The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists has introduced a new award the Lois Cantin Excellence in Rural Practice Award. In presenting the award it was noted Lois was a long standing member of the Society who passed away last year. Her experience in pharmacy was broad working in retail pharmacy for several years and then she embarked on a hospital pharmacy career in Portage La Prairie, Flin Flon and as director of pharmacy for the Norman Regional Health Authority and eventually moving to Winnipeg as the Pharmacy Manager at Concordia Hospital and in recent years her practice took her most to Churchill. It was also noted Lois won numerous awards including Pharmacist of the year and CSHP Manitoba branch award of excellence. In addition to her numerous roles in Pharmacy Lois was an avid sports enthusiast and held a Third Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a member of the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team prior to becoming a Pharmacist.
The first recipient of the Lois Cantin Excellence in Rural Practice Award was Jamey Willsey at Portage Clinic in Portage La Prairie.