PANS Honours its Pandemic Heroes

Dartmouth, NS – The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) presented their annual awards virtually over the weekend highlighting the enormous contributions that members of the profession have made to their communities over the past 18 months.

The Pharmacist of the Year Award was presented to Michael McIntyre of Wolfville. Throughout lockdowns and beyond, Michael found a new way to engage and communicate with patients. His compassionate, educational, and sometimes humorous Facebook live updates connected his community and provided opportunities for his patients to ask questions and learn about the many ways that Michael and his team at Wilson’s Pharmasave in Berwick could help them access healthcare.

The Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award went to Jeannette Shaw from Havre Boucher. Jeannette played an integral part in the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out at Medicine Shoppe in Port Hawkesbury. Her efforts ensured her community had easy access to the vaccine.

The Pharmacy Team of the Year Award was presented to Lawtons Northwood in Halifax. During the COVID-19 outbreak at that facility, the team quickly had to adjust their practices in almost every aspect of the services and care they provide. During a very difficult time, the pharmacy team at Lawtons Northwood, put their patients ahead of their own concerns for their health and wellbeing

The Bowl of Hygeia is an award presented to a pharmacist who exhibits an outstanding commitment to their community. This year’s winner was Krista Trider of Falmouth. Krista has worked closely with long term care facilities in the Windsor area to ensure that our most vulnerable people were protected. She was the first pharmacist in the province to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additional awards given include:

Future Leader Award – Courtney Garland (Hantsport)
Distinguished Service Award – Kelly Lee (Halifax)

Long service awards were also presented to those who have been practicing pharmacy for 25, 40 and 50 years.

The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) is the voice of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Nova Scotia. Its mission is to support the professional and economic interests of its members, to advance the practice of pharmacy and improve the health of Nova Scotians. PANS is proud to represent those in pharmacy who are committed to providing excellence in healthcare. 


For more information, please contact:

Amy Wagg
Director of Communications
Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia
P: (902) 422-9583 ext 4