Alumni (Winter 2022)

Portrait of Valerie Wiebe.

A Calling to Care

When Valerie Wiebe [BN/93, MN/99] became the first female president and chief operating officer of Concordia Hospital in 2015, she didn’t know the facility would soon be affected by a complete overhaul of Manitoba’s health-care system.

A prescription pill bottle on its side with pills spilling out.

Patient Safety Advocate

A passion for patient care took hold early for Susan Lessard-Friesen [B.Sc. Pharm/83]. While attending high school, she started a part-time job at a community pharmacy in Winnipeg’s Fort Richmond neighbourhood.