Events

19 Sep

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe attends the White rock Home Show

September 19th, 2016

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe is happy to announce that we have successfully participated in another great Lower Mainland community event – the White Rock Fall Home Show from September 16 – 18 2016, held at the Peace Arch Curling Centre and hosted by Expert Shows. The Home Show featured over 100 businesses, a variety of demonstrations by expert professionals, and seminars to provide you with expert advice across a wide range of subjects.

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We had a large booth to ourselves, where we had a great time introducing attendees to our programs designed to help you live better, like our Pharmacy with Care program. We were also pleased to have such a wonderful audience for our seminars, which included “Navigating the Pharmacy Experience with Your Loved One”, which provided guidance for navigating through your pharmacy/pharmaceutical experience when working with loved ones with complex needs. All round, a great time – we would look forward to participating again!

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe is committed to improving and supporting our communities and their health. That is why we have rolled out several innovative service programs, such as: ‘Pharmacy with Care’, where we provide a suite of medication services provided by professional nurses; HealthTab, which enables you to complete a number of routine health tests – such as blood glucose tests – right in our pharmacies and allows you to access your results on a mobile device; and our INSTI rapid HIV tests. For more information about these programs and our other services, please visit our website at: http://www.pharmacybc.com

15 Jun

Pharmacy BC’s Bob Rai as the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduation Representative

June 15th, 2016

We were so proud that our own Bob Rai was invited to join the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduating Class of 2016 ceremonies! Bob had the honor of being in the Chancellor’s Procession and shake hands on the stage when the graduates received their diplomas at the gorgeous Chan Centre of Performing Arts as the Faculty of Pharmaceuticals Sciences Alumni Representative. Bob was also given the opportunity to give a speech at the Dean’s Luncheon that followed. PharmacyBC is proud to welcome this new class of graduates into the field, and we wish them the best of luck with their future careers!

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. To learn more about UBC, please visit their website at: www.ubc.ca

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe is committed to improving and supporting our communities and their health. That is why we have rolled out several innovative service programs, such as: ‘Pharmacy with Care’, where we provide a suite of medication services provided by professional nurses; HealthTab, which enables you to complete a number of routine health tests – such as blood glucose tests – right in our pharmacies and allows you to access your results on a mobile device; and our INSTI rapid HIV tests. For more information about these programs and our other services, please visit our website at: http://www.pharmacybc.com

Click for the UBC Pharm Sci Alumni June Newsletter that features Bob Rai at this event.

 

27 Mar

Pharmacy BC at Innovation to Application

March 27th, 2016

 

This past February marked the first Innovation to Application conference that brought together a network of community pharmacies and healthcare innovators in order to spark positive change and collaboration. The idea came from two UBC colleagues, Nicole Tsao and Mark Kunzli, who were aided by PharmacyBC’s Bob Rai to realize their mutual goal.

Bob Rai was there with PharmacyBC to give a presentation (below) on their INSTI HIV Antibody test. This impressive test can be done in less than a minute, providing patients with accurate test results right way. They’ve been working closely with other pharmacies to implement the test during their pilot session, with very positive results.

Bob and his team were also there to promote other innovative approaches PharmacyBC is taking towards their patients, including the Healthtab Provider technology and the Pharmacy With Care program, where pharmacists actually go out to patients’ homes to administer care. It’s practices such as these that make PharmacyBC one of the leading healthcare providers in the province.

Bob rail spoke about howPharmacyBC feels events like Innovation to Application is important, and how PharmacyBC is doing things differently.

18 Feb

Aging Together Abbotsford 2016

February 18th, 2016

We had a great time this year at the first annual Aging Together Abbotsford 2016! It was wonderful to hear remarks from Mayor Braun, Isobel Mckenzie and Fraser Health. We were happy and encouraged to see that so many people in the Abbotsford community are pulling together for the betterment of senior’s health and well-being – we are looking forward to next year!

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe is committed to improving and supporting our communities and their health. That is why we have rolled out several innovative service programs, such as: ‘Pharmacy with Care’, where we provide a suite of medication services provided by professional nurses; HealthTab, which enables you to complete a number of routine health tests – such as blood glucose tests – right in our pharmacies and allows you to access your results on a mobile device; and our INSTI rapid HIV tests, offered for free to the community. For more information about these programs and our other services, please visit our website at: http://www.pharmacybc.com

Abbotsford Community Services strives to be an agency that fosters community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership. Their primary goals are: to plan for and provide direct social and Abbotsford community services; to heighten awareness of social concerns in the community and to foster community involvement; and to create opportunities for community members to participate in serving, developing, and strengthening our communities through partnerships with the government, private organizations and individuals. To find about more about their services and programs, please see their website at: http://www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

12 Feb

Pharmacy BC attends the South Vancouver Community Police Fundraiser

February 12th, 2016

We had a great time at this year’s annual Chinese New Year Fundraising Dinner for the South Vancouver Community Policing Centre! Bob Rai, Harpreet Rai, Vishal Trivedi, David Lee, Michelle Liu, and Simon Zhou were present in addition to several other special guests at the venerable Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant. We were honoured to meet not only such wonderful and supportive members of the community, but also our new Minister of Defence, Harjit Sajjan. We are looking forward to next year!

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe is committed to improving and supporting our communities and their health. That is why we have rolled out several innovative service programs, such as: ‘Pharmacy with Care’, where we provide a suite of medication services provided by professional nurses; HealthTab, which enables you to complete a number of routine health tests – such as blood glucose tests – right in our pharmacies and allows you to access your results on a mobile device; and our INSTI rapid HIV tests, offered for free to the community. For more information about these programs and our other services, please visit our website at: http://www.pharmacybc.com

The South Vancouver Community Policing Centre community crime prevention office is a place where community members and businesses can meet and work with the police, in a non-crisis environment, to address crime and safety concerns. Staffed almost entirely by volunteers, day to day activities include: coordination of police crime prevention programs such as Bike Patrol; participation in community projects such as clean-up campaigns, graffiti paint-outs, public awareness initiatives; and generally helping the public with non-emergency crime-related problems. To learn more about SVCP and their services, please visit their website at: http://svcpc.com

03 Feb

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe is going to be exhibiting at exciting new conference: Aging Together Abbotsford 2016

February 3rd, 2016

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe is going to be exhibiting at an exciting new conference –  Aging Together Abbotsford 2016! Put on by Abbotsford Community Services and generously hosted by the Seven Oaks Alliance Church, Aging Together Abbotsford 2016 is a conference for baby boomers and seniors. Taking place on February 12 and 13, the conference will offer educational workshops and expert speakers, as well as vendors and exhibitors that promote a full and healthy lifestyle for older adults.

PharmacyBC/The Medicine Shoppe is committed to improving and supporting our communities and their health. That is why we have rolled out several innovative service programs, such as: ‘Pharmacy with Care’, where we provide a suite of medication services provided by professional nurses; HealthTab, which enables you to complete a number of routine health tests – such as blood glucose tests – right in our pharmacies and allows you to access your results on a mobile device; and our INSTI rapid HIV tests, offered for free to the community. For more information about these programs and our other services, please visit our website at: http://www.pharmacybc.com

Abbotsford Community Services strives to be an agency that fosters community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership. Their primary goals are: to plan for and provide direct social and Abbotsford community services; to heighten awareness of social concerns in the community and to foster community involvement; and to create opportunities for community members to participate in serving, developing, and strengthening our communities through partnerships with the government, private organizations and individuals. To find about more about their services and programs, please see their website at: http://www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

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