Dental Dynamo

WHEN ANASTASIA KELEKIS ARRIVED in Canada to attend university, she planned to follow three generations of her family into medicine. Born in Switzerland to Greek parents, she’d been educated in Athens and Brussels and was fluent in English, French, Italian and Greek. Her parents had sent her to Winnipeg to tuck under the wing of…

Esteemed Islander

(L TO R) WADE MACLAUCHLAN, THEN-PREMIER OF P.E.I., WITH HONOREE HEATHER CUTCLIFFE AND LT.-GOV. ANTOINETTE PERRY WHEN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Heather Cutcliffe [Dip.OT/78] found out she would receive the Order of Prince Edward Island – the province’s highest citizen honour – she was shocked and a bit overwhelmed. A lifelong Islander, Cutcliffe was invested at a…

‘Pharming’ the North

YOU MIGHT ASSUME that leadership in the pharmacy profession would focus on prescription drugs. But when Derrick Sanderson [B.Sc. Pharm/08] and other Manitoba pharmacist leaders championed the elimination of overthe-counter access to codeine, the result was a win for harm reduction and patient safety. Medications like Tylenol No.1 and Robaxacet-8 are known as low-dose or…

Live Long and Prosper

SPACE – THE FINAL FRONTIER – has inspired the work of Dr. M. Terese Verklan [BN/82, BA/84]. The health-care consultant and professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s School of Nursing is a massive fan of the original Star Trek TV series. While growing up in Lockport, Man., Verklan wanted to be…

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