Family, friends and associates of Horace J. Fuller established this award to honour the memory of Mr. Fuller, the first professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Toronto. This award is presented to a Third Year student in recognition of his/her performance in the administrative, historical and social (behavioural) aspects of the Pharmacy program.

John H.H. Jury Scholarship

A bequest by the late Mr. J.H.H. Jury, Bowmanville, was made to establish a scholarship in the amount of the income on $2,000. The award is made to a student of the Third Year on the basis of academic standing in the annual examinations.

Theodore James Kanas Memorial Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. George Kanas have established this scholarship in loving memory of their son, Theodore James Kanas, who graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1973. The scholarship is to be awarded to the student who achieves the highest standing in the annual examinations of Third Year and who has won no other award. The recipient must continue his/her studies in Fourth Year.

D.R. Kennedy Memorial Award

This award was established by friends and colleagues in memory of Professor David R. Kennedy, a faculty member from 1955 until his retirement in 1988. He taught in the area of pharmaceutics, jurisprudence
and dispensing. He passed away in January 1994. In keeping with Professor Kennedy’s area of interest, this award will be given to a Third Year student who demonstrates academic excellence in the Medication
Therapy Management courses (PHM105H1, PHM205H1, PHM206H1 and PHM305H1).

Frank Kwiecien Memorial Scholarship

Frank Kwiecien graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree. From there he embarked on a long and illustrious career in retail pharmacy, ultimately serving as Vice-President, Pharmacy, for Loblaw Companies Limited. Active in the profession and the community, Mr. Kwiecien served on the Board of Directors of numerous industry associations, organizations and not-for-profits. Frank passed away on September 12, 2011, after a brave battle with
brain cancer. The Frank Kwiecien Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize a student in Year 3 of the undergraduate program who demonstrates exceptional vision and outstanding leadership through volunteer service to the community and the profession, and who is eligible for financial assistance under the OTSS guidelines.

E.A. Lovell Scholarship in Pharmacy

The family of the late Mr. E.A. Lovell, Phm.B., Oshawa, provided this scholarship to be awarded to a student who obtains First Class Honours at the annual examinations of the Third Year and has not won an award of greater value.

Jeanette Mednick Memorial Scholarship

The family of Jeanette Mednick (nee Danilack), son Howard, and daughters Joanne Myles and Adrienne Yamaguchi, have established this scholarship in memory of their mother who graduated from the Ontario
College of Pharmacy in 1946. This scholarship is to recognize the pursuit of academic excellence, as characterized by Mrs. Mednick, and will be allocated to the student who also receives the Parke Medal (highest in First Class Honours at the annual examinations of Third Year). Jeanette Mednick was one of the earliest recipients of this medal and it is her family’s wish that this medal continue to be awarded. This scholarship will subsidize the Parke Medal fund and also provide a monetary award.

Merck Canada Scholarship

Merck Canada has established a scholarship to be awarded to a student who obtains at least Second Class Honours in the examinations of the Third Year and who has not won an award of equal or greater value.

Ed Mirvish Centennial Scholarship in Pharmacy

This scholarship, presented by Honest Ed’s Pharmacy Limited, will be awarded to the student who stands highest in First Class Honours at the examinations of Third Year and who has not won an award
of greater value.

Starr Wilfred Oldershaw Scholarship

Mrs. Dorothy Oldershaw Cole has established the Starr Wilfred Oldershaw Scholarship in memory of her father, a graduate of the Ontario College of Pharmacy. The scholarship is to be awarded to a Third Year student with the highest standing in First Class Honours, who has not won any other award of equal or greater value.

Ontario Pharmacists Association Award

The Ontario Pharmacists Association is the largest advocacy organization, continuing education and drug information provider for pharmacy professionals in Canada. They are dedicated to working on behalf of patients, pharmacists, pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians across Ontario to evolve the practice of pharmacy and advocate for the highest standards of professional excellence and fair compensation. They established the Ontario Pharmacists Association Award to recognize, on an annual basis, up to five students entering Year 4 of the undergraduate program who have achieved academic excellence (minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0) and have demonstrated outstanding service to the community. Recipients must be student members of the Ontario Pharmacists Association to be eligible for this award.

Osborne Scholarship

The Estate of M.R. Osborne has provided for a scholarship to be awarded to the student who obtains the highest standing in First Class Honours at the annual examinations of the Third Year, who proceeds to Fourth Year, and who has not won an award of equal or greater value.

Lieut. George R. Parke Medal

A gold medal in memory of the late Lieut. Geo. R. Parke, phm.b. (Class of 1910–11), will be awarded to the student who stands first in First Class Honours at the annual examinations of the Third Year.

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 Third Year, who has not won an award of greater
value.

Ruth Segal Memorial Award

This award has been established by friends and colleagues of Ruth Segal to honour her memory. It will be presented to the Third Year student who obtains the highest standing in PHM386H1 Mental Health and Addiction.

Shoppers Drug Mart Award

This award was established by Shoppers Drug Mart to acknowledge individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership in student activities at the Faculty, and to reward achievement in an area of study that will lead students to become successful and innovative community practice pharmacists. The Shoppers Drug Mart Award is awarded to a student entering Year 4 of the undergraduate program, who is a member of the Council of the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society, and has achieved the highest standing in the Community Pharmacy Management course (PHM370H1).

Undergraduate Pharmacy Society Award

This award, established by the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society, is given to a Year 3 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.

Arthur and Pat Ward Scholarship

A bequest by the late Eleanor J. Ward has provided for a scholarship to be awarded to a Third Year student who demonstrates academic proficiency and has not received an award of greater value.

Sharon Wells Memorial Award

This award has been established by Philip Feldberg in honour of Sharon Wells and in memory to her family. Sharon was a pharmacy assistant at Medico Pharmacy for 22 years. The recipient will be nominated by class members of Third Year and, like Sharon, have demonstrated leadership skills, be dependable, compassionate, socially active and generous in helping others.