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Free Pharmacy Technician Info Session: June 26, 2024

Are you looking for a career where you can help save lives? Pharmacy Technicians are a critical part of the health care team. They work closely with Pharmacists and ensure that the highest standards of quality and accuracy are met…
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In honour of Black History Month, we’d like to share some inspiring stories about three influential Black Canadians. Today’s article will feature Drake.

The neurodivergent alchemist

As psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross says, “The most beautiful people… are those who have known defeat, suffering, struggle, loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” These words ring especially true for Tessa T., who at 23 years old,…
Tessa Tennant, Counselling Therapist Program
Pharmacy Technician
Courtney Rigel

To serve and protect

Born in Kelowna, but raised in the small community of Innisfail, Alberta, helping others has always been important to Courtney Rigel. Growing up in this town of just 7,700 people, she wanted to become a doctor, but after a year…
COURTNEY RIGEL, Pharmacy Technician
Psychiatric Nursing
Farah Surani

Farah’s determination and compassion

When Farah Surani first arrived in Vancouver, the crisis facing the unhoused community stirred strong emotions in her. Like many others, she initially held misconceptions about homelessness, assuming it was a matter of choice related to substance use and addiction.…
Farah Surani, Psychiatric Nursing

Feel the fear. Do it anyway.

Watch Serena Michajluk confidently walk into a room, and you’d never imagine that her “past self” was a mere shadow of the person she is today. At 44 years old, Serena has finally found fulfillment in her career and her…
SERENA MICHAJLUK, Therapeutic Recreation Assistant
Licensed Optician
Taylor Mccarthy

How Taylor’s stars aligned

At just 21 years old, Taylor McCarthy is proud of her career as a Licensed Optician in Red Deer, Alberta. She works closely with her mentor and boss, Philip Ripley, an experienced Licensed Optician with over four decades of experience.…
TAYLOR MCCARTHY, Licensed Optician
Health Care Assistant
Ruth Carla Aqui

Passion beyond borders

Fueled by profound purpose, Carla’s journey took her from the Philippines to Saudi Arabia, and finally to Canada, each step grounded in dedication and resilience. From a young age, Carla witnessed health care in action: her grandfather’s struggles with kidney…
RUTH CARLA AQUI, Health Care Assistant
Education Assistant
Carol Mohanraj

A nurturer’s journey

From a young age, Carol Mohanraj knew she was meant to be a nurturer. She was inspired by the nurses and teachers in her family, witnessing the importance of caregiving. Motivated by the compassion she saw around her, Carol followed…
Early Childhood Education
Mavy Alisian Alvarez

Born to nurture

On life’s many paths, fortunate are those born with a strong, unshaken sense of direction. Mavy Alvarez is one of the lucky ones, whose unwavering purpose came early in her life. As a little girl, she dreamed of becoming a…
MAVY ALISIAN ALVAREZ, Early Childhood Education

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